EXERCISE Myth-take Challenge #29

Discussion in 'REFINING WRITING' started by Lstorm, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. Myths and legends could be said to be the prototypes of modern novels. They are stories in their own right, tales that were passed on for generations. Even today, some elements from the old myths remain in our stories and occasionally, they serve as inspiration.

    This week’s mythical element is: Basilisk
    A relatively well-known element of European Mythology, a basilisk is usually depicted as a huge snake. Its name can be interpreted to mean "little king", and as such, it is thought to be the king of snakes. According to legend, it leaves behind a poisonous trail and to gaze upon its eyes is to die instantly. However, there are a few methods of defeating a basilisk: for example, the weasel is thought to be a weakness of the Basilisk.
    Your challenge is to write a story that incorporates your own take on this mythical element. The genre and setting of the story does not matter as long as the element remains recognisable.