Also Known As: I don’t post nearly as often as I mean to.

Since I don’t, here’s a little rewrite of a fairy tale. 😀

Once upon a time there was a little girl who lived in the woods with her parents. Both of her mothers loved her very much, and they saved and saved so they finally had enough to buy her the pretty red cape from town. She loved it so much that she wore it every day, so much so that people started calling her Little Red Riding Hood.
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One day, one of her mothers asked her to take a basket of goodies to her grandma who lived in the forest.

“But you must promise me you will be very careful. There are some scary people out there.”

“I promise,” said Little Red Riding Hood.

Her mother kissed her on the forehead, gave her the basket, and off she went.

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Before she had even gotten out of the yard, she saw her other mother who was planting flowers. Her mother smiled, and said, “Where are you off to, Little Red Riding Hood?”

“I’m taking goodies to Grandma,” she said.

“Be very careful,” said her mother. “There are some scary people out there.”

“I will,” said Little Red Riding Hood.

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She kept walking and eventually she came across a big, scary-looking woman cutting wood with a great, big, shiny axe.

The woodcutter saw her, smiled and said, “Where are you off to, Little Red Riding Hood?”

“I’m taking goodies to Grandma,” she said.

“Be very careful,” said the woodcutter. “There are some scary people out there.”

“I will,” said Little Red Riding Hood.

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She walked still further, until long shadows slanted through trees onto the path, and all of a sudden she saw a long, low, thin fox slink out of the trees with sharp, sharp teeth. The fox looked at her, smiled, and said, “Where are you off to, Little Red Riding Hood?”

“I’m taking goodies to Grandma,” she said.

The fox smiled wider and licked her lips. “I’ll come with you,” said she. “There are scary people, and we wouldn’t want you to get hurt.”

“No, thank you,” said Little Red Riding Hood.

The fox grinned even wider. “Alright. But before I go, how about picking some of those pretty wildflowers for your grandma? I’d bet she’d like them.”

Little Red Riding Hood looked at the flowers, and thought that was a good idea.

She started picking flowers and the fox crept closer and closer until all of a sudden she pounced on Little Red Riding Hood and gobbled her up whole!!

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That would have been the end of Little Red Riding Hood, but she was brave and shouted and thrashed around in the fox’s tummy so much that the fox had to go lie down. Luckily for her the woodcutter had finished work and was going home when she saw the fox and heard the yelling. She immediately took her axe and whack! Whack! She cut off the fox’s head.

Little Red Riding Hood jumped out and thanked the woodcutter, picked up her basket again and very, very carefully walked the rest of the way to her grandma’s house with her. When she heard the whole story her grandma gave the woodcutter a big hug and a plate of brownies.

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And they all lived happily ever after.

 

Copyright © 2016 Anastasia Barnett

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