Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Hansel and Gretel Mashup

Hansel and Gretel and Brains
by Brothers Grimm and vvb

Once upon a time a very poor woodcutter lived in a tiny cottage in the forest with his two children, Hansel and Gretel. His second wife often ill-treated the children and was forever nagging the woodcutter.

"There is not enough food in the house for us all. There are too many mouths to feed! We must get rid of the two brats," she declared. And she kept on trying to persuade her husband to abandon his children in the forest.

"Take them miles from home, so far that they can never find their way back! Maybe someone will find them and give them a home."

... so the original tale goes ...


But what if...

The woodcutter and his children walked deep into the forest.

The woodcutter was full of anxiety over what his wife wanted him to do that he did not hear the moans and groans emanating from the dark woods around them.

Hansel and Gretel were worried about whether or not their father, the woodcutter, would actually follow through with abandoning them in the forest that they too were distracted from hearing the unusual sounds.

The family did not know that their world was in the midst of a zombopocalypse.

Three undead creatures burst through from the bushes and lunged at the woodcutter who tried to fight them off.

But was unsuccessful.

Hansel and Gretel were caught by one of the zombie creatures.

Being young, quick and agile they were able to wriggle out of its hold.

BUT to Gretel's dismay, she received a bite on her arm.

Hansel and Gretel scurried away as fast as they could.

So starts the story of Hansel and Gretel and Brainsssssssssssssssssssss...


* entry for Classics Mash-up Contest at CBC Books

* also, this is in celebration of Zombies in May

* source Hansel and Gretel intro

* image source brains

* image source Hansel and Gretel

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