#WDYS — To Grandma’s House We Go

“Where are we going, Momma?” Doris asked.

“Where going to Grandma’s house, sweetie,” Alyse responded.

“We usually drive to Grandma’s house, Momma. Why are we walking through the forest?” Doris asked.

“This time we’re going over the river and through the woods,” Alyse said. “It’s located very deep in the forest. Isn’t it beautiful here with the rays of the sun peeking through the branches of the trees.”

Doris looked around. “Yes, but the sun seems to be setting. Will we get there before it gets dark? I’m afraid of the dark.”

“Oh yes, sweetie,” Doris’ mother answered. “And once we get there, Grandma will be ready to have us for dinner.” She smiled down at her little girl, but the smile was different from her mother’s usual warm smile. It looked almost sinister to young Doris.

“Momma, are we going to a different house than the one we always go to when we visit Grandma?” Doris was feeling worried.

“You’ll see, sweetie.”

In a little while, just as the sun set, Doris and her mother arrived at a cabin. Alyse knocked on the door and an old woman, one Doris had never seen before, answered. Alyse grabbed Doris’ hand and pulled her inside.

“Hello, Doris,” the woman said. Doris smelled the old woman’s bad breath, saw her yellowish eyes, and her large brown teeth. “Come into the kitchen, my dear. Now that you’ve arrive, we can start cooking dinner.”

Doris looked up at her mother, whose appearance seemed to have changed since they arrived at Grandma’s. Her eyes were also yellowish, her teeth were brown. Doris backed away. “Come Doris, let’s help Grandma fix dinner,” Alyse said.

Tears started flowing down Doris’ cheeks. “What is Grandma fixing for dinner?” She asked.

Both her mother and her grandma had transformed fully into ugly witches. “Oh sweetie, it’s not ‘what,’ but ‘who,’” the two women cackled.


Written for Sadje’s What Do You See prompt. photo credit: James Wheeler @ Unsplash.

18 thoughts on “#WDYS — To Grandma’s House We Go

    • Fandango September 22, 2021 / 9:59 pm

      I had originally planned for them to turn into big bad wolves, but then I thought that would be too much of a cliché, so I changed them to witches.

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  1. Nope, Not Pam September 22, 2021 / 5:15 pm

    Great work, you wove that tale real well 😄

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  2. Marleen September 22, 2021 / 5:29 pm

    Grettel and child of satanists all wrapped up in one; ee-ghads.

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  3. bushboy September 22, 2021 / 7:11 pm

    You forgot the last part of the last line as the oven door opened. 😂

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  4. Sadje September 22, 2021 / 7:25 pm

    You’ve written this story so well Fandango. I hope Doris can have a lucky escape. Thanks for joining in

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  5. mariamichaela September 23, 2021 / 3:17 am

    I had a feeling that would happen. I was thinking more of wolf but glad you went with witches. Nicely done 🙂

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  6. Terveen Gill September 23, 2021 / 7:15 am

    Oh so evil! Doris needs to run!
    Shame on ma and grandma. They could’ve spared their own.

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  7. leigha66 October 4, 2021 / 10:58 pm

    Well written Fandango, had me on the edge of my seat. Poor Doris!

    Liked by 1 person

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