Have you ever heard the expression, "Don't fly too close to the sun"? It refers to a Greek myth about a boy named Icarus who made a BIG mistake.
Icarus was the son of a famous inventor named Daedelus. When they were trapped in a maze, his father created wings out of feathers and wax to escape. He warned Icarus not to fly too high, or else the wax would melt. But Icarus didn't listen to the warning. He was so excited about flying that he climbed too close to the sun and sure enough, his wings melted and he fell to his death.
Your challenge today is to write about a mistake of mythological proportions. A myth-take.
There are only two rules to this challenge:
- Write about a character who doesn’t listen to a warning.
- Make sure they learn from their mistake!
Read this guide to Mythology & Mischief for more inspiration.
- Choose an artist you like and create a PICTURE BOOK.
- Write a story about a character who makes a big mistake.
- Imagine the warning they ignored.
- Show how they learned from their mistake.
- Once you’ve finished, give your picture book a title! Use words that relate to the story.
- Proofread your book before you publish it. Make sure you wrote everything the way you wanted to write it and that you’re happy with your work.
- While you're waiting for moderation, read at least 3 stories from the entry pool below and leave feedback for the author. Read this guide to give you tips on how to give and receive constructive criticism.
** Remember, when you're writing on Storybird (or any website), you should never include personal information like your name, your school, or your hometown. Also, Storybird does not allow stories that are violent, offensive, or based on other people's characters or ideas. Read these community guidelines for more reminders on how to stay safe and have fun online.