Creative Writing - The Legend of La Sirena
THE LEGEND OF LA SIRENA
We are looking for talented writers that can write a short narrative to a mythological story idea we have.
The job is to write the plot in a narrative style [word count 400 max]
We also require an [100 word max] overview discussing the story's themes.
The purpose of this, is to write a compelling story that will underpin the vision of our business. A story that gives our brand that special reason for existing.
The short narrative will need to interweave the elements of adventure, discovery, adversity, freedom, and ultimately love.
A young prince grows up in the protection of his families kingdom.
As the years pass, he becomes increasingly restless to discover life in faraway places.
At 26, he assembles a crew and sets sail to the far East
They discover mysterious places and its inhabitants [some good, some dangerous]
One day whilst at sea, the ship sailed right into a thunderstorm, nearly sealing their fate.
Managing to just get through the storm, a giant squid [kraken] surfaced from the bottom of the ocean, wrapping its tentacles around the vessel.
Unsuspecting help comes by way of a mermaid who swims dangerously close the squid blowing her shell, so as distract and confuse the sea creature.
The prince and his crew manages to survive the ordeal.
We do not know what happened to the mermaid. Was she still alive?
The ship makes its voyage home.
The prince thoughts are consumed of the mermaid.
For years, he kept his vow to sail again and again, in the hopes to find her.
He never sees her again.
In his later years, he builds a majestic sailing ship in honor of the mermaid [the ship Is a symbol of his love and gratitude]
He calls it - La Sirena
We welcome anyone to improve the story.
The setting dates back to Ancient times.
The language tone needs to be a little formal, but poetic in a way.
"Legend has it, a young prince sailed to the farthest East in a noble quest to discover life and its meaning. Growing up, the prince had the best of everything. However, having lived in the confines of a palace, he yearned to experience life outside the kingdom. The King and Queen had sheltered the young boy from the hardship of life beyond the palace walls. But a restless soul cannot be contained. At the age of 26, he made that voyage, a journey that would change his life."
We are considering hiring multiple writers for this job, so please send us your proposal.
I've attached a visual board of the story to inspire the creative process...as well as added the slides where the copy will eventually go in our presentation.
Have a nice day