🧚 It’s Day 7 of the #FairyTaleMe22 writing challenge on Instagram! Yesterday, characters discussed their fairy TAIL companions and a naughty shapeshifter made an appearance. Today’s prompt: What song would you sing in your fairy tale?
“Should we wait for Tara before we move on?” Big Rabbit asked.
“Nah,” Emily replied. “She won’t care. What’s next?”
“In your fairy tale, what’s the song you’re singing?” Rabbit grimaced. Before Emily could belt out a line, he turned to Lucie. “How about you, Lucie? What’s the tune you’re carrying?”
“Oh, I don’t know.” She shook her head. “Does it have to be something fairy tale-ish? Like Under the Sea from The Little Mermaid?”
“I knew The Little Mermaid was her favorite fairy tale!” Big Rabbit daintily dabbed his napkin at the corners of his mouth. He’d just eaten three wraps.
“It’s Little Red Riding Hood, you idiot,” Sebastian breathed from the other side of the room. He’d plopped down on the couch, crossed his arms over his chest, and rested his feet on the coffee table.
Lucie ignored them both. “Remember that Heath Ledger movie? A Knight’s Tale? I loved how they included music from Heart, BTO, and so on. I’d want my fairy tale soundtrack to be packed with straight ahead rock. Classic stuff.”
“I can get behind it,” Rabbit nodded. “Templeton?”
“I don’t sing.” Templeton paged through another section of the ‘Matar Daily.’
“But you do play the piano,” Lucie leaned closer and tried to engage him. “So… you could have an instrumental soundtrack.”
“Fine.” He lifted the paper. He didn’t look up.
“He’s a real pleasure these days,” Big Rabbit whispered to Rabbit.
“Alright, Emily, what’s yours? But no singing,” Rabbit reminded her.
“I’d like something original. Quirky. Cheerful.” Emily paused. “And I’d sing no matter what.”
“Good for you!” Big Rabbit encouraged. “I’m on board with Emily. Cheerful and original. Sing it loud! Rabbit?”
“Rhino Vomit.” He shrugged. “Okay, on to the next prompt.”
“I can sing,” Sebastian announced.
“No one cares,” Rabbit replied.
Sebastian was undeterred. “In fact, I’d have Lucie perform the reprise at the end of my tale.” His gaze slid to the bar where she sat. “What I would give to hear you sing Norah Jones’ version of Black Hole Sun again, wayward witch.”
Templeton lifted his head. “Call her that again, Sebastian, and I’ll rip your tongue out.”
🧚This challenge runs from August 1 – 13! Stay tuned as tomorrow’s prompt asks: What is your fairy tale skill? (Now posted! Find it here.)
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What’s This Mean for Door to Door & Bellerose Witchline Characters?
I’ll be dropping Emily Swift, Lucie Bellerose, Templeton, Rabbit, Tara, and the rest of the crazy crew into a story matching the fairy tale “prompt of the day” from the challenge.
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