The “Choose-Your-Own-Adventure” Fairy Tale Tag

I found this tag a while ago on Fairy Tale Central (you can see the original post here) and I immediately knew that I wanted to do it someday. And since it feels like it’s been quite a while since I’ve done a tag (even though it totally hasn’t), I thought I’d go ahead and participate in the fun. So, let’s do it!

Your father, the king, has declared a contest for your hand in marriage. But he’s allowing you to decide what kind of competition it will be. What do you choose? Is there a penalty for losing, or do the losers just go home while the winner remains to marry you?

*rubs hands together* It’s totally gonna be a writing competition. The “suitors” must create the story that they think I’d love the best, and whichever one is my favorite, I guess that person would get to marry me. And the losers? Well, they certainly won’t be killed because that’s not how we do things in this kingdom! But just sending them home sounds a little lackluster, y’know? Maybe they have to stay and revise their stories until they meet my requirements??? I genuinely don’t know!

You’ve just been told that you’re the Chosen One – the heir to your kingdom’s throne. Of course, you demanded proof, but you didn’t expect quite so much of it to be brought forward. You grudgingly ask the state of the land. Your kingdom is at war with two neighboring kingdoms, a third kingdom is expecting your kingdom to ally with theirs and help them fight in agreement with an old treaty, there is a famine in two counties in the north, and the barons of the kingdom are fighting over who will supply the palace with food for the next year. What do you do first?

Lol, I’d definitely have an anxiety attack first because that’s a lot of information to take in. But after that I’d probably gather a counsel of wise people in my kingdom and try to get help because that’s literally too much for one person to deal with. So, I’d confer with my family, friends, and the other wise people in the kingdom before trying to solve one problem at a time.

As for which problem I’d start with…the kingdoms that are at war with mine because I can’t very well help other kingdoms and counties when my own is constantly being attacked. If I could get my kingdom to stop being at war with others, then I would focus my energy and attention on the famine in the two counties because if people are dying of starvation, that’s gonna be pretty high on my priority list.

The food supply with my palace would be pretty low on my list of things to deal with right away because it says that it’s for the next year, so that’s not an immediate problem, at least in my mind.

You’ve set off to find your fortune, but end up caught in a storm in the middle of the night in an enchanted forest…and there’s an ominous growl emitting from the trees. A warm-looking cottage sits nearby, but you’ve heard that questionable figures dwell in this wood. What’s your plan of action?

My first instinct would be to go into the cottage because I can’t very well deal with anything if I freeze to death. But since it has questionable figures in it, I’d probably rethink my plan and make my way over to the cottage, but instead of going in, I’d try to look inside and see who lives there. If it looks empty, I’d go inside and warm up, while making a plan to deal with a questionable figure if/when it comes home. But if I saw something creepy inside, I’d probably just huddle by the side of the cottage and try to stay warm until I could figure out what to do next.

It is time to christen your dear new baby. It’s expected to invite the local fairies, but they’re known for “gifting” babies with less-than-desirable characteristics (Ella Enchanted-style). Do you invite them anyway or “accidentally” forget to send out an invitation and risk the wrath of the petty (but powerful) fairy-kind upon your kingdom?

I’d invite them because I really just don’t have the energy to deal with them being petty and angry, but before the event started, I’d come up with a plan to keep the fairies from “gifting” my baby anything. OR, I’d find a local magical creature that could put a spell on my baby to keep any “gifts” from being gifted to the baby for the day.

Your fairy godmother grants the choice of three gowns for your one chance to meet the prince at the ball: a dress the color of the golden sun, a dress the color of the silver moon, or a dress the color of the sky. Which dress do you choose?

First off, I decided to find pictures of what I imagine these dresses would look like because I can’t choose a dress that I can’t envision. So, those will be inserted right here:

Golden sun dress
Silver moon dress
Sky dress

I would never choose the golden sun dress because that’s a horrible color for me. So, immediately it’s a choice between the silver moon and sky dress. Personally, I love them both. But, I think I’d probably choose the dark blue sky dress because it would look the best on me. However, the silver is a VERY close second.

Your cursed beloved tells you that only when he marries a true-blood princess will he be set free. Do you choose to aid him by finding a princess that can set him free from his horrible curse? Or do you visit the witch of the forest and make a deal with her to become a princess – but you will only get to be with your prince one day a year?

I’m a hopeless romantic, of course, but if I’m not the true-blood princess that my beloved needs, then I’ll travel to the ends of the earth to find the one who is.

You’ve just completed a fairy tale adventure worthy to join the ranks of the world’s greatest legends. Alas, the kingdom’s most famous minstrel is also notorious for adding his own embellishments. Would you rather have your story lost to the world, your name and deeds forgotten, or to be known as a hero throughout the land…just in a very inaccurate and mangled version of the story?

I’d prefer to have my story lost to the world because if the story being told to the world isn’t the truth, then to me, there’s no point in telling it. As a Christian, I firmly believe that I am here to be a truth-bearer and a light. But, if the story being told, even about me, isn’t a true one, then I’d rather my story live only between myself and my Lord.

You’ve just been approached by a man in a pointy hat who says you’re the chosen one destined to save a magical world. Before you enter the portal to this new world, you are allowed to take one piece of modern technology with you. What do you choose?

A GPS because my navigational skills leave a lot to be desired. XD And I imagine that saving a magical world would entail a lot of traveling, so if I’m about to go tramping through forests and deserts and rivers and mountains…I’d really rather not have to backtrack thousands of miles because I can’t tell which direction I’m going.

Your parents have angered a powerful witch in your land, and she has chosen to strike out at you to punish your parents. However, since you weren’t the one who actually angered her, she’s letting you choose your own fate. 1) sleep for 100 years and leave your parents to die of old age while you sleep, 2) be locked alone in a faraway tower so your parents will never find you. 3) lose your voice so you’ll never be able to speak to your parents, or 4) give you a fatal golden touch so that you can’t hug your parents lest you turn them into statues.

I’d definitely choose the third option. If I can’t speak to my parents, but I can still see them and they can rest knowing that I’m alive and okay, then it’s a small loss. Besides, I could finally learn more sign language, so it’s not like I’d never be able to communicate with them again.

You just found out that you have a twin, and you two were separated from birth because an ancient prophecy claimed one of you would bring ruin upon the kingdom. Are you the prophesied twin of ruin, or is it your brother/sister? How do you figure that out, and what do you and your twin decide to do about it?

I’m definitely not the twin that’s gonna bring ruin upon the kingdom because I’m such a Ravenclaw that breaking rules makes me uncomfortable, thus, I don’t break rules very often. But how we figure it out? Probably based on our personalities and such, because I’m such a rule follower and my twin is more of a wild, manic pixie child kinda person (yes, I just made that up on the spot).

What would we do about it? I’d be paranoid that my twin would bring ruin upon the kingdom and in trying to stop that from happening, I’d probably do something that would actually cause the ruining to happen, meaning that I’m the ruined twin. #plottwist

I Tag…

Nicole @Legend of a Writer

Lila @The Red-Hooded Writer

Ribbon Ash @Virtual Paper

Kenzie @Smudged Thoughts

I genuinely have no idea who has or hasn’t already done this tag, so if I tagged you and you’ve already done it, just disregard it.

Let’s Talk!

What kind of contest would you hold to win your hand in marriage? How would you react to being the Chosen One? Which of the gowns would you choose to wear to a ball? Let’s talk all things fairy tales in the comments below!

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Bree Dawn is a voracious book dragon who believes in the power of stories. As a young girl, she always begged her parents to let her read “one more chapter” before bedtime. As an adult, she uses this same passion to craft dark stories with hopeful undertones for young adults who seek a glimmer of light in this dark world. Bree is currently working on her dystopian fantasy novel while consuming as many stories as possible.

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