Tuesday, August 26, 2014

They were not known to be nice

                                                                                              Attribution: Angela Elliot
Image: Courtesy of Mindlovemisery's Menagerie

She was going to her grannie’s
Not wearing red nor with a hood
Delicately dressed a little risky
For passing through the woods

Brought along reinforcements
Her sister and the neighbor’s girl
To be safe but not a requirement
Were two lunch-boxes of edibles

No adults to accompany them
Nor any weapons as a defence
A resolve to reach their destination
Hoping bad wolves not marauding

If wolves were to approach them
They were then in for a surprise
Neighbor’s girl a karate exponent
They were not known to be nice

For Mindlovemisery's Menagerie
Photo Challenge #23  -  lunchbox and
Kerry's hosting at Open Link Mondays
at Real Toads


  1. Those wolves will get a karate chop and their plan would flop

  2. That made me laugh! She'll go all Ninja on those wolves,

  3. Love the O Henry type of ending ~ well penned ~ Happy Week to you!

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

  4. ha smiles... good that they're capable of some karate tricks - that can come in handy for sure at times

  5. Oh, and she looks so sweet. You go ninja girl. Love this

  6. A fascinating take on this image Hank. Made me think.

  7. Great verse Hank, good to read.

  8. ha. its always good to bring along bad up as you go through the woods...a karate chopping neighbor...for sure...lol

  9. really...good for the girls then ~

  10. Nice doesn't always win out, need a little bad here and there

  11. that ending is so cute and I love the red riding hood reference

  12. Too cute. The picture itself is priceless

  13. This was a wonderful twist to a traditional tale --- love the clever use of "modern" but ancient defenses --- I'm thinking of the potential for "ninja karate warriors" here - and chuckling away.