As I said I entered this week’s Cracked Flash Fiction weekly competition this week with my tale The Big Bad Wolf – a crime drama version of The Three Little Pigs/Little Red Riding Hood. Below you’ll find out how the story developed first into a crime drama and then into an alternative take on the two fairy tales I mentioned above as well as finding out what the judges thought, if anything, about The Big Bad Wolf.
Changing the Original PromptIt took me a wee while to get into this story with a long time between reading the prompt and working out what the next line would be. I always find that Cracked Flash Fiction prompt always pushes me towards dialogue however, the problem is to avoid flippant come backs. Arguably the line I came up with is a flippant come back but opens up a story as I suddenly had a rookie and experienced cop. The problem now is that the original prompt
This is incredibly disturbing to me.didn’t feel like natural dialogue so I asked if I could change it.
Luckily Cracked Flash Fiction were happy with my suggested change. The next stage was working out what the crime would. All I knew it would be disturbing!
@The_Red_Fleece Naw— Cracked Flash (@CrackedFlashFC) March 26, 2016