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Avantika Pillai

Children Stories


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Avantika Pillai

Children Stories


An Anecdote to The Red Riding Hood

An Anecdote to The Red Riding Hood

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Everyone knows the fairy tale, “The Red Riding Hood “ and everyone loves it. But what if it happened in real life?

Well, I am sure what you are thinking. How on earth will a girl wearing a red scarf walk alone in a forest and wolf comes and swallows her grandmother. I had a friend who loved the character Red Riding Hood and tried to go on an adventure like her but ended up getting scared.


Once upon a time there was a girl who used to call herself Red Riding Hood. Though it was not her real name, she preferred people to call her Red [short for red riding hood]. She and her family lives in a village and near the village is an old forest. Ever since she read the story “The Little Red Riding Hood”, she would look into the forest and wish she would go on an adventure just like Red Riding Hood. One day when her parents were away from home for some work, she decided that she will go to the forest and will have the adventure. She took a small bag in which she kept a small pot in which carried some water, a slice of meat to keep the animals away and her red scarf.

Her brother was silently watching all this. She told him that she will be back by the evening, although she was not sure whether she will be back alive or dead.       


 Her brother nodded. Taking the nod as a yes, she ran into the forest and kept on running until the only sound that could be heard was the pacing of her heart. She started walking and noticed that someone was following her. She thought it was a bird and started walking till there was a growl. Red was sure it was a monster as the kids in her village always says that a monster lives in the forest. The shadow made a loud and scary growl that made Red jump. She ran as fast as she could but had to eventually stop. She was gasping for air when the shadow made another growl. Red stopped dead in her track. Red was so scared that she closed her eyes imagining what was to come. She opened her eyes and was shocked to see a wooly figure.


Of course, she knew it wasn’t a monster and that someone was trying to scare her but who was it? The figure opened its mask and it was her brother. Her brother explained to her how he was teaching her a lesson that stories are good to listen but might be dangerous if done in real life.


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