Ha ha ha, what a concept! Link via The Passive Voice blog, from the Paris Review, classic literature re-envisioned as fortune cookies.
1. Lord of the Flies
An exotic trip is just around the corner.
A friend is a present you give yourself.
8. Paradise Lost
You will soon receive advice from an unexpected source.
There are ten altogether; click through to read them all.
This is not the kind of thing for which I have a gift, but let me see …
Touchstone Trilogy by Andrea K Host — Change is a path that will lead to something better.
Wheel of the Infinite by Martha Wells — A chance meeting opens new doors to success and friendship.
Child of the Prophecy by Juliet Marillier — A dream you have will come true.
Starfighter Invitation by AKH again — You will travel to many exotic places.
Not too hard to write these, actually! How many SFF novels start with a chance meeting? Practically all of them, to a first approximation.
2 thoughts on “Classic literature as fortune cookies”
The Princess Seeks Her Fortune:
Your difficulties will bring unexpected rewards.
The Lord of the Rings:
Help will come in a manner you do not expect.
Pride and Prejudice:
Your first impressions should be reconsidered.
The originals are all just a little twisted. It isn’t so hard to come up with untwisted ones, but coming up with little gotchas like those is surprisingly hard. That said…
The Walking Dead: A mind is a terrible thing to waste.