the bogeyman--
those happy family 

When the two children bend over the fire to warm themselves, the old witch gave them a push. Gretel grabbed her brother just in time before he fell into the flames. She reached for the poker and stabbed the witch through the heart. Then Gretal emptied the pantry of food and stuffed her pockets with a stash of money she found under the mattress. The brother and sister set out at first light to find their parents and to live happily ever after... perhaps.

serial killers--
everyone starts out
as a child

 Published in Prune Juice Issue 17

© Marianne Paul 2011