Sunday, March 28, 2021


Writers' Pantry #63 and I've had a bit of fun with Little Red Riding Hood.  (I always like a happy ending!)   Submitted to Poets & Storytellers United March 28, 2021.


The little girl with coat of red

Tucked in her basket a loaf of bread

Set off through the woods with a hop & a skip

She always enjoyed the forest trip

To her grandma’s house, all snug and warm

With never a thought of fear or harm.

The wolf himself was in the woods

Seeking his dinner and other goods

He stalked through the trees with heavy tread

Until he saw the coat of red.

She skipped so happily it warmed his heart

And he stopped in the mischief he’d thought to start.

Smiling to himself, he said

“I think I’ll not bother the girl in red.

It’s elsewhere I’ll look for what I seek

I’ll let her pass by with only a peek.

Her smile made for me a brighter day

So I’ll not bother her on her way

And so it is, and the rule is thus

What we give to others, comes back to us.


  1. What a gentle (and wise) wolf, you've written. I love a good retelling. I also love the idea of the wolf's attitude spreading through forests and cities and hearts... Imagine where we would be if that were to be so.

  2. A 'do unto others' tale from the good wolf and Bev's perspective, lucky little Miss Red.

  3. When in doubt, wear red! It's good feng shui and shows strength. Nice twist.

  4. Nice twist of the story, Beverly. Better than Grimm's and suitable for children of all ages.

  5. enjoyed the rhymes and the wonderful ending to the tale. this story should be taught to all children. :)