Fiction, Writing Prompts

Weekly Writing Prompt: Gender-Swapping

wall-2794569_1920William Shakespeare did this all the time–he wrote characters taking on opposite gender roles. This makes us think about gender in different ways. He’s not the only writer to have done so on a regular basis, either, and writers are still doing it today.

So for your prompt, I want you to take a fairy tale and write it with the protagonist in a different gender. For example, if you have a female protagonist, you can rewrite the fairy tale with a character who identifies as transgender, and/or non-binary, male, or self-described gender. Pay particular attention to the binary cues that exist in the original fairy tale.

There’s no length requirement on this one. Do the subject justice.

Feel free to post a link to your story in the comments below!