September 24: the king is sick

I did a little writing dictation for Clara, my five year old goddaughter based on a line I’d once heard her use to try and start a story; the king is sick.

1. Story

The king is sick
The people are sad.
The princess sings a song
The king gets well.

I realize there is a range of stories I could make.

2. Tragedy

The king is sick.
The people are sad.
The princess sings a song.
The king gets well.
The princess is sick.
The princess dies.
The king sings a song.

3. Black Comedy.

The king is sick.
The people are sad.
The princess sings a song.
The king gets worse.
The princess stops singing.
The king gets well.

4. Horror

The king is sick.
The people are happy.
The princess sings a song.
The king dies.
The people are happy.
The princess is queen.
The people are sad.

5. Soap Opera

The king is sick.
The people are sad.
The princess sings a song.
The king gets well.
The king tells the princess to go to bed.
The princess says she’ll never sing a song again.
The king says whatever.

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