The house in the woods


I wandered through the woods
No warnings did I heed
I came across a house
That fulfilled some inner need

A house built of chocolate
Of bread and sweets galore
I had to know who lived there
So I knocked on the door

A pointy-nosed woman
Peered through a crack
‘Excuse me, please’, said I
‘I think I’m off the track’

She opened the door wider
And eyed me from head to toe
She was a bony bumpy woman
With a hunch that stooped her low

She smiled a crooked smile
And was missing teeth a-few
‘Come inside dearie’, she croaked
‘And I’ll show you the route.’

The inside was sweeter than I’d thought
With walls of chocolate honeycomb
The curtains made of lollies
And candy crunch on the floor

She noticed my fascination
While she seated me on a chair of cake
‘Can I get you something to eat?
Something sweet or freshly baked?’

I nodded as I wanted both
And explored while she left
That’s when I bumped into a girl
She told me her name was Gretel

She said she was being held captive
Her brother was in a cage
The bony bumpy woman of the house
Was fattening him up for the next stage

I heard the woman come back
With my goodies to gorge
I figured she wanted to fatten me up
But I had no self-control

I ate and I ate, yet wanted more
She smiled and let me eat
By the end of the night
I wasn’t satisfied and needed more sweet

She looked a bit troubled
As I filled out the room
Taking up space from wall to wall
And feet kicking out the window

I didn’t know how to stop
As I grew by the minute
That’s when I finally knew
The woman wasn’t going to win this

I swallowed my last peanut butter cup
And heard a quiet little pop
As I burst into a thousand chocolate pieces
The house too crumbled and wouldn’t stop

If you wander through the woods some day
No house of sweets will you see
The wicked witch thought it was hers
But in the end, it belonged to me

(c) Sanch – Living my Imperfect Life


photo credit: Eva the Weaver via photopin cc

Until next time,


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  • simple girl
    27 January 2015 at 10:48 pm

    amazing sanch … amazing … 🙂 just amazing ……….

  • obsessivemom
    27 January 2015 at 11:20 pm

    That was just so good. Packed with surprises and super ending.
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  • Ankita
    28 January 2015 at 3:00 am

    this is so amazing! I could not stop myself from reading till the last line! loved it 🙂

  • Dreamer Girl
    28 January 2015 at 7:09 am

    I love the way you transformed the traditional story, a great read 🙂
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  • nabanita
    28 January 2015 at 8:59 pm

    Ohh and here I thought you would take it the Hensel and Gretel way but loved the twist 🙂
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  • Sheethal
    29 January 2015 at 3:40 am

    Loved this one. A new way to read the old fav stories. Good one. 🙂
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  • Shalini
    29 January 2015 at 3:41 am

    Exactly! Was thinking of Hansel and Gretel all through! What a lovely write! 🙂

  • janebasilblog
    29 January 2015 at 12:58 pm

    I agree with all of the above.

    Did you let Hansel and Gretel go?

  • Rajlakshmi
    29 January 2015 at 10:44 pm

    hehehe the ending is awesome. Loved this twist of Hansel and Gretel 🙂 brilliant write.