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 🙂