Beyond the Ever After – Dark Poetry for the Cruellest Month, 2016 (Day 11)

The first time I read “Little Red Riding Hood”, I got so angry I could spit. I remember thinking that someone needed to have words with Red’s mother (and perhaps kick the silly woman a bit). Seriously, my Wicked Luvs, what sort of head case sends a child alone into a place full of things that can bite her child’s head off? I’ve always hoped someone would go back to deal with the mother’s negligence. I’ve always wished someone would write that tale… I can’t be the only one who wants to know what happens to characters after the end of some classic fairy tales, am I?

Today’s Prompt – Write a poem that describes what happened beyond one of the following “happily ever afters”. Yes, my Luvs, I want to know what came to pass after the ending.

“Jack and the Beanstalk”
“The Little Mermaid”
“Little Red Riding Hood”

Link Instructions – Leave the direct link to your poem as a comment in the following format: “I Knew, But…” –

Please, take the time to visit other Dark Poetry for the Cruellest Month participants.
Let them know what you appreciate about their poesy.
This kind of mingling is extremely… seriously, my Luvs… I know about these things.
And yes, if you haven’t done it yet, consider entering my latest giveaway;
those wild ladies want to walk home with you. Don’t believe me? Well, ask them.

Dark Poetry for the Cruellest Month, 2016

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