The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!
Little Red Grows Up
by Alex Grehy
“Wear your best red cloak and hood
when you walk in the forest, those
woodsmen are lonely, they deserve
some good girls in their lives.”
That’s what Mama Goose always
said as she sent her daughters
to ‘see grandma’ with their goodies
in exchange for hard cash.
Well, that wasn’t me.
When my day came, I said NO!,
Mama got out her whip. But I trussed her
and plucked her, used her white down
for a headdress, set my poor sisters free.
The first hunter I met thought my outfit
quite fetching, he put down his gun,
got undressed, never suspecting.
Do you like my warm camouflage coat?
So on to ‘grandma’s’, where a lusty great
wolf lay in a sordid, stained bed. What big ears,
what big eyes, what a big…oh, that’s a shame.
Do you like the fur trim on my hood?
I skip down the path, singing
tra-laa as I go. I hear the three pigs
are in town. They don’t know it yet,
but they’re guests at a barbecue.
Fiction © Copyright Alex Grehy
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com
More from author Alex Grehy:
After a lifetime of writing technical non-fiction, Alex Grey is fulfilling her dream of writing poems and stories that engage the reader’s emotions. Her work has been featured by a wide range of publications including Siren’s Call, Raconteur, Bookends Review, and Toasted Cheese. One of her comic poems is also available via a worldwide network of public fiction dispensers managed by French publisher, Short Edition. Her ingredients for contentment are narrow boating, greyhounds, singing and chocolate. It is a sweet life, yet Alex’ original view of the world has led to her best friend to say ‘For someone so lovely, you’re very twisted!
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This is excellent, it has a great premise and is well written. I really liked it.
Thank you – I had a lot of fun writing it 🙂
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Wonderfully wicked and a great twist on the fairy tale.
Thank you 🙂
As usual from Alex, lively and wicked little tale which never fails to delight!
Thank you 🙂
Awesome story. I’ve always been fond of Little Red stories, and this is one of the best I’ve seen.
Clever take on Little Red Riding Hood! I really enjoyed it. Wonderful and wicked!
I loved this! Little Red’s got some fire to her, more than enough to roast those three little pigs. 🐷