This month we’re doing a series called the A-Z blogging challenge where we dive into Fairytale Retellings and provide prompts for writers. Writers are the people making the books, television shows, and movies of tomorrow. For more information on the challenge check out my earlier post here.
“Arabian nights like Arabian days, are hotter than hot in a lot of good ways.” – Opening song quote from the Disney movie
One Thousand and One Nights is a book of stories where Aladdin can be found. The story that most of us know centers around a street urchin in the middle east. In the original story, Aladdin is Chinese and a lazy boy who lives at home with his mom. Close but not quite the same story.
Currently, there are two Disney feature films, one in animation and the other in live-action with the same title. Though they both contain some of the same songs there is an entirely different feel to the films showing that a re-make doesn’t need to be an exact copy. In addition to the films, there are many stories written and rewritten incorporating the story of Aladdin.
So here’s a writing prompt for you: Based on what you know how would you rewrite the rags to riches story of Aladdin?
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ABOUT T.S. VALMOND:
T.S. Valmond is the science fiction and young adult fantasy author of The Bolaji Kingdoms Series and The Verity Chronicles. As an award-winning poet, world traveler, and sign language interpreter she uses her experiences to fuel her stories. She’s a regular contributor to the website and founder of the Riders & Flyers group.