What Really Happened

Photo by: Jennifer Pendergast

Huntsman Jurgen found the missing children in the witch’s gingerbread house. Safe and comfortable, Hansel and Gretel were cutting vegetables at the table.

“She wanted to fatten us up on candy, then eat us,” said Hansel.

“Not for us,” said Gretel. “We prefer meat.”

“We took care of her,” said Hansel. “She’s gone now.” 

“Let’s go home, then,” said Jurgen.

“We’ll stay here for now,” said Hansel. “There’s plenty to eat.”

The children seemed safe and in control, so Jurgen turned to leave.

“One question,” said Gretel. “Hypothetically speaking, is it better to boil ‘leg of witch,’ or roast it?


Written for the Friday Fictioneers: https://rochellewisoff.com/2021/03/31/2-april-2021/

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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27 Responses to What Really Happened

  1. That’s the smart thing to do. Get the last laugh.

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  2. granonine says:

    Those two kids were pretty cool customers :). I hope they don’t mind having tough, stringy meat!

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  3. msjadeli says:

    LMAO. That’s what I call flipping the script. I love it!

    Liked by 3 people

  4. Dale says:

    I would think a slow braise would soften that tough meat… let ’em know for me, would ya? 🙂

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  5. It’s likely going to be stringy. LOL Delightful!

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  6. elmowrites says:

    I’m beginning to fear for the huntsman! Great twist on the old tale!

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  7. draliman says:

    You know, just out of interest, it’s not like we killed her or anything ahem ahem… 🙂

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  8. Lyn says:

    I think they should try fricassee – might help tenderising the leg. 😁

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  9. GHLearner says:

    Isn’t the witch roasted already? Gretel pushed her into the oven, didn’t she? Anyway, very cool story.

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  10. James McEwan says:

    I wonder will they grow up as normal children or will their taste in flesh turn them into Werewolfs?
    Perhaps this was the Witch’s last cursed spell on them.
    Your story puts a different slant on Hansel and Gretel’s innocence.


  11. athling2001 says:

    I think he best get out of there quick! Great job.


  12. Dear Eric,

    Instant pots are great for tenderizing meat. Yep, Hansel and Gretel have the situation in hand…and leg…and foot. Quite the twist. Glad I set my coffee aside. 😉




  13. Two very capable young ones. I think the Huntsman should back away slowly. Very clever tale!


  14. Bear says:

    Ohh, when I can see through the laughter tears (damn, where’s my inhaler!). This was great! Perfect!


  15. List of X says:

    I’m surprised the children didn’t try to eat the huntsman – he’s younger and free-range.


  16. lol A cannibal story!


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