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a gift from the mountains
in the dead of winter:
winds of reprieve.
    daffodil shoots
    doomed to freeze
5 deviations
Once upon a meadow fair
there was a child and she
set off to visit Grand-mama
and keep her company

She filled her basket full of treats
but 'fore she went ahead
her mother knelt and pulled her close
and this is what she said:

Beware, beware, the monster there
is lurking out of sight
Beware, beware, the monster there
and keep your wits aright

And so she went along her way
without a fear nor care;
when who should she find in her path:
a wolf, with hungered glare


"Why child," said he, "where do you go
so merry and so bright?"
"To granny's," said she, "to bring to her
some comfort and delight"


"The meadow road, methinks it is
the longer way around
Go ye instead into the woods
a short cut shall be found"


So off she went onto the dark
and dreary forest path
Meanwhile, the wolf had turned to take
the faster meadow path


The wolf arrived while Grand-mama
knew not the threat without
He swiftly lunged upon her throat
and strewed her things about


The girl arrived, and found the house
in utter disarray
Her Grand-mama was gone, but there
the wolf stood in her way


Unfazed, unstirred, she smiled and said:
"You've made a grave mistake."
She flashed her fangs and claws, and struck;
the wolf shall never wake

Beware, Beware
I wanted to call this 'The Ballad of Red Riding Hood', but nowhere do I actually say 'Red Riding Hood', nor do I make any mention of red apparel of any sort, so it would be more like 'The Ballad of Hypothetical Riding Hood'. Although that sounds like it would make an interesting story in and of itself. Hmmm...

This is for the BestestFriendContest Fairy Tale contest. Rules here and all contest entries here

Line count
Only counting the first instance of the chorus: 40
Counting all instances of the chorus, if I had bothered to write them out: 68


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Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
I am a geomatics engineering student with a specialization in biomedical engineering (which means that I do a lot of math and science-y stuff). I am also an artist, a crafter, a writer, an actor, and many other things. I am a jack of all trades and master of none.

If you have an account at, feel free to add ladydonut to your list. Send me a note first and tell me who you are on dA, because I don't add people who I don't recognize.

My stock account: [AlphaSoupStock]
The Ask Project Freeprancer Tumblr: [Ask Project Freeprancer]
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Dew drops by alphabetsoup314
It needs votes. 

It's my entry into Quest Geomatics SnapPostWin contest for $1000 towards tuition. Winning would go a long way towards me graduating with slightly less massive amounts of debt. Voting ends December 15th.

Some of you may remember that I had asked for votes on the same contest last year. I didn't win that one; I kinda suck at landscape photography. But this semester, they've made the criteria a little more general, so now I actually stand a chance of winning!

Please go here:… and click like. You need a facebook account to vote, so if you don't feel like signing up, please pass this on to your friends.

Thanks everyone!

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AxtonLennox111 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Clap Happy birthday
CakeUpStudio Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
thank you for faving my owl cake a while ago Dance!
may the Llama I offer in return remind you of my gratitude if you ever decide to +fav any of my other works in the future since I won't be spaming you with more 'thank you' notes Hug  but I'm always happy to answer comments or questions if you have any :D (Big Grin)
osiskars Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks for all the favs!
Ross-Sanger Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Hi Cam, happy birthday! :party:
How've you been?
alphabetsoup314 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Ross! :D I'm good, though I've been pretty busy with work lately. You?
Ross-Sanger Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Same here, I hope you at least took a bit of time for yourself on Thursday though :)
Diebro210 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
happy birthday :3
alphabetsoup314 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
PrivateCocky Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for adding Project Freeprancer to the group!!
alphabetsoup314 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, also, you might be interested in some of RaspberryFanta's stuff. She did some crossovers for a while as well. 
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