If a Wind Blows ~ Aladdin Writing Prompt

It’s the third of June (how the year flies), and that means the next fairy-tale scene prompt!

This month’s featured fairy tale over at Fairy Tale Central is:




It’s been one of my favorite fairy tales for most of my life (literally, since I was a toddler), so I’m really looking forward to writing a scene for it.


Aladdin 1


If you want to re-read the original tale, Andrew Lang’s version can be found HERE.

Not sure how to use the prompt? A few suggestions:

  • Combine this prompt/the original story with your favorite fanfic AU prompt. Australian Aladdin? Love triangle trope with the vizier’s son?
  • Set it in a world you can expand later with more fairy-tale prompts.
  • Set it in the world of one of your current WIPs.
  • Choose a historical era at random and set it then.
  • To really mix it up, choose a genre at random, one other than fantasy. (Western Aladdin?)



  • It DOES NOT have to be a complete short story. Just a scene is fine. The point is to have fun and give yourself permission to play with something new or (if you’ve already retold this story) revisit an old world from a different perspective.
  • You DON’T have to write it with an eye toward turning into something longer…but of course if that IS what happens, excellent!


Just take the prompt and write a scene that includes this dialogue. Then come back here and leave your link in the comments. You can still write for it if you don’t have a blog (or tumblr or FB), you just won’t be able to post the link with everyone else.

That’s it!

Faith and Christine and I will also write scenes for this and post them on our blogs (click on our names for our personal blogs) later this month.


It’s been absolutely fantastic seeing all of your responses to these fairy-tale prompts. I can hardly wait to see your lineup this month!


Merry Writing!

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    1. Also, I forgot to say this, but I LOVE the idea of a love triangle with the vizier’s son, it’s the exact sort of tacky that speaks to my soul, and I totally would have written it if that wouldn’t have been a WAY longer and more complicated story than I wanted to write at the moment.

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