divendres, 24 de maig de 2013

Little Red Riding Hood


After walking on the same path as the wolf day after day, Little Red Riding Hood ended up getting used to his odd peculiarities and endure his proximity  all the way to the end of the forest. They had very different personalities and could discuss almost no subject without getting into a fight. She was left-wing, atheist, impulsive, generous and shy. He was right-wing, Catholic, skeptic, greedy and extroverted. Luckily, they didn't have to keep close to each other: between them, along the trail, there was a crack that opened a little wider each day. At the end of the summer, the gap between them was so wide that they hardly could hear each other without yelling. And yet they seemed to be getting along much better. They accepted each other although they didn't understand one another.

One day the wolf stumbled into a rock and fell into the crack, which was by now as wide as a gorge. Impulsively, Little Red Riding Hood threw herself after him. They say the wolf was able to hang on the root of a tree and with his other hand grab Little Red Riding Hood and save her from a certain death. They also say that from then on they always walked together on the same side of the trail. And that they lived happily ever after. That's what they say. But, you know, that's just a story.

Translated by Lina Strenio