|The scented roots of elecampane, a rare wild flower claimed |
to ward off evil spirits that are rife in myth and legend.
By kind permission of David Lawrence
Take some time choosing a story plot that truly appeals to you. For a comprehensive list of fairy tales or Shakespeare's plays, with links to synopses and background information, please go to:
Shakespeare Play Synopses
Fairy Tales of the World
Estonian Fairy Tales
Seven Deadly Sins
In stories, it is the "sin" or misdemeanour that usually provides the necessary conflict. The Seven Deadly Sins, with their approximate opposites, are:
Of course, there are other adjectives that would fit just as well into the above list, but it could be fun working out a way to use the plot in a modern-day context. It would be great to hear back from anyone who uses this exercise to compose a brand new story. Good luck.