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“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten”

C H A L L E N G E
Forests and fairies, princes and prancing ponies, dragons and dwarves, apples and antics...Fairy tales always have certain elements that succeed in transporting us in a wholesome world, where someone gets saved in the nick of time and at the end of the adventure all ends well. But what if a known fairy tale took on a rather grim twist. What if Disney had it all wrong and fairy tales receive a goth make-over?

Well that is what this month's challenge is all about! Choose a fairytale from the list below and gothify it for a Goth audience! Remember that Goth means more than just black and brooding - Goth is seeing beauty in the darkness and in things that would usually appear strange or scary.

The Little Mermaid
Alice in Wonderland
Little Red Riding Hood
Rapunzel
The Lion King
Aladdin


If you want to learn more about Goth before starting to write, here are some interesting sources of information and inspiration for you:


R E Q U I R E M E N T S
+ This is a prose prompt.
+ Your entry should be between 500 and 1000 words long.
+ Re-write a fairytale in Goth style.
+ Please include the name of the original fairytale you have used for your entry.


S U B M I S S I O N S
Simply go here and paste your entry into the submissions box. Remember to check for formatting issues!

R U L E S
01: Submit your entries via the July Writing Challenge form by 11:59pm HEX time on July 24th.
02: The entries must follow the HEX Terms and the A&G Forum Rules, as well as the challenge requirements.
03: All work must be your own. Anyone caught cheating or using someone else's work will be disqualified from this month's challenge and will potentially risk disqualification from future challenges.
04: All entries must be created specifically for this task and cannot be shown to anyone or posted anywhere before results have been announced.
05: Winners will be determined by the A&G Staff.
06: With your permission, winning entries will be posted to the official HEXRPG Tumblr page. By checking the box above "Submit" on the entry submission page, you agree to your entry being posted on the page in the case it wins.
07: With your permission, entries will be posted anonymously for fan-favorite voting. By checking the box above "Submit" on the entry submission page, you agree to your entry being posted for fan-favorite voting.
08: If you have any questions, please feel free to post them in this thread or owl Joan.

P R I Z E S
1st Place: Mooney Charm + 3,000 House Points
2nd Place: 50,000 Galleons + 2,000 House Points
3rd Place: 25,000 Galleons + 1,000 House Points

[color=white]Edited by Joan dArc


Edited by CaptainBreeland
 

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What's the word limit for this?
 

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Ah forgot to add that, thank you!
Word limit is 500 words min and 1000 words max
 

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would not giving permission for my work to be featured / eligible for fan favorite voting jeopardize the results at all?
 

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Not at all that is entirely up to you to decide
 

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I love this.
 

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This is exciting.
 

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We're happy you like the idea, everyone ^-^
 

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This is the most interesting Writing Challenge! Can’t wait!
 

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My little black heart is exploding with bats. Can not wait to do this.
 

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Somehow i made it to 1200 words and have to cut back. lol
 

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Yuppiiie really looking forward to your entries, everyone ^^
 

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Quote: richard lestrange

Somehow i made it to 1200 words and have to cut back. lol



Yup, I feel like I'm butchering my baby. I hate maximum word counts.
 

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Update: Well, I did it. I got it down to exactly 999 words.
 

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Eeee! I'm super stoked for my entry. Hope you enjoy it!
 

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I have no idea how I'll be able to keep this under a thousand words😧😧
 

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But you'll keep trying ?
 

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I'm absolutely loving this prompt and will need to make time for it this coming week
 

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You guys, don't forget to send in your entries! This is ending tomorrow ^^
 

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Okay, so I had started this and the more I thought about this, the more convinced I am that I'm doing it wrong. So here is my question: Are we allowed to rewrite the tale or would that disqualify our entry for not sticking close enough to the story?

For example, lets say that we pick the little mermaid as the tale to write, but instead of her having a sea witch turn her into a human in exchange for her voice, she is a human who is cursed to be a mermaid and can keep her voice, but must make a human fall in love with her mermaid form to free her from the curse. In the end, she decides she wants to stay a mermaid and the prince joins her in the sea. I know this is an extreme example, but its very similar to what I've done with my story. I've kind of rearranged some things in my tale like changed character motivations and rewritten characters into different roles, so it does have some similarities, but has a completely different plot line than the original. Is that acceptable or does it need to follow the faerytales more closely?

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