Summary: Because of her scarred face, Katniss doesn’t believe anyone would want her. When beautiful Delly asks her to ghostwrite love letters to Peeta, Katniss finds an outlet to reveal her own secret feelings for him…without him ever finding out the true identity of the author. Based on Cyrano and Roxanne (in role reversal) from the classic play Cyrano de Bergerac.
Antony and Cleopatra, Tristan and Isolde, Persephone and Hades, Cupid and Psyche, Lancelot and Guinevere. The list goes on. Throughout history there have been many famous love stories. Our first day’s prompt is to recreate Everlark as one of them.
“Nevertheless I long - I pine all my days - to travel home and see the dawn of my return. And if a god will wreck me yet again on the wine-dark sea, I can bear that too, with a spirit tempered to endure.” The Odyssey by Homer, translated by Robert Fagles, V 242-245
Katniss looked out among the crowd of Phaeacians who were waiting for her to speak. Didn’t they understand? Storytelling was not her strength.
But the youngest Phaeacian Prince, a handsome youth named Gale, prompted her again. “Please, my lady. Tell us how you got here?”
After the convincing of a trusted friend, after eight years of wasted sentiments, Katniss faces the man she reneged her promise of marriage on. Katniss and Peeta as Anne Elliot and Captain Frederick Wentworth of Jane Austen’s Persuasion.