Creative Prompt: Red Riding Hood

I was out and about with Baby Magpie in the park this week when I saw this coat hanging from the wire guard on this tree. The contrast of the red against the green grass was quite striking at the time although the photo doesn’t quite do that justice.

For me the time around Christmas and New Year has always been steeped in story, and is a time for indulging in fairy tales, magic and myth. The coat bought to mind the story of Red Riding Hood, of the little girl in a bright coat who has a close en. However there is a bit of a twist. Hanging next to the coat were another set of lost keys, again slightly tarnished and old looking.

It made me wonder who a modern day Red Riding Hood may be off to see, what door would those keys unlock?

I’m not a huge fan of creative exercises, so it’s not my habit to tell people what to do with these prompts. There are lots of options – a scene, some flash fiction, a short story, an idea for a short film or a physical piece of art. If you do have a go with this one and would like to drop the result in the comments please do so. I would be very interested to see what people make of these.

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One thought on “Creative Prompt: Red Riding Hood

  1. Pingback: A year and more in creative prompts: all the links | The Magpie at Midnight

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