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Thursday Prompt #13: Little Red Riding Hood Revisited

July 29, 2010

Red Riding Hood by mermay19 on Flickr


Irene Toh bring us a different sort of challenge this week, one that will prove to be quite fun I suspect. Irene says, “Write a poem that revisits the Red Riding Hood fairy tale. You can change the story, or question the assumptions behind the fairy tale, eg why doesn’t the wolf eat Red Riding Hood in the forest when he first met her?, why does the author allow fantasy, such as that the wolf can be cut up and the grandmother and the Red Riding Hood emerge unhurt, or wonder what Red Riding Hood stands for, such as if wearing a red hood is significant, or question the innocence of Red Riding Hood, eg why does she not go straight to grandmother’s house as her mother instructed but chose to wander? Or you can revisit another fairy tale altogether!”

Spend the week on this prompt, then come back on Wednesday to post your links to your poems. See you there!

  1. July 29, 2010 10:26 am

    This is an in-depth, juicy prompt, Irene. Prompts us to revisit all those ‘fairy tales’ that scared the poop out of some of us when we were kids. Lots of thought put into the prompt. Thanks, and hopefully I’ll snag some computer time on my drive to the West Coast to put up a poem! Amy

    • Irene permalink*
      July 30, 2010 5:26 am

      Hi Amy, as juicy as the apple Snow White ate? Happy road tripping and poeming!

  2. July 29, 2010 2:42 pm

    Very interesting.
    I just posted a link to your week 12 suggestion for my writers’ group.

    • Irene permalink*
      July 30, 2010 5:28 am

      Thanks for the link!

  3. August 1, 2010 8:39 am

    I enjoyed writing this!


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