On a cold, morbid day, with nature quietly asleep, the two siblings ventured through the woods with no crumbs or pebbles to spare, and they found a house smothered with toffees for them to share. The children ate all day until their stomachs burst and they never saw the witch that watched them, slowly planning her feast. But her plans suddenly plummeted as the house began to fall. The two little ones had eaten themselves a hole! The house came crashing down, crushing the witch inside, leaving the children alone with another sweet prize.
by Matthew Fenton (14)
Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Blackburn
Competition - Grim Tales
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