Beanstalk Aftermath

The giant fell into the raging sea.  The beanstalk toppled over the cliff crashing into the sea and Jack was elated thinking that his troubles were over.  Jack had chopped the beanstalk down while the giant was chasing after him, but the giant survived the fall and Jack saw him shaking his fist and saying, “This isn’t over yet Jack, I’ll get you if it’s the last thing that I do.”  Jack yelled back at the giant, “I’m not afraid of you, as I bested you up there in your kingdom in the sky and now you are in my world, and you are going to find out that things work differently here.  You may think that your kingdom in the clouds is stunning and beautiful, but your clouds they only block the sun, they rain and snow on everyone, and they just get in my way.  The dizzy dancing way you feel, says that every fairy tale eventually becomes real.  Meeting you has made me change, somethings have been lost, but others have been gained.  I have looked evil in the eye, and yet I have survived.  I am done with magic beans and hearing the young children’s screams and you won’t be grinding anyone’s bones to make your bread any longer.”  As Jack was speaking to the giant, a shiver of sharks surrounded and swarmed on the giant ripping him to shreds.

Written for Michelle of Putting My Feet in the Dirt Weekly Story Starters challenge.

12 thoughts on “Beanstalk Aftermath

    1. The original story about Jack in the beanstalk first appeared in print in 1734 and this was clearly not written for children. Apparently, a lot of people were hungry back them and this was a story about eating. In this first story there was no kingdom in the clouds, as everything took place on top of the beanstalk.

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      1. Oh that’s quite interesting. I’d never heard anything about that before. It’s often fascinating to hear how these old stories came about.

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