Promptly Creative: Weird Rewrite

Roll a die three times and jot down the three results. (If you don’t have a die to hand, pick three numbers between 1 and 6 without looking at the choices below.) Rewrite a short version of the story in the genre and with the requirement that match your numbers.


  1. Oliver Twist
  2. Romeo & Juliet
  3. The Wind in the Willows
  4. Jane Eyre
  5. Charlotte’s Web
  6. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz


  1. Horror
  2. Romantic Comedy
  3. Science Fiction
  4. Mystery/Suspense
  5. Young Adult
  6. Western


  1. Original protagonist is now the villain
  2. A pineapple is the key to resolving the conflict
  3. One of the main characters is a ghost
  4. At some point a chicken must be involved
  5. A minor character is a mind reader
  6. The main character is deathly afraid of spiders

So if I rolled a 5, 2, and 6, I would be rewriting Charlotte’s Web as a romantic comedy in which the main character is deathly afraid of spiders. Yup, that should get my brain working…

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