Hansel and Gretel Meet the Wolf
By: Alex F.
Connecticut, Age 12
Once upon a time, there were two children. They were brother and sister, and their names where Hansel, and Gretel. I know you probably have heard their story, but after Hansel and Gretel pushed the witch in to the oven, and attempted to escape, something out of the ordinary happened. The witch climbed out of the oven, with a look of fury spread across her face. And as fast as lighting, she dashed out of the house on her broom stick. She flew to Hansel and Gretel and caught them. They wailed, kicked, screamed, and roared until the witch finally put them down. She had originally brought them back to her house of candy to broil them, but instead they made a little deal. The children agreed with the witch that as long as she didn’t cook them, the two of them would work for her, and do whatever she asked.
So long ago, after the original story of Hansel and Gretel, the evil witch assigned a mission for them. She said to them “Oh, dear children, I have an order for you!” The children gulped with fright. “I want pork chops for dinner tonight,” said the witch. The kids had looks of confusion upon their faces. “Go out into the village and find me three pigs that I can cook for dinner.” Hansel and Gretel had worked for the witch for a long time, but they were always scared by her frightening voice. “Where do you reckon we can find three pigs?” Gretel whimpered. “I DON’T KNOW WHERE! JUST GO FIND THEM!” screeched the witch.
So after that long lecture and explanation, Hansel and Gretel were off, looking for three yummy pigs to cook. However, these children were clueless on to where they could find a pig or three pigs, rather. They walked for miles and miles, until they finally reached a house. This was a peculiar house; it was made out of straw. The kids thought to themselves: why would someone build a house out of straw? “Let’s knock on the door,” Hansel said in a whisper. Hansel was a boy who always thought of good ideas, so Gretel was lucky to have him along by her side. There really was no door though, just a few pieces of straw lying around. But as soon as Gretel laid a finger on a piece of straw, all of the straw in the house caved in and collapsed. Along with the straw, a screaming little pig dashed out running in circles trying to escape from the children. The two kids figured out that this particular pig was not the smartest tool in the shed. Without hesitation, Hansel and Gretel had the pig cornered, and captured. So the two kids thought to themselves, this is easy. But in the blink of an eye, a dark shadow appeared across the wall. Very slowly Gretel turned around and saw a strange looking animal. He had fur that was as dark as the night sky. His eyes were a green-yellow color, and he was clutching the two other pigs that Hansel and Gretel needed for the witch. By now, Gretel and Hansel were scared out of their socks. They had been trapped in the witch’s candy house for so long; they had forgotten what a wolf had looked like. “Oh, dear wolf, what are you doing to those pigs?” Gretel asked the wolf. “I am going to cook them and eat them for dinner, of course! And I am here right now to collect that third one,” the wolf growled. “Well Mr. Wolf, my dear sister and I would like those pigs too, “Hansel said. “Well, kid. You aren’t getting them!” Afterwards, the wolf, Hansel, and even Gretel wrestled for a while. It seemed as though you could hear the punching, kicking, screeching, and growling from all the way across the village. The wolf had scraped the kids with his angry sharp claws, and ripped out their hair with them too.
After twenty minutes of wrestling, Hansel was fed up, and asked the wolf if he would like to come to their feast. “I don’t want any part of any feast!” “I just want the pork!” Said the wolf. “But Mr. Wolf, if we don’t get those three pigs back to witch soon-” said Hansel. “WHAT! YOU SAID SOMETHING ABOUT THE WITCH?” the wolf growled. “Yes sir, we work for her.” Hansel was afraid after he said that, he thought that the wolf would fry the two of them, before they could even get back to the witch. But then the wolf said, “That witch has done horrible things to my family! So horrible in fact, I just want to throw her in the oven!” So a new plan was formed. The wolf had agreed to come to the feast and give the witch some payback.
So the decision was made. The three of them hiked along the paths back to the witch’s house for dinner. When they finally reached the walkway, the wolf said “Whoa! Look at all this candy!” But without hesitation, Gretel said, “Don’t eat anything, the witch will fry you.” They all tip-toed up to the door step and Gretel softly knocked on the door. They could hear the heavy footsteps of the witch get louder and louder as she approached the door. “Oh my two little darlings are here! And they brought a friend?” Hansel and Gretel thought up a lie quickly about was the wolf was with them. They said, “The wolf was in need of food, and we felt bad for the fellow, he hadn’t eaten a bite of food in four days!” “Well just this once children. If this happens again, I will definitely roast both of you,” said the witch under her breath.
So they trooped into the house with their heads searching around the rooms to make sure nothing could harm them. The witch and the wolf sat down at the table while Hansel and Gretel cooked the pigs. Although, Hansel was too much of a chicken to cut the pig, the wolf stood up and carved away. After the cooking was done, they all sat down and enjoyed their food. They scarfed down the mushy mashed potatoes, the sweet potatoes, and best of all, the juicy pork.
After the children had stuffed the witch with their tasty dishes, she looked as though she was about to explode. But the witch didn’t stop eating. She inhaled Cupcakes with M&Ms on top to Ice cream topped with sprinkles. She ate as if she was running a marathon, she just wouldn’t stop eating. It was kept a secret throughout the entire day, but the wolf, Hansel, and Gretel had made a plan. “Oh, witch, I think there is still another dish in the oven,” Gretel said in a stealthy voice. “Oh, is there?” “Why didn’t you tell me this earlier? You stupid child!” She roared. As the witch slowly arose from her chair and limped off towards the oven. She looked as though she could explode like a pińata right on the spot. Gretel motioned for Hansel and the wolf to come in. The witch leaned into the oven to smell the extra food, but slowly and steadily the others were luring her into it. Since the wolf was so muscular, he lifted up the witch and threw her in, and slammed the door shut. The three partners in crime heard her wails and screams through the door of the oven, but they soon died down.
So, the wolf, Hansel, and Gretel did a victory dance in front of the candy house, and afterwards they ate every last bit of candy canes, gum drops, and even milk chocolate around that house. They had all got what they wanted. Hansel and Gretel were free from the witch, so now they could live normal lives. And the wolf was pleased with what he did. He felt joyful after he got revenge on the witch. But the three realized something after they had been eating for almost an hour…they had gained forty pounds. And from that day on, they lived happily ever after as fat friends.