LittleRedHat

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I have 102 stories published in 6 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 25216 times and 42 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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Grimm Truths: He Who Pays the Piper...

(Image from Wikimedia Commons - in public domain) A re-imagining of "The Pied Piper of Hamelin", set within the music industry and the world of rock 'n' roll. A small-time band, stuck playing gigs in their local pub, longs for success and to avoid the baliffs. They think their wish has been granted when they meet a young musician with amazing talent. But when this new band member doesn't get the credit he deserves, he takes matters into his own hands... Contains minor hints of violence - not suitable for very young readers.
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Grimm Truths: Job Satisfaction

(Image supplied by admin) A short piece of prose - orignally improvised, written as a monologue script and then converted - that is inspired by fairy tales. A disgruntled Fairy Godmother talks about the little-seen downside of a career in wish-granting. Please note the piece contains some cursing.

Grimm Truths: The Spinner

(Image from Wikimedia Commons - in public domain) A retelling of a certain fairy tale, which I've worked on over several years. An anonymous and disgruntled spinner, living in a self-imposed exile, tells his story: a tale of love, betrayal and vengeance gone wrong.

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