In the deepest, darkest, deadliest part of the forbidden forest was a gleaming cottage filled
with happiness. A most beautiful girl with fair, white skin and ruby red lips floated around
the kitchen, preparing several succulent pies. Seven jolly men skipped in with beaming
faces, they hurried to the table, tucking in to the steaming apple pies. Their faces filled
with delight as they stuffed themselves with the mouth-watering dessert. Suddenly, the
colour drained from their faces; one by one they dropped stone cold to the floor. The girl
turned with a devilish grin and sang a happy tune.
by Emily Hodgkins (14)
Pershore High School, Worcestershire
Competition - Grim Tales
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