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The phrase 'star-crossed lovers' was coined in the prologue of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet:
"From forth the fatal loins of these two foes, A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life"
We're leaving the term open to interpretation.
You can put your own spin on a classic story
Create a modern retelling
Craft your very own modern star-crossed lovers.
Plus, you can close your story with any ending you like. Give your lovers a set of matching tombstones or a running chance at Happily Ever After. Their fate is in your hands!
It has to be 300 words or less.
Lyse & Nat: A Story of a Forbidden Love Between a Fairy of the Sun & a Creature of the Night
Lise was a child of the Sun. Its warmth and radiance favored her species of
fairy, and she reveled in its light. One day, she was so engrossed in dancing
and playing that the night fell upon her before she even realized it was
getting late. Startled by the darkness creeping up and weakened from the lack
of the Sun’s rays, she turned for home but found her way blocked.
A tall figure stood before her. His skin was pale and his
eyes were dark. He wore all black, shrouding himself in a cloak of shadows. He
smiled at her and she stared at the fangs peeking out from his smile.
She knew about vampires. Just as her fae kind could enchant
and ensnare humans, these blood-drinking dark counterparts could also capture
human minds through enchantment. Lise tried to move past the vampire, but
tripped on a stone and stumbled.
His strong arms caught her, keeping her from falling. She
lifted her gaze to his. Instantly, they were both ensnared in each other’s
enchanted gazes. They kissed and sat speaking for hours. Lise learned that the
vampire’s name was Nat. Nat learned that Lise loved to dance. They soon fell in
Before long, the Sun began to rise and Lise realized that
herbeloved Nat was suffering. He could
not live in her sun-filled world and she, a creature of the Sun, could not live
in his eternal night. She cried out to her beloved Sun to help her but the Sun
The spirit of the Forest heard her pleas and took pity on her.
The Forest transformed Lise and Nat into oak trees, with their roots and
branches forever entwined.They would be
together forever as trees, nourished by the sunlight yet never harmed by the