#LoveAThon: Mini Challenge #1: Fairytale Mad Lib

by - 9:32:00 AM

Hi hello and welcome to the first mini-challenge post of the Love-a-Thon 2017! This is the Mad Lib Fairytale Edition created by Mel from The Daily Prophecy. I love the fun fairytale twist on a classic Mad Lib so let's jump right in! Also, feel free to fill this out with your own words and leave a comment with your story!

If you’ve never done Mad Libs before, all you have to do is choose a word that fits the provided prompts below. Once that’s done, you’ll fill in the blanks of the fairytale provided as well and you’ll have your very own story!

If you need any inspiration, you can click on the prompts with links.

1. LOCATION- Castle
2. CHARACTER (example: assassin)- Mage
3. TYPE OF STORE- Fabric Store
4. BODY PART (plural)- Hands
5. ITEM- Pen
6. ROYALTY (any title you can think of)- Princess
8. ACTIVE VERB (example: running)- Walking
10. AN EMOTION- Happiness
12. PIECE OF FOOD- Pizza
13. NUMBER- 13
14. TYPE OF HOUSE- Farmhouse
16. DESCRIBE A SOUND (ending with –ing)- Thundering
17. ROOM IN A HOUSE- Living Room
18. OBJECTS- Book
19. DESCRIBE AN OUTFIT- All black clothing
20. INFINITIVE VERB, activity- to dance
22. A JOB- Librarian

Here is the fairytale you can fill in with your chosen words! Additionally, “it” was used, as we wanted to leave the gender choice up to you.

Once upon a time, in a far away (1) castle, there lived a smart (2) Mage. It lived alone in a (3) fabric store, where it had grown up with the deceased owner. It had beautiful (4) hands, and it was known for its shiny red (5) pen, the only thing it had left of its parents.

Alas, the (6) Princess of the country became jealous and wanted to own this (7) pen. So, it became a wanted person and had to flee into the forest to find a place to hide. After (8) walking around for hours, hungry and tired, it stumbled upon a/an (9) mountain. An old lady appeared, offering it shelter from the bitter cold.  She looked at it with (10) happiness 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 (11) violin back. Here is a magical (12) pizza, throw it into the earth, sprinkle with water and it will sprout a beanstalk. You have (13) thirteen days to return before the stalk withers."

It 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, it saw a huge (14) farmhouse. It walked to the door and knocked. A (15) singsong voice said: 'Fee-fi-fo-fum, who dares to come and enter my house?" It was not afraid and said: "My name is Jamie and I've come to collect an item."

The door made a/an (16) thundering sound when it opened and revealed a large (17) living room filled with golden (18) books. It 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 (19) all black clothing.
"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 (20) to dance so I can break the spell, but I'm not brave enough."
"If you give me the (21) 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 (22) librarian 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.

Well that didn't turn out too bad, right? That was certainly a lot of fun and I loved the mix of several fairytales thrown in there. Also, the magical pizza was a pretty great addition. Let's keep this Love-A-Thon rolling and I'll see you in the next post!

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  1. I had so much fun doing this challenge, it's nice seeing what other are choosing :)

  2. Golden books sound pretty darn special to me! I also think it's great that you chose a mage for your main character ;)