Wednesday, June 11, 2014

It's Now or Neverland

Back in April of 1929, J.M. Barrie turned over his copyright for the famous Peter Pan to the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.

Then in 2004 when the boy who never grew up became a centenarian, the hospital held a competition for novelists. The challenge? Write an official sequel in Pan’s honor.

The award went to Geraldine McCaughrean for her manuscript, Peter Pan in Scarlet.

So, that got me thinking…

What if you wrote a sequel to some classic tale?

It might be fun.

And without a doubt, a whole slew of folks out there want to know what happened after happily ever after.

Of course, my daughter won’t be one of them.

She already knows that Cinderella went back to school to study podiatry…

Sleeping Beauty became a world-renowned expert in narcolepsy…

and Red and The Woodsman set up Ye Olde Taxidermy Shoppe just down the road from Granny’s.

Well, that’s what her mom always said.


You can't live with them.

But who would want to live without 'em?

PROMPT: Pick an old favorite and change “The End” to “What Then?”

Write on! 

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