#ShortShortStories

a cure for the common block

The Gift

Jack returned home and explained to Mother that rather than trading their prize milkcow for food and money, which they needed desperately, he traded her to a mysterious stranger in exchange for a handful of “magic beans” which the man guaranteed would provide bounty beyond the measures of gold; Mother managed to not strike the boy throughout the speech not by patience, but because she was utterly stupefied. She came out of it, however, and clenched her hands in fists of rage when the lad held out a hand full of the “beans”, which were in fact baby monkey teeth.

#ShortShortStories #TheGift

Advertisements

Single Post Navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: