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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.
The Siren’s Tears
Princess Lenora often ventured near the ocean’s surface, rescuing
sea creatures from fishing nets. One day fate intervened by placing him in her path. She had been tearing a
fishing net apart, freeing the fish that were caught, when the net started
rising to the surface.
She followed, completing her rescue just as she crested the
surface of the ocean and that’s when she saw him.He was one of the fishermen. His skin was
bronzed from the sun and he had dark hair that fell loosely across his face,
framing his warm brown eyes.
He didn’t move or call to the others, though, by the way he
was staring, it was clear he could see her. She felt a strange warmth enter her
heart and felt almost as if her heart would burst with the sudden feelings that
filled it for this man before her.
She knew they were meant to be together, and, before she
could even think about what she was doing, she began to sing. It was one of the
old songs, one that had never been
taught to her but had come to her now instinctually.
Unable to resist her charmed singing, her beautiful man
climbed overboard, leaping from his tiny fishing vessel and into the water. She
took him in her arms and, grabbing his hand, she led him below the surface.
After a short while, she felt his grip in her hand go slack. She stopped
swimming and turned to him.
His eyes stared unseeing into the distance. His breath had
stopped moments ago and his heart had stopped beating along with it. Princess
Lenora wept in sorrow at the loss of her love, and as her heart broke into
pieces, she joined him in his watery death.