Saturday, 22 March 2014

Goldilocks and The Jolly Homonym


Susanna Hill's March Madness Writing Contest 2014

One of Susanna's fabulous contests. Write a children's story, in poetry or prosemaximum 400 words, that is a fractured fairy tale


 Goldilocks and The Jolly Homonym  by Cecilia Clark

Goldilocks we know its true
You steal from bears
You aren’t allowed to steal you know you might just go to jail.
You might be there for years and years
Goldilocks turned pale.
It is not right for you to take  porridge from a baby
You will write one hundred times I’m sorry
She said maybe
See here Miss Goldilocks you write a letter now
you’ll pay a hefty fine as well
A sum of money for the bears To buy more food and fix their chairs
She gave a mocking bow.
Goldilocks was sullen and whined a little wail
The police man took her by the hand to tour her through the jail.
You need to see he said aloud the bars in jail are steel
From iron strong enough to bear  one very naughty girl
Alright, okay,  I hear you, she flicked her fine gold hair
I’ll write the stupid letter and say sorry to the bear.
I’ll pay the dough just so you know I mean it and its true
 I’ll not go in the forest near bear or doe or hare
I’ll stay away forever from that forest dwelling lair

Goldilocks changed her ways or so it seemed to be
She dyed her hair, dark not fair, and headed out to sea
Intent on wicked piracy She thought she had a flair
She stole a ship from a one hand man and really didn’t care
As a thief on land or sea she set herself to fail
She couldn’t steal hot porridge and she couldn’t sail
She died quite young and penniless swallowed by a whale. 
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27 comments:

  1. Hmm, you never really think about what happens to characters after the story ends. I can see Goldilocks becoming a pirate.

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    1. I always wonder 'what happened next'. Thank you for stopping by.

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  2. What a clever homophone-ized fairy tale, Cecilia! I love that Goldilocks dyes her hair and tries for a life of piracy! :) And it's very fairy-tale-ish that naughty deeds lead one to a bad end :) Thanks so much for joining in the springtime writing madness! :)

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    1. I can see it needs a wee bit of work and the meter could do with a recalibration but I did enjoy sending her to her just desserts and I loved the opportunity for a bit of fracturing flash fiction. Thanks Susanna

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  3. Well hear's a tail wee won't soon forget! :)

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  4. Too clever. As a grammar nerd I love this entry!

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    1. There were so many to choose from, it took me longer to decide what to put in than it did to write the story. :) Thanks for commenting

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  5. This a wonderful written story. Thanks, for sharing it. :D

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    1. Thank you Jackie, I enjoyed writing it. :D

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  6. I've read about a lot of "tough" fairy tale maidens today! Who knew these girls could kick butt? :))

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    1. We are evolving and exploring the roles of girls and boys in new ways. I love stories that are not about romance and happy nothing ever after. Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment Wendy. :)

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  7. You set yourself an interesting challenge, as if Susanna's isn't hard enough! Nicely done.

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    1. it is always fun to step outside the comfort zone :) thanks for commenting

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    1. the girl is wicked through and through. thanks for coming to read it. :)

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  9. Yes you do need to get a novel out, these little stories are too short for me I love your characters and their shenanigans and I want more more more.

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    1. Thanks Mim :) I promise a novel soon

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  10. Ha! I can picture Goldilocks turning into a pirate. Great ending to her story.

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    1. Thank you, it was fun sending her out to sea. :)

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  11. Love Goldilocks as a pirate...I can see it as the continuing tale of a troubled young lady. :) Great job, Cecilia...lots of fun!

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    1. oh poor Goldilocks if I continue her tale I might drown her in homonym soup. :) thanks for stopping by and reading it.

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  12. Very clever! What a fun story.

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  13. My favorite phrase: "Intent in wicked piracy".

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    1. tee hee, a wicked girl is she. Arrrr Thank you. :)

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  14. Love the play on words and the play with words:-)

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