Monday, December 5, 2011

dVerse & Friday Flash 55 - "A Fable Twist"

Fables, The Deluxe Edition Cover - Google Image
A Fable Twist

Snow in modern times isn't as white,
her prince, charming?   Not quite!
Boy Blue has a tragic tale to tell,
Goldilocks?  We could say she fell.
Red Riding Hood's grown up,
The three pigs, upon Wolf they might sup!
Fable Land's invaded, New York they reside.
With a bit of magic they might just survive.

by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens 365, December 5, 2011

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This is for dVerse, Poetics:  "We're Going Comic".  My son introduced me to the Bill Willingham's "Fables" (Vertigo) series and I am almost through the fist Deluxe Edition.  I never thought I would be intrigued by a comic story, but this one has me making a monthly trip to the comic store with my son.  It is not for reading out loud to the little ones, that's for sure.  HERE is a wikipedia explanation of Bill Willingham's comic book series.  I mixed a bit of Book Two in with the above poem...  I missed the "link up" but still click on the above dVerse link if you would like to read their poetry on "take a comic character and write your own poem or create your very own comic"

There is an ABC series "Once Upon a Time" and this is NOT "Fables" by Bill Willingham.  Following is an interview CBR did with the author of "Fables" regarding this topic:  HERE

This will also be linked up Thursday at 8pm to Mr. Know-it-Alls' "Flash Friday 55"... a story in EXACTLY 55 words... no more, no less!  

12 comments:

pspacer11 said...

You missed the link as well huh, me too!
Great effort here and I love that you put some explanation behind it to help the reader to understand. Not heard of Fables before, but since they only came about in 2002, its no wonder that an aging hippy hasn't heard of them is it.

Claudia said...

i remember i always love fables back in school days...haven't read any for ages... think it will def. check out the book you mention...love the inclusion of the three pigs in your poem..and thanks for playing margaret in spite of mr. linky's closing time..

Brian Miller said...

was introduced to these by one of the kids i counsel actually...went back and read them...it is intriguing there are several graphic novels out that capture many of the early stories...

Mary said...

This was interesting, Margaret. I enjoyed your dVerse post!

izzy said...

Fun - grown up fairy tale characters
neat. love the picture too, thanks!

Heaven said...

Twisted fables... I like your version on them. And I will have to check out that link ~

Thanks ~

Sheila Moore said...

Very twisted indeed!

jen revved said...

Wonderful, Margaret-- shows a deft hand. Thanks for reading me! xxxj

Brian Miller said...

hey just start a new post, put in my 55 and hyperlink your url...flip over to the HTML tab and it gives you the code to use...

G-Man said...

Margaret Bednar...
Very Low Tech!!!!!!
Very Top Notch 55 though.
You always blow me away.
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

Cute modernization of the old storybook characters. A+

PattiKen said...

Since so many of the originals were truly scary, this sounds like a welcome improvement.