Six Sentence Stories: Sweet tooth / Meat tooth

 

Zapf dolls. Hamleys. 1983. UK. Image enhanced by TVTA.

Greetings, vintage mates. I’m linking up with Denise at Girlie On The Edge Blog, where she hosts Six Sentence Stories, and the cue word this time is Slice.


Sweet tooth / Meat tooth

She lived in a house made from gingerbread and candy, with marshmallow walls and marzipan doors, butterscotch tables and toffee chairs, and two plump beds made from Turkish Delight – for when the children stayed over.

A sweet tooth she had, but always craved something saltier; something hot and tender she could slice into succulent cubes, and watch the pink juices run loose.

She glanced through the window at the arrival of the boy and his sister.

She licked her lips and threw another crooked handful of salt into the cauldron.

She tipped back her head and cackled at the thought of such delicious stew to come, never knowing as she let them in – until it was too late – of the sharpened axes they were hiding behind their backs.


Thank you for eating candy with us 🙂

19 thoughts on “Six Sentence Stories: Sweet tooth / Meat tooth

  1. I love the first sentence. It reads like such a happy, lilting nursery rhyme. Then, the warning light started flashing after sentence two, lol
    Love the twist ending to a unique re-telling of this classic tale.
    Excellent Six 🙂
    Reminds me of the movie Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. If you haven’t seen it, I recommend it!

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  2. Very visual. I can see her crooked hands throwing salt into the pot and i love the line “marshmallow walls and marzipan doors,” Sounds like a Beatles song.

    Good six.

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