Friday, February 17, 2012

FFF55: A Grim Tale

This is for the G-Man, as usual. His weekly challenge to write a story in 55 words is fun and entertaining. My offering this week is inspired by a news story I heard a few days ago.
Are fairytales too frightening for children?

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‘So, traditional tales are too scary for children,?’ Brian queried after gathering his family in the kitchen.  His young sons looked on, fascinated.

‘No more Brothers Grimm. No more Fee Fi Fo Fum.

‘Maybe we should show them a slice of real life, then,’ he sneered, and plunged the bread knife into his wife’s chest.

12 comments:

Sandra Davies said...

Guess your answer is 'no!' ...
I liked that this was to the point. (sorry)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Anne .. gosh I loved all those Grimm Fairy Tale books .. but your take on real life .. not so much! It's scary out there - people ...

Have a good weekend .. Hiilary

Doctor FTSE said...

Is that what America now calls "terminating with extreme prejudice"? Sure beats Fee Fi Fo Fum for dramatic impact!

Akelamalu said...

Crikey Brian's teaching methods are a bit extreme!

Stew said...

The disturbing part here is that a bread knife would be decidedly difficult to plug in to anything so Brian must have put a great deal of effort into his lesson.
I'm sure that the children learned the moral of the story though.

G-Man said...

Jeez AJ...
Aren't we in a great mood?
Gotta love a Knife Plunge!
Loved your piercing 55
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Brian Miller said...

holy crap...i dont know how i can say this...but even in 55 words...i did not see that coming....goodness...

Raven said...

Wow dark...and I am a sucker for dark things though I was kind of hoping for a different parent advisory LOL. Excellent 55.

hedgewitch said...

Life is far darker than any fairy tale, I'm afraid, as you amply demonstrate here.

Mama Zen said...

Wicked 55!

izzy said...

Oh my, and I read those horrible fairy tales to all my nieces and nephews- thanks.

snafu said...

Wow, you sure do think them up!