Project 4 Story Concept Idea

The story I will be retelling is the Origin of the Chinese Zodiac. In the original folklore the Jade Emperor holds a race to determine which 12 animals would be on the calendar, the biggest challenge of the race was to cross a huge river. Both the Cat and the Rat can’t swim so the agree to ride on the back of the Ox in order to cross the river. While crossing the Rat pushes the Cat off and he drowns. In my retelling of the race the animals are humanoid versions of themselves and the race is a motorcycle race. The Rat and the Cat are tied in the lead until they come across the “Ox” Bridge. The Rat knocks the Cat and his bike off the bridge down into the river below where he drowns.

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