The first mini-challenge we have here is the Mad Libs: Fairytales Edition! If you don’t know what Mad Libs is, are you living under a rock? Pretty much there’s a set of words with prompts, such as “location,” “adjective,” “verb,” etc, and you choose any random word that fits that prompt that comes to mind to fill in the blanks in the story afterward. It’s usually really hilarious, so let’s just right into this.
*Mad Libs I choose will be bolded and pink in the story to find them easily.
- LOCATION: Erilea
- CHARACTER: Dragon Knight
- TYPE OF STORE: Clothing
- BODY PART (plural): Feet
- ITEM: Necklace
- ROYALTY: Queen
- REPEAT ITEM FROM #5.: Necklace
- ACTIVE VERB (example: running): Skipping
- ANOTHER LOCATION: Cliffside by the ocean
- AN EMOTION: Perplexed
- MUSICAL INSTRUMENT: Xylophone
- PIECE OF FOOD: Pizza crust
- NUMBER: 42
- TYPE OF HOUSE: Bungalow
- VOICE ADJECTIVE: grating
- DESCRIBE A SOUND (ending with –ing): Muttering
- ROOM IN A HOUSE: Playroom
- OBJECTS: Lamps
- DESCRIBE AN OUTFIT: Delicate lace with a touch of Gothic garments
- INFINITIVE VERB, activity: to play
- REPEAT MUSICAL INSTRUMENT from #11: Xylophone
- A JOB: Bounty hunter
Okay, now that I have my random words, let’s read this glorious story!
Once upon a time, in a far away Erilea, there lived a smart Dragon Knight. She lived alone in a clothing store, where she had grown up with the deceased owner. She had beautiful feet, and she was known for her shiny red necklace, the only thing she had left of her parents.
Alas, the Queen of the country became jealous and wanted to own this necklace. So, she became a wanted person and had to flee into the forest to find a place to hide. After skipping around for hours, hungry and tired, she stumbled upon a cliffside by the ocean. An old lady appeared, offering her shelter from the bitter cold. She looked at her with perplexity 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 xylophone back. Here is a magical pizza crust, throw it into the earth, sprinkle with water and it will sprout a beanstalk. You have 42 days to return before the stalk withers.”
She 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, she saw a huge bungalow. She walked to the door and knocked. A grating voice said: ‘Fee-fi-fo-fum, who dares to come and enter my house?” She was not afraid and said: “My name is Jamie and I’ve come to collect an item.”
The door made a muttering sound when it opened and revealed a large playroom filled with golden lamps. She stepped inside and walked towards the spiraling staircase, where a figure moved, cloaked in darkness.
“Who are you? Step into 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, she 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 delicate lace with a touch of Gothic garments.
“What happened to you?” She 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 to play so I can break the spell, but I’m not brave enough.”
“If you give me the xylophone, I will help you.”
In keeping her promise, the beast and her 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 a bounty hunter 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 Jamie.
“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.
Aww, how sweet was that story? I think it was cute. Also, I want that magical pizza crust because that sounds amazing.
I hope to see you in the next mini-challenge post for Love-a-thon and thanks for stopping by! c:
Let’s Chat! ≧◡≦
What kinds of funny words did you have for the mad lib? Would you be willing to go get the instrument to help the old lady?