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a gift from the mountains
in the dead of winter:
winds of reprieve.
    daffodil shoots
    doomed to freeze
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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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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.

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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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alphabetsoup314 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Apologies for replying so late to... well, any of your comments. I meant to respond sooner but real life being what it is, I got caught up in other stuff. 

I'm glad you've enjoyed my Project Freeprancer poster :) If you're interested, I was once working on a Project Freeprancer Tumblr that I have abandoned due to lack of interest on my part. Much of it is still archived here:… My personal favorites in that gallery, aside from the poster, are York and Delta and the Mareolina set. 
PrivateCocky Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
They are SO AWESOME!!! I'm doing my Freeprancers again in a style inspired by yours, though my  pony style is quite different. I'm doing all the RvB ponies again because the old ones are SOOOO CRAP and I've improved a bum load. I know I keep changing my mind about them but I think I've cracked it now. Don't worry about late comments. I do it all the time. ;P
PrivateCocky Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
By the way, RaspberryFanta's stuff is SO COOL too. The North and South ponies are way too adorable.
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artyandy Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Thanks :)
Nameda Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Professional General Artist

 :iconthxfavplz:'s  really appreciated Spread More Love Emote - PLZ 

SRSmith Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014   Writer
Thanks for collecting 'Tips for Writing Flash Fiction', I hope you find it useful!
DrippingWords Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much for the fave(s)! :heart:
kerrybush42 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the fav! Hope I could help you with your BINGO. :D
MirrorTwins Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the favourite Angel Emoticon 
Nameda Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Professional General Artist

:iconthxfavplz:'s  really appreciated

:iconnewyearplz: May 2014 be the best year ever

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