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Red Cloak

September 18, 2021
By agwriting GOLD, Sammamish, Washington
agwriting GOLD, Sammamish, Washington
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Your chortling baby face brightened

As you eyed the cloak

Which was in more family photos than you.

Days.

Weeks.

Months.

Years.

Slid by as I waited for you to return it.

 

But my cloak became your namesake.

What was I to do? I needed it back.

 

Lipstick, matching my cloak,

Painted his cheeks and chest.

The next morning I knew

Wolf was mine to command.

 

Coughing into the mouthpiece,

I croaked a plea for some muffins

As Wolf left for the forest.

 

It was simple.

Get the cloak, bring it back.

It was so simple.

 

But how was I to know,

That Wolf would get hungry?


The author's comments:

We are so used to hearing fairytales and fables in a certain way. What if the motive was different? Or the villian?


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