LittleRedHat

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I have 79 stories published in 6 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 11391 times and 38 of my stories have been cherry picked.
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Hi all! Please, call me Red!

I’m a geeky scribbler with a love of satire, comedy, parody, history and Steampunk/Victoriana. My pronouns are she/her.

Authors I love, and who have been my greatest influences, include Terry Pratchett, H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, Douglas Adams, Sue Townsend, Oscar Wilde, Dante Alighieri, Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm.

I hugely appreciate constructive feedback on all of my work, as well as general polite interaction from readers. It always makes my day. So please, don’t be shy!

Plus, if you do enjoy my work, please consider sharing it!

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My Projects

  • One in a Minion

Fleetwood has only ever known one way of life – the life of an evil minion. He is one of thousands employed by megalomaniac supervillain The Great One. Forced to wear a mask, he spends his days using his superpowers to help his boss take over the world.

The only problem is… Fleetwood really wants to be a good guy.

While one of his Fleetwood’s best friends, Redmond, can understand his unhappiness, his other, more mischievous best friend, Malvolio (also known as “Mally”), loves his life of villainy and relishes every moment. As for his employer – well, let’s just say the penalty for desertion is very strict.

Meanwhile, LAFTAW – the Localised Agents Fighting Toughly to Alleviate Wrongdoing – are determined to put a stop to The Great One’s plans. Secret agents Indigo Maxwell and Idris Carew are on the case, working under the watchful eye of the “Chief”, Ms. Phoenix, who has a long history with the evil overlord.

When Fleetwood crosses paths with the LAFTAW agents, his life is changed forever. However, it seems that he is not the only person wanting more out of life, and the ambitions of another will lead to revolution, rivalries, and a great battle between good and evil.

  • Grimm Truths

Why would anyone want a queen’s first-born baby? What if the Pied Piper went platinum? At their roots, fairy tales are bleak and brutal. Those who wish that their life was more like a fairy tale would be shocked to find, should their wish be granted, that the reality they rejected was nowhere near as bad. Even if things turned out for the best, they’d still have a heck of a hard time getting to their “Happily Ever After”. That’s the case with the characters we hear from in this collection. Through a mixture of poetry and prose - with altered perspectives, settings and contexts - readers will experience new twists and takes on classic tales that are both humorous and moving.

  • The Huxley Letters

A Steampunk romance/adventure story, born out of roleplay letters with a friend. The noble-born Lady Clara Huxley, trapped in a miserable marriage, longs to escape through travel. Through her various voyages on the airship Aurora with her loyal crew, new worlds are opened up to her in more ways than one. However, some things still anchor her to her tragic past.Clara confides in an American acquaintance through a series of letters, detailing both her global travels, and her life’s journey.

  • Inferno Revisited

A series of verses inspired by Dante’s Inferno / The Divine Comedy, exploring modern-day issues in relation to the circles of Hell - crafted in accordance with the terza rima scheme and iambic pentameter. Themes explored include gluttony, greed, profiting from faith and homophobia. Please note some topics are of a highly sensitive nature. Reader discretion is advised.

  • Other Original Works

A range of miscellaneous poetry, one-off stories and other works are also available for your reading pleasure.

Thank you all for stopping by! Have an amazing day!

My stories

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The LAFTAW Agents - Beside the Seaside

A short story from the universe of "One in a Minion". Secret agents Indigo and Idris take on a mission at the seaside, little knowing that the Chief, Ms. Phoenix, is watching them from a distance. Their recollections of the day are somewhat different to one another... (Image from Wikimedia Commons - in public domain)

One in a Minion: Chapter Six - New Discoveries (Part Two)

Part Two of the first draft of the sixth chapter of my novel for Camp NaNoWriMo 2021. Malvolio strikes a deal with Professor Lommick to obtain the means to rescue Fleetwood. But how will he react once he learns that his friend doesn't want to return? (Image: "File:Domino mask.jpg" by File:Lonerangermask.png:studio_hades derivative work: Hyju is licensed with CC BY-SA 4.0. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 )

One in a Minion: Chapter Six - New Discoveries (Part One)

Part One of the first draft of the sixth chapter of my novel for Camp NaNoWriMo 2021. Malvolio strikes a deal with Professor Lommick to obtain the means to rescue Fleetwood. But how will he react once he learns that his friend doesn't want to return? (Image: "File:Domino mask.jpg" by File:Lonerangermask.png:studio_hades derivative work: Hyju is licensed with CC BY-SA 4.0. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 )

One in a Minion: Chapter Five - Lairs and Heirs (Part Two)

Part Two of the first draft of the fifth chapter of my novel for Camp NaNoWriMo 2021. Unable to find help for his friend, Malvolio takes matters into his own hands - dragging Redmond into his scheme too. Meanwhile, The Great One summons Minion Commander Ashworth for a very important meeting. (Image: "File:Domino mask.jpg" by File:Lonerangermask.png:studio_hades derivative work: Hyju is licensed with CC BY-SA 4.0. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 )

One in a Minion: Chapter Five - Lairs and Heirs (Part One)

Part One of the first draft of the fifth chapter of my novel for Camp NaNoWriMo 2021. Unable to find help for his friend, Malvolio takes matters into his own hands - dragging Redmond into his scheme too. Meanwhile, The Great One summons Minion Commander Ashworth for a very important meeting. (Image: "File:Domino mask.jpg" by File:Lonerangermask.png:studio_hades derivative work: Hyju is licensed with CC BY-SA 4.0. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 )

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4 of my comments have received 4 Great Feedback votes

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Beautiful piece, Luigi.

Posted on Sat, 10 Apr 2021

Beautiful piece, Luigi.

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Love it!

Posted on Wed, 07 Apr 2021

A really clever and beautiful interpretation!

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Posted in Humpty Dumpty

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Thank you

Posted on Tue, 23 Mar 2021

Thank you very much!

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Posted in Inferno Revisited: Postface - The Devil Made Us Do It

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I'm with Victoria!

Posted on Mon, 31 Jul 2017

Go on, Victoria! Don't let that stuffy academic bring you down!

This is a great piece. Well-crafted, and very funny.

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