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Monday Mayhem #14 - Fairy Tales

All Aboard the Meme Express – Monday, January 4, 2010

German mythologist and author Jakob Ludwig Carl Grimm (of the famous Brothers Grimm) was born on January 4, 1785.

Jakob Grimm and his brother, Wilhelm Grimm, wrote hundreds of fairy tales, which are still popular today. Among the most famous are "Hansel and Gretel," "Little Red Riding Hood,” “Rapunzel” and "Snow White."

It’s Monday – time for Monday Mayhem at the Meme Express. The Meme Express for today offers this prompt:

fairy tales

What is your favorite fairy tale? How is your life like a fairy tale . . . or not?

Here’s “Young at Heart,” recorded by Frank Sinatra in 1954, to spark your creative writing muse:



Perhaps this concept will inspire you to create a drawing, a poem, a short story, or a journal entry.  Then return here to leave a comment with your link. (Be sure to include a link to the Meme Express. Grab our train graphic from the sidebar for your link, if you want.)

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  2. Pour My Soul on Paper

    Why does a writer write? Why do storytellers spin their yarns? What makes a poet ponder and put pen to paper? This NaisaiKu poem considers such concepts.

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    Poem - subtitled "A Rhymed Affair on Tales We Share" - "The storyteller spins his tale To banish sadness and travail. His yarn, he weaves, the stuff of dreams, Imaginings, drawn to extremes....."

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  4. An enchanting Russian fairy tale about SNOW here



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