‘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?’
‘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.