Friday Fictioneers: The Beanstalk & a Principled Mother

parkedWhen Jack woke up, a beanstalk had sprouted next to his window. Jack felt queasy just looking at it reaching the sky. He was afraid of heights. “We’ll climb up together!” declared his younger sister Jill, who always had adventure on her mind.

At the top, was a castle with a large table on which sat a golden harp. It played the sweetest music ever. “Mom has taught us never to steal, but wouldn’t she be happy to see this harp?” said Jack.

So they climbed down with the harp. When their mother saw it, she made them climb back and return it.

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27 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: The Beanstalk & a Principled Mother

  1. Right, Rochelle. And I thought it was George Washington who could never steal. No, that was lying. Pinocchio was lying, too. Who would steal?
    Oh yeah, Jack and Jill went up a hill, each one had a quarter, Jill came down with 50 cents,
    Jack swore she stole it from him.

    Good spin on the pic. Don’t mind me.

  2. Of course she did, Zainab! Frankly, I think an upset mother is far more threatening than a sleeping giant who is awakened by the twang of a harp string.

    All my best,
    Marie Gail

    • Hi, thank you for liking the story. Yes, I get lots of practice to make up children’s stories to tell to my son. He needs a new one every night. The look on his face when he’s listening is priceless.

  3. Dear Znjavid, What a good mother to have children who listen to her and mind her also! She has done a good job raising them – even though they strayed – they returned the harp. Excellent lesson learned! My mother would have done the same to us if we brought home a golden harp. Cute tale! Nan 🙂

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