It’s day 10 of the #TopsyTurvyBookTour over on Instagram! Yesterday Door to Door’s Templeton enjoyed his time in Mark Twain’s Letters from the Earth. Today I’m putting Templeton and Lucie Bellerose (she first appears in Through the Door) into Little Red Riding Hood. Here we go…
(This is a derivative work based on the original story.)
Lucie Bellerose waved goodbye to Emily and Rabbit.
They’d stopped by her home to warn her about the strange enchantment tumbling them through various literary works. Rabbit said the network reported something called Instagram as the source of magic. Lucie chuckled. Trouble often followed Emily.
Grabbing a watering can from the pantry, she headed for her back yard. As she stepped outside, she was shocked to find an overgrown forest in place of her plants. A path cut deep into the darkness.
“What the…?” She clutched her watering can as she wandered forward. What was this?
“I, for one, am for the new wardrobe,” came a low voice from the shadows.
Lucie startled. Templeton leaned against one of the trees. He gestured and she looked down at her clothing. While she still wore her sneakers, wrapped around her body was a red dress over an underskirt of crinoline. The hemline rose above her knees displaying white stockings. Worse, the neckline of the bodice plunged low. From her shoulders hung a dark, red cape. The watering can in her hand was now a covered basket. Lucie gaped at her outfit. “You have GOT to be kidding me.” Her head snapped back up. “Is this your doing?”
“Not at all,” Templeton replied, pushing off the tree and moving closer. As usual, he wore his top hat, but Lucie noted furry wolf-like ears thrusting up through the brim. He weaved around several trees stalking her in a circle. His gaze bounced from her cleavage to the cape, his forefinger rubbing over his lower lip. “Hmm. I’d like to see it with the hood up.”
“You have animal ears.” Lucie ignored his comments, but there was a fluttering in her chest. She didn’t scare easily, but the wolfish visage Templeton sported made her wary. “Stay away, Templeton,” she ordered, backing deeper into the woods.
“I still owe you for that stupid little spell you cast last spring, don’t I?” Templeton’s pale blue eyes lit up. His foot touched the path. “Oh, Lucie, I think you’d better RUN!”
…stay tuned as tomorrow a surprise appearance will be made Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. (Now posted!) 🙂
Are you a writer? Please join us! Drop your characters into Little Red Riding Hood and post it on Instagram! Use the hashtag #TopsyTurvyBookTour & tag hosts @saffron.amatti, @elenchase, and @writertracybrown so we can see your characters in this fairy tale!
What’s this about?
In August 2021, I co-hosted a writing challenge on Instagram and dropped Emily Swift and crew into a story, a scene, a situation, etc. matching the “book of the day” prompt. In these posts you can read about Door to Door Paranormal Mystery Characters trying to make it through stories like: Dracula, Harry Potter, MacBeth, Murder on the Orient Express, Winnie the Pooh, Sherlock Holmes, Little Red Riding Hood, Jurassic Park, and many more!
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