Little Red's Last Stand

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Little Red stood on the edge of the crashing sea.  She carefully tabbed over to her power status and noted it was only at 14%.  Her health bar was fading fast as well.  The last health pack "Picnic Basket" she received was more than two levels ago and the Evil Sorcerer and Dragon had taken a chunk out of her.  Red had to use the two extra lives she had found hidden and scattered throughout the levels to defeat them.  It was a shock, as after slaying the Big Bad Wolf on Level 1: The Forest and Grandma's House, she had easily skipped through and conquered the Trolls on the Shaky Bridge and the Witch Triplets around the Campfire.

Last one, she murmured to herself, and then I've saved Grandma.  Gram's sparkly, crinkly blue eyes and silver bouffant floated into Little Red's consciousness and she wiped streaks of tears away with her sleeve.

Red shakily took a deep breath, summoned all of the power from her core and slowly raised her arms.


  1. Are you a gamer? ;)

    That print is amazing by the way.

  2. Love your gamer's narrative. :)
    Very captivating illustration, that.
    Ronnie xo

  3. This sounds like a video game!! I never heard of it, but it's the only way I can associate health bar. lol

  4. That is a good digital twist on a story book tale! Great imagination:-) Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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  5. this is just adorable, loves it!!

  6. And now we know the rest of the story . . .

    Which, I might add, was great! :)

  7. Fun to read and I love the illustration! :-)

  8. What an incredible illustration!

  9. my cousin would like this! i'm sending it to him!

  10. Love this print (and the story!)

  11. My nieces would love the story and print! I am going to forward this entry to my sister and brother-in-law to share with the kids :)

    Wanted to compliment on the incredible house you featured a few days ago. We loved visiting Austin and seeing how well the homes blend with the Hill Country environment. All too often we find homes that are a wee bit ostentatious or too out of the place, but the one you've shown is so beautiful and so conscious of the Austin lifestyle.


  12. An update to the classic. I love that illustration.

  13. This is a splendid picture to go with the splendid story!

  14. Such an interesting story and print. thanks for sharing.

    xo erica


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