This will make all the right people furious!

Children’s author Amelia Hamilton has teamed up with NRA Family for a new series of stories that reimagines the classic fairy tales we remember as children, but with a twist. In Hamilton’s version of the tales, the hero or heroine of the story is armed:


Here’s the opener of the new and improved “Red Riding Hood”:

Once upon a time, there was a young lady who lived with her parents at the edge of a wood. Her mother made her a riding cloak of red velvet, which she wore all winter long, so the people in her village called her Little Red Riding Hood.

One New Year’s day, Red awoke to learn that her grandmother wasn’t feeling well. She and her mother put together a basket of food to bring through the woods to her cottage, which lay on the other side.

Red loved the woods, and was happy to walk through them. Usually, there would only be the sunlight and the squirrels, but there was a dark side to the wood. There were shadows, there were beasts, and there could be danger. One birthday not long ago, Red was given her very own rifle and lessons on how to use it—just in case—to be sure that she would always be safe. So, with a kiss from her mother, rifle over her shoulder and a basket for her Grandmother in her hands, Red took a deep breath and entered the woods.

You can read the rest over on the NRA Family website here.


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