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Short no. First fairytale


John and the magic beans. By CpSingleton © 2016

Once upon a time there was a young boy called John.

John lived with his grandmother in a one bedroom cottage and saw things that nearly blinded the poor boy.

The only thing they had in the whole wide world was a cow, Daisy. She was mild, meek, but very old. So old was she that John could only squeeze snot out of her withered udder. 

It was decided, therefore, that John was to take her to market.

On market day he walked the three miles with nothing but dreams in his head and an empty belly.

They arrived early, yet stayed all day long, as not one person wanted to take poor Daisy from his hands.

Then, just as he was about to slump off home, a tall man with vibrant cloaks and a long pointed hat asked John to help him with a wonky cartwheel.

John, though tired, aided the man and was rewarded with an offer of a handful of magic beans in return for Daisy.

John was overjoyed! The rumours were true!

He near-on snatched the beans from the kind faced gent and ran all the way home.

Tired and out of breath, he threw open grandmother’s cottage door, told her his excited news and was punched in the groin for his troubles. She then snatched the beans from him and lobbed them out of their only window with several coarse words.

John, though, wasn’t perturbed. He knew in his heart of hearts that the beans would bear fruit.

He dreamt that night of a large beanstalk and gold beyond even that wild dream.

When he awoke, hungry and cold, he ran to the window and saw, before his very eyes, sweet sod all!

Which went on to prove that Jack, a fellow classmate of John’s, was a lying, little bastard after all.
The End.

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About Chris42

I am a liar! A maker-uper of stories! If this was the 16 (c) I'd be burned as a witch. Fank goodness it is not, eh?! I have four children: two wonderful girls, a fantastic lad and Leeds United. I have no strict genre. I write children's poetry and stories, to edgy, stronger themes. Up until now I have stored them for my own and my family's viewing. Last year i thought bugger it and starred in several short films. One, Playground, which is on the BBC Film Network, used the monologue that I wrote for the audition. You should've seen the face of the receptionist, of the Manchester hotel, where the audition was being held, as I turned up dressed as the psychopath, Gordon. It got the desired effect! I then moved up to Cumbria and wrote and appeared in several live performances on stage. 2012. A local artist, Kayleigh Richardson, commissioned me to write a poem for her to paint a representation. I sent her, The Rise of the Robot Monkey Army. Kayleigh painted a fantastic piece that blew my mind! From that we are collaborating on the Jacob Bear series of stories. Oh and Two's Company is to published, along with seventeen other Sci Fi short stories as part of a collection. Not a bad start to the, so called, last year of the Earth. Now is the time to show the rest of you. I take my themes wherever i see them, whether in reality or dream-world. I hope you enjoy. If not tell me why. If so tell me why. Many thanks and be safe. So far I have published: Jacob Bear's first Christmas,https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007GK872A (UK) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007GK872A (USA) Jacob Bear Goes to School https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007JD3OKY (UK) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007JD3OKY (USA Jacob's First Words https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007VZWPSC (UK) & http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007VZWPSC (USA) Space Here https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007H96M90 (UK) &http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007H96M90#reader_B007H96M90 The Rise of the Sponge Cake Moon https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007WWZ16M (UK) & http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007WWZ16M (USA) © Madstoffa, 2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited.

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