Karrin Murphy (notevendarkyet) wrote in little_chicago,
Karrin Murphy
notevendarkyet
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We live! A.k.a. Prompts!

This is a post with prompts to use as possible starting points for writing / inspiration / RP for the muses and writers on this comm.
These prompts are completely optional. You may go back and write on prompts from any set.

If you'd like to suggest a prompt, please feel free to do so here.

Feel free to also dump here fics/RP inspired by something entirely else, including prompts from other comms (that you may or may not be a member of).
Anything to get the muses talking!

Enjoy!

Lists:

- Seven changes

- Five questions and one answer


Images:
Springtime.
Hope.


Misc:
- Packing for some time away.

- Coming back home


Single Words
- Silly
- Soft


Quotes:
- "Good habits result from resisting temptation." - Ancient proverb
- "Convinced myself, I seek not to convince." - Edgar Allan Poe


Lyrics:


Children will listen
JACK'S MOTHER
The slotted spoon can catch the potato-

MYSTERIOUS MAN
Every knot was once straight rope.

PRINCES
The harder to wake, the better to have.

STEWARD
The greater the good, the harder the blow...

STEPMOTHER
When going to hide, know how to get there.

CINDERELLA'S FATHER
And how to get back...

FLORINDA & LUCINDA
And eat first...

GRANNY
The knife that is sharp today may be dull by tomorrow...

RAPUNZEL
Ah- ah- ah ah- ah-...

BABY
Waaah!

BAKER
Maybe I just wasn't meant to have children...

BAKER'S WIFE
Don't say that,
Of course you were meant to have children...

BAKER
But how will I go about being a father
with no one to mother my child?

BABY
Waaah!

BAKER'S WIFE
Just calm the child.

BAKER
Yes, calm the child.

BAKER'S WIFE
Look, tell him the story
Of how it all happened.
Be father and mother,
You'll know what to do.

BAKER
Alone?...

BAKER'S WIFE
Sometimes people leave you
halfway through the wood.
Do not let it grieve you,
No one leaves for good.
You are not alone.
No one is alone.

Hold him to the light now,
Let him see the glow.
Things will be all right now.
Tell him what you know...

BABY
Waaah!

BAKER
Shhh. Once upon a time... in a far-off kingdom...
there lived a young maiden... a sad young lad...
and a childless baker... with his wife...

WITCH
Careful the things you say,
Children will listen.
Careful the things you do,
Children will see.
And learn.

Children may not obey,
But children will listen.
Children will look to you
For which way to turn,
To learn what to be.

Careful before you say,
"Listen to me."
Children will listen.

ALL
Careful the wish you make,
Wishes are children.
Careful the path they take-
Wishes come true,
Not free.

Careful the spell you cast,
Not just on shildren.
Sometimes the spell may last
Past what you see
And turn against you...

WITCH
Careful the tale you tell.
That is the spell.
Children will listen...

ALL (In 3 groups)
Though it's fearful,
Though it's deep, though it's dark
And though you may lose the path,
Though you may encounter wolves,
You can't just act,
You have to listen.
You can't just act
You have to think.

Though it's dark,
There are always wolves,
There are always spells,
There are always beans,
Or a Giant dwells there.

So it's
Into the woods
You go again,
You have to
Every now and then.
Into the woods,
No telling when,
Be ready for the journey.

Into the woods,
But not too fast
Or what you wish
You lose at last.

Into the woods, but mind the past.
Into the woods, but mind the future.
Into the woods, but not to stray,
Or tempt the Wolf or steal from the Giant-
The way is dark,
The light is dim,
But now there's you,
Me, her and him.
The chances look small,
The choices look grim,
But everything you learn there
Will help when you return there.

BAKER, CINDERELLA, LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD, JACK
The light is getting dimmer-

BAKER
I think I see a glimmer-

ALL
Into the woods-
You have to grope,
But that's the way
You learn to cope.
Into the woods
To find there's hope
Of getting through the journey.

Into the woods-
Each time you go,
There's more to learn
Of what you know.

Into the woods, but not too slow-
Into the woods, it's nearing midnight-
Into the woods to mind the Wolf,
To heed the Witch,
To honor the Giant,
To mind,
To heed,
To find,
To think,
To teach,
To join,
To go to the Festival!

Into the woods,
Into the woods,
Into the woods,
Then put of the woods
And happy ever after!

CINDERELLA
... I wish...





Blowin' in the wind

How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
Yes, ’n’ how many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, ’n’ how many times must the cannonballs fly
Before they’re forever banned?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind,
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

How many years can a mountain exist
Before it’s washed to the sea?
Yes, ’n’ how many years can some people exist
Before they’re allowed to be free?
Yes, ’n’ how many times can a man turn his head,
Pretending he just doesn’t see?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind,
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

How many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
Yes, ’n’ how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, ’n’ how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind,
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

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