I'm starting with the group that hosted the prompt that inspired the very abridged Snow White. The group is known as Trifecta, a curated workshop that provides one-word prompts once a week, as well as a unique weekend prompt. The one-word prompt exercise challenges participants to write a piece using the third definition of that word as found in the Mirriam Webster's Online Dictionary.
This week, it's fool. A word I feel unashamedly intimate with. Here's the third entry in the online definition:
- a harmlessly deranged person or one lacking in common powers of understanding
I think that I shall never seeParent who lord of fool shall be.These half-sized gambolers mind not sense.Grown-up cares! They thrive on nonsense.Flip flops in the blustering snow.Toys are planted in hopes they’ll grow.In our castle, our mundane house,Queen is trumped by scurrying mouse.As maid she sweeps the crumbs and bits,That fools remake in scant minutes.The king himself is foolish foundWhen tickles bring him to the ground.Wild crying fits he sighs about,“Come in? I thought you wanted out?”They think us parents fools, but no,We rubber; they glue. That is soThat when their offspring come in time,Fools their children will make of mine.
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