Hansel and Gretly

By Larissa, Year 6

Written as part of Factory Feedback

Once upon a time there were two children named Hansel and Gretly. Their mum was an evil witch who takes children from the woods and tricks them into coming into her candy home, to eat them like a potato. But her own children did not approve of her work, and they think that she is crazy. But the witch makes her children lure the kids into their candy home, and she threatens them if they refuse. One day, Hansel and Gretly woke up to their mother calling their names from the candy living room covered in sugar and gingerbread. They obediently went to her.

“Hello dear children. Today I saw a lovely couple of plump, round children. I want you to go fetch them for me. We need dinner for today, but you can always eat candy like you always do.”

Hansel and Gretly were sick of having to get poor children from the woods for their fat mother to eat. So, they decided to put a stop to it, and leave. 

“Yes mother, we shall go fetch them now.” And with that, Hansel and Gretly leave the candy home to fetch the children.

What the witch does not know is that they were not going to get the poor children, they were going to the police to report what their evil mother had done and what they made her do.

Soon enough they arrived at the police station.

“Hiya guys! What can I do for ya?” The guy at the front desk said. 

Hansel and Gretly explained all the crimes of their mother and how she was a cannibal and ate children. And they told him how she forced them to fetch poor children from the forest. 

“Oh wow,” he said. “Ya poor guys! I’ll see what I can do for you.” The witch stayed locked away for as long until her time had come to to die and the kids were asked all over the world of the story of their childhood.

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