Sometimes it can help to have some prompts to get started, so here are some prompts for various stories in this unit of Tibetan Folk Tales:
Prequels and Sequels:
- Write a sequel to the The Tiger and the Frog with a dialogue between the fox and the tiger.
- Imagine a backstory for How the Raven Saved the Hunter: just why is it so determined to save this hunter's life?
- Write up the story of The Donkey and the Rock as a newspaper article.
- Imagine The Man and the Ghost as a newspaper interview with the man who is now famous for having saved the king's son.
- Imagine that the Handre actually survives its encounter with The Two Little Cats: how would it describe these events to another Handre?
- Imagine the rabbit (How the Rabbit Killed the Lion) telling the story of his triumph over the lion to another rabbit.
- Imagine Covetousness as a detective story, where someone has come to investigate the murders and has to figure out the chain of events after the fact.
- Turn The Story of the Three Hunters into a criminal investigation and/or a courtroom trial.
- Tell the story of The Wise Carpenter in the form of a series of entries in the carpenter's diary.
- Tell the story of Drashup and the Goddesses in a series of diary entries written by Drashup.
- Imagine How the Rabbit Killed the Lion told as gossip among the other animals: what do they think about what the rabbit has done?
- Tell the story of The Golden Squash as gossip among other people in the neighborhood: how do these events look to an outsider?
- Write the words to "The Ballad of The Two Little Cats and the Handre."
- Write the words to "The Ballad of The Rabbit" from The Rabbit Story.