Lately, everyone’s been talking about Ariel from the latest version of The Little Mermaid. Today’s writing prompt is inspired by some of those conversations being had. Keep reading to see the full writing prompt and my completed version of it.

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Today’s Writing Prompt: A Part of Your World

Today, write a short scene about how the newest version of The Little Mermaid would be (and is being) received by small children. Try to capture the perspective of a small child in your writing today.

Completed Version of Today’s Writing Prompt

A Part of Your World, by K.E. Creighton

It was Halloween night and Emily was ecstatic to join her friend Sharee for trick-or-treating in our neighborhood. They had grown so close over the past couple of years, which was probably due to the fact that Sharee’s mother, Desiree, and I had grown close, too. Desiree and I had a lot in common and always found something interesting to talk about. It also didn’t hurt that she shared my sense of humor, so we were constantly laughing when we were together.

Emily was only six but I decided she should pick out her own costume this year, especially since she had insisted on doing so since September. So, she had gone with Desiree and Sharee to pick out her costume last week, also insisting that it remain a secret from me until Halloween night.

I walked into Desiree’s house and called out to let them know I had arrived. We all agreed beforehand that the girls would get ready there and I would come over before we all headed out to trick-or-treat together, to ensure Emily could keep her secret.

The girls waddled down the stairs in their matching costumes. They were both dressed as mermaids. They wore bright red wigs and were covered from head to toe in glitter.

“Oh, my, aren’t you both so gorgeous! I love the hair!” I exclaimed before hugging them both and getting covered in glitter, too.

Emily and Sharee say in unison, “We’re both Ariel!” and start giggling.

Emily got serious for a moment and said, “James at school told us we can’t both be Ariel. I told him that was just silly and of course, we could both be Ariel. No reason why not. So, we want to go to his house first, to show him our matching glitter mermaid costumes.” She spun around and the air around her filled with glitter. Then Sharee said, “He’s not allowed to trick-or-treat, which is sad. So maybe that’s why he doesn’t get how easy it is to have matching costumes. We’re going to bring him a Snickers, so he can be a part of Halloween, too.”

By then Desiree had appeared at the top of the stairs behind them, glitter shimmering on her dark brown skin. We exchanged smiles.

[All Rights Reserved by K.E. Creighton and Creighton’s Compositions LLC. The above work is a piece of fiction. All names and locations referred to are the product of the author’s imagination and are used entirely for fictional purposes. Any similarities to real-life persons or places are purely coincidental.]

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