This post was written as part of the 100 word challenge for grown ups over at Julia’s Place.
I wrote to my mother to ask whether those enormous, yellow apples in my garden are poisonous – she knows more about that sort of thing than me. I only wanted to know because I was planning to cook apple pie for my anniversary dinner.
Jacob and Wilhelm* intercepted the letter – far too concerned with building their empire than with the small matters of truth and ethics – and they took the liberty of twisting my words for their own personal gain. If they were alive today they’d be at the centre of a phone hacking scandal.
The truth is: I did not attempt to murder Snow-White.
* for those less keen on fairy tales than me, these are the first names of the men better known as The Brothers Grimm.