Friday Fictioneers: Apple Sleep

My goodness Rochelle I missed the lesson last week and I felt Ive let not just myself down, but also the whole team down, such are my delusions of grandeur! So I apologise and today I am having another crack.

So thanks to Jean L. Hays for the apocalyptic photo and thanks to Rochelle for keeping this train rolling.


On my Marks,

Get Set,


“Woodcutter and Son” sounded mighty grand as they set about managing the forest’s flora and fauna together.

Until, that was, the woodcutter fell in love with Snow White; risen from her fairytale slumber and divorced from that Philandering Prince, absolutely not, Charming.

One morning he’d found some pickled apples in the larder mixed them with chutney and cheese only to find himself soporific and then in a deep torpor.

Years later he awoke to find his beautiful forest raped, the animals vanished and his son nowhere to be seen. The air was deathly still and his house a roofless wreck. 

100 words, Boom!! Hope you enjoy it.


  1. All that hard work for naught. Poor bugger. I would have thought Snow would ensure no apples would ever “set foot” in the house considering the last time she took a bite.
    Unless, of course, they were leftovers from the wicked witch’s previous domain. Hmmmm.
    Always a pleasure!
    And yeah. Where were you last week, eh?

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      • I studied fables and fairy tales to get my English degree. The originals were horrible, scary, bloody nightmare stuff. They were supposed to teach little children what would happen if they disobeyed. Good grief.

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      • Really? You studied them? Gosh you are the person I need to speak to when I run out of characters! Sometime I feel like I’m scraping the barrel a bit! I’m sure there’s thousands out there, it’s just finding ones people will recognise! I agree however that some of the sentiments behind them were pretty harsh.
        I’d better up my game!

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      • Please, not for my sake 🙂 I love what you do with the stories . The history behind nursery rhymes is also fascinating–lots of political commentary. You’d have a great time with those 🙂


  2. Dear Shrawley,

    Pickled apples? Did Snow borrow tips from her stepmother. You’ve burst my bubble you know. Prince Charming fell from grace. I’m devastated. Thank you for the laughs. 😀



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