Page 7

metal work beanstalk

Copyright – David Stewart


‘What the hell happened here?’

‘I—I don’t know, boss! I followed all the instructions!’

‘Like hell you did; look at it!’

‘But I did, honest.  All the instructions on page six. “Throw the bean and pour water on it.”  I did just what the recipe says.’

‘What about page seven?’

‘…P—Page seven?’

‘The chant on page seven.’


‘You’re telling me that the reason I am now looking at a ladder instead of a beanstalk is that you opened the book, read the recipe and forgot to turn the page?’




Hello all! This little dialogue was triggered by the picture taken by David Stewart, chosen by Rochelle Wisoff and posted for Friday Fictioneers.  It’s been a while since I participated in this challenge and I missed it!  Hope you like it.

27 comments on “Page 7

  1. The boss missed the chance to say, “You don’t know Jack!!” 🙂 I enjoyed this one.


  2. Gabriella says:

    Great stuff! It reminded me of the first Harry Potter book when the boys get things wrong but Hermione gets them right because she has learned and practised more.

  3. JKBradley says:

    Put tab B into slot 6.

    Good job.

  4. Sandra says:

    Nice one. And Janet’s comment too!

  5. Kwadwo says:

    A ladder instead of a beanstalk. lol.
    I like the humor.

  6. Dear Sandra,

    When all else fails…oops. At any rate, I’d think a ladder would be easier to climb than a beanstalk. Nice work Jack. 😉



  7. Nice take on the picture. I laughed!

  8. howanxious says:

    Clever take on the prompt.. I loved it. 🙂

  9. writelindy says:

    Laugh out loud. Great take.

  10. MissTiffany says:

    Brilliant! I laughed out loud.

  11. Helena Hann-Basquiat says:

    poor Jack… well done, darling!

  12. troy P. says:

    A lovely and unique interpretation!

  13. JackieP says:

    Now that was different. In a very good way. 🙂

  14. Linda Vernon says:

    OY!! That guy needs to hire a new fairy tale character. I think Snow White’s available! Very imaginative and entertaining! 😀

  15. This is more like Bean’s Talk than BeanStalk.

    I like where you’ve bean with this. Randy

  16. That’s a small, but pretty vital mistake. Great story. 🙂

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