The 2017 Love-A-Thon is a wonderful weekend event held from February 18-20 to promote positivity, kindness, friendship, and good vibes throughout the book community whether it be in blogging, booktube, bookstagram, etc. Hosted by Alexa Loves Books, The Novel Hermit, Super Space Chick & The Daily Prophecy, Love-A-Thon brings people together with fun challenges, twitter chats, blog hopping, and comment sprees. Come join the fun!
Mad Libs: Fairytale Edition
I’m super pumped for this first Love-A-Thon mini-challenge because I get to play Mad Libs again. It really brings me back to my younger years so join me as I craft my own story with the prompts and fairytale provided by the hosts!
- LOCATION: Ketterdam
- CHARACTER (example: assassin): Archer
- TYPE OF STORE: Hat Shop
- BODY PART (plural): Fingers
- ITEM: Dagger
- ROYALTY(any title you can think of): Duchess
- REPEAT ITEM FROM #5: Dagger
- ACTIVE VERB (example: running): Skipping
- ANOTHER LOCATION: Crow Club
- AN EMOTION: Terror
- MUSICAL INSTRUMENT: Violin
- PIECE OF FOOD: Fry
- NUMBER: 3
- TYPE OF HOUSE: Victorian
- VOICE ADJECTIVE: Husky
- DESCRIBE A SOUND (ending with –ing): Reverberating
- ROOM IN A HOUSE: Library
- OBJECTS: Plates
- DESCRIBE AN OUTFIT: Riding pants with boots up to his knees and a corset tightened over a plain white blouse
- INFINITIVE VERB, activity: To Jump
- REPEAT MUSICAL INSTRUMENT from #11: Violin
- A JOB: Bartender
Once upon a time, in a far away Ketterdam, there lived a smart archer. She lived alone in a hat shop, where she had grown up with the deceased owner. She had beautiful fingers, and she was known for her shiny red dagger, the only thing she had left of her parents.
Alas, the Duchess of the country became jealous and wanted to own this dagger. So, she became a wanted person and had to flee into the forest to find a place to hide. After skipping around for hours, hungry and tired, she stumbled upon a crow club. An old lady appeared, offering her shelter from the bitter cold. She looked at her with terror and said: “I will protect you, but I need your help first. Years ago I lost something precious and I want it back. You need to climb into the sky and get my violin back. Here is a magical fry, throw it into the earth, sprinkle with water and it will sprout a beanstalk. You have 3 days to return before the stalk withers.”
She followed the instructions given to her, and lo and behold, a beanstalk grew and grew and grew all the way up to the clouds. After an exhausting climb, she saw a huge Victorian house. She walked to the door and knocked. A husky voice said: ‘Fee-fi-fo-fum, who dares to come and enter my house?” She was not afraid and said: “My name is Jamie and I’ve come to collect an item.”
The door made a reverberating sound when it opened and revealed a large library filled with golden plates. She stepped inside and walked towards the spiraling staircase, where a figure moved, cloaked in darkness.
“Who are you? Step in to the light, so I can see your face.”
The beast growled angry. “Why did you come here? I just want to be left alone.” Still, it moved and stood in front of it. There were three horns on his head, and hair all over his face and his mouth was filled with large teeth. He wore riding pants with boots up to his knees and a corset tightened over a plain white blouse.
“What happened to you?” It reached out to touch one of the horns, but the beast flinched. “Many years ago I was cursed by a witch. I have one year left to jump so I can break the spell, but I’m not brave enough.”
“If you give me the violin, I will help you.”
In keeping its promise, the beast and it worked for a few hours and that afternoon, the beast transformed into an ordinary older guy. “I can’t wait to return to my job as bartender in the normal world. Can I come with you?” Together they climbed down the beanstalk, carrying the instrument for the old lady. The moment she saw the guy and her beloved instrument, she started to weep.
“My husband, you have returned!” They hugged and looked at it.
“We have to tell you something,” the old lady said. “You are our child. We were separated after the curse, but now we are reunited!” From that day, the three of them lived together in the forest, happily ever after.
So there you have it! My very own Mad Lib Fairytale has come to an end. Feel free to fill in your own prompts and create your own. I’ll be doing a couple more Love-A-Thon challenges throughout the weekend so check back. Plus let me know if you enjoyed the story!