EXERCISE Myth-take Challenge #33

Discussion in 'REFINING WRITING' started by Lstorm, Jul 21, 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: Salamander
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    The Salamander is undoubtably one of the most well-known and one of the most used mythological creatures. While they are likely based on normal salamanders, these beings possess extraordinary properties, which is usually the control over fire. There are many incarnations of this strange beast, and some have attributed to it a satyr-like shape or the form of a winged dog. Some of the salamander variants are also described as extinguishing fire instead of causing them or being so poisonous that even what they touched could instantly kill other beings.
    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.