Pomme de Terre


Once again, here’s the August 8, 2019, Carrot Ranch prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a poisoned apple. Let’s explore dark myth. Deconstruct the original or invent something new. Negotiate the shadows, shed light, but go where the prompt leads you!

I already got a double from Marge & Ernest, but now Marlie wants to play. You may remember this girl from previous prompts. The 99 word version is at Carrot Ranch. This version is 147 words. Go to the Ranch to see more responses to this juicy prompt. Go to the Ranch Yarn page to see how Kid and Pal responded.



“Oh, here you are after all.”

“Ever after.”

Marlie’s mom stood on the ladder to the tree fort. “I didn’t see you up here. Why are you lying like that?”

“I’m Snow White. I’m dead.”

“Oh dear.”

“Don’t worry. It’s only for a while.”

“Until a prince happens along?”

“That’s how Tommy’s mom tells it.”

“Hmm. Didn’t know she knew much about princes. Is there another way to tell it?”

Marlie unclasped her hands and sat up. “Well, Sofie’s mom says the apple was yellow, not red. And it wasn’t poison, it was the apple of wisdom that the mother shared with her daughters.”

“What else? Was there a prince?”

“No princes, just farmers and craftsmen. They have to be useful and polite. Oh, and Snow White is really called Eartha Brown.”

“Marlie, now that you’ve come back to life do you want to have Sofie over?”


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