Fairytale Themed Writing Prompt 5: Fragmented Narrative

Fragmented Narrative

Chronology can be fun for writers to play with. Your story could follow a linear progression, jump between time periods, or even be conveyed in impressionistic fragments, as if the reader is piecing the story’s image together from shards of glass in a shattered mirror.

Prompt: Tell your version of Sleeping Beauty from everyone’s perspective but the princess’, as though she is being filled in on what she missed while she was asleep. How will she make sense of her experience? Did she dream while slumbering? Include at least three characters’ perspectives.


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Willow Loveday Little

Willow is a Canadian writer and poet based in Montreal. She is currently working on the first draft of a speculative fiction manuscript, the second draft of a literary fiction manuscript, and a handful of creative, writing-related projects. Her poetry has appeared in The Dalhousie Review. Start a conversation with her on creative process at @willowloveday or say hello at www.willowloveday.com