Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Today's #flashfiction A Different Approach

 “I'll give him an offer he can't refuse.”
Bob Barker* #quote

         You ever have that feeling when you start using a skill that you haven't used in a while and those old gears in your brain start turning and breaking away all that mental rust? I took many programming classes in high school and I'm now making a video game. It won't be a massive triple AAA title(that's what people call something like Halo with all the fancy graphics that take buckets of money to make) it'll be a much smaller-in-undertaking 2-D game. Anyway onto the flash fiction!

A Different Approach

         Hansel and Gretel found a house of gingerbread deep, deep in the woods. A nasty, twisted, cannibalistic witch with a vile plan to fatten and eat the children said to them from the house.
         “Come in dears, I've got wonderful things for you!”
         “Just a second!” They responded.
         The witch knew that every time she tried to force children in they grew suspicious and ran, so she stayed in her house with the door open and called again, “Children, children! Come now, there's such wonderful food in here!” The blindness from her old age didn't allow her to see what the children were doing.
         “Just a second!”
         She called again.
         “We'll be there!”
          She called them again and again and the children didn't come. She wanted her meal but the children just wouldn't come in. She then heard a strange noise. A cracking. The witch walked towards the sound to find it came from the gingerbread walls. The cracking went through one then the others.
          Her old twisted brain only managed to put it all together to late, since she'd been thinking about luring the children in too much. The children didn't come in because they simply ate at the walls of her house. And now the foundation grew weak and the whole place came tumbling down on the witch.

        Hansel and Gretel knew about stranger danger and figured they didn't need to go inside to get the food they needed when lost in the woods. Though they may not have understood house construction, one less cannibalistic witch in the world wouldn't hurt.

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