On June 1st, the Rooglewood Contest will be announced. I am definitely looking forward to this!
These past 5 months have been so full for me that I haven't had time to fret over how slow time passes or to work much on story ideas. But the contest has been there, lingering around the back of my mind, adding a little bit of excitement to daily life.
Today, I had a little bit of time to work on a story. I have an idea for Little Red Riding Hood and another for The Little Mermaid. Today, I worked on the Little Mermaid story.
My Little Mermaid story is about the other woman -- the one the prince was falling in love with instead of the Little Mermaid. You see, the Little Mermaid rescued the prince from a shipwreck, carried him across the sea, and floated him into the shallows. But there was a woman on the shore who saw him and helped to nurse him back to health. Since he was unconscious during the Mermaids rescue, he thinks of the shore woman as his rescuer -- the one who pulled him from the sea. This, of course, complicates the Little Mermaids hopes and dreams, and she hates this other woman with a passion.
However, there is some strange connection between the Little Mermaid and the Shore Woman. The Shore Woman dreams scenes out of the Little Mermaid's life. And when the Little Mermaid loses her voice, the Shore Woman is the only one who can hear her thoughts.
Such a connection might be the best chance the Little Mermaid has for a friend, so far from her home. But it's a little hard to make friends with the ultimate rival for the man of your dreams.
What do you think?
And how are your stories coming?