Submitted for Picture it & Write

Welcome to the Picture it & Write creative writing exercise. On Ermilia’s Blog, we are invited to join in, comment with our paragraph of fiction to accompany the image. It doesn’t have to follow her story or reflect the same themes. It can be a poem or in a different language (please provide a translation). Anyone who wants to join in, is welcome.


The Cage

The sun was shining through the cottage window as the small boy stood upon an old stool to feed a crust of bread to the caged bird.

“Take it.  It’s bread.  I don’t know if there will be more,“ said the boy.  The small black bird chirped and accepted the offering.  The cage swung like a pendulum when the boy tried but failed to open the cage door.

“I’ve been watching the clock that is affixed to your cage.  My sister has been gone quite a while so I have only you as company this morning,” said the boy.  The bird chirped.

There was a noise and the boy jumped down as his cage door was opened.  A small girl was lifted up into the large cage.  She fell to her knees below the birdcage and cried out to her brother.

“Oh Hansel, she is an evil witch.  I am so scared, “ cried Gretel. 

The cage door was slammed and locked.  The old woman left the room but the children could still hear her evil laugh.  



3 responses

  1. AR Neal says:

    That is wonderful! Welcome to Picture It & Write–hope you’ll stick around!