Steven Saus injects people with radioactivity as his day job, but only to serve the forces of good. His work has appeared in multiple anthologies and magazines both online and off. He also publishes as Alliteration Ink. You can find him at stevensaus.com and alliterationink.com.
Yup, after the Labor Day holiday we’re picking up the drabbles again. You can vote for this one at the Weekly Challenge (and read and hear the other entries as well). If you just want to hear it alone, you can use the player below, or if it’s borked (like in some feed readers), you can use this direct download link. The intro to it mentions The Burning Servant – if you’ve not taken a chance to read that free fiction of mine, do so now!
Hansel shoved the girl up against the rough tree. “This ain’t what I wanted.”
“I don’t have anything else,” she whimpered, the red fabric of her cloak draping over her eyes. “Grandma just made the muffins. No cookies. No cake.”
Hansel looked back toward his sister. “Whaddya think?”
Gretel walked out of the shadows. “I think we have a little girl who brought the wrong gift and now can’t find her way home.”
“Oh,” Red Hood said, “all I have to do is take a left here and-“
Gretel drew her knife. “Not can’t. She won’t find her way home.”