Simply 6 Minutes — The Giant and the Beanstalk

The giant was pissed when he discovered that had climbed a damn beanstalk and had stolen his goose that laid golden eggs. There was no way he was going to let that puny human get away with such audacity.

The giant searched around the cloud upon which his castle was situated until he discovered the beanstalk. Because he was a very big giant, he had to be careful as he gingerly started to climb down it. He didn’t want it to break under his enormous weight, causing him to fall way down below to his death. But he was surprised how the very thick beanstalk could accommodate his weight.

But what the giant didn’t anticipate was how cold it would be down in the domain where Jack lived. The giant, living high up in the clouds much closer to the sun, was used to very warm temperatures. So when he touched down on earth, his feet froze on the cold cement of the sidewalk and he became immobilized.

Within a matter of minutes, the giant’s whole body turned into a giant ice sculpture. When Jack heard about it, he grabbed his father’s power tree saw and used it topple the giant by cutting him across both his legs at mid-calf. Then he poured a concrete mixture over the giants frozen feet to create an everlasting memorial.

Unfortunately for Jack, he was arrested a few days later for giantslaughter and for tax evasion for not declaring the street value of his goose’s golden eggs.

Written for Christine Bialczak’s Simply 6 Minutes prompt. Photo credit: Baldeagle33/imgur.

15 thoughts on “Simply 6 Minutes — The Giant and the Beanstalk

  1. newepicauthor December 15, 2022 / 4:23 pm

    Poor Jack, next thing you know, they will start looking into that candlestick.

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  2. rugby843 December 15, 2022 / 9:24 pm

    Oh no. Poor giant

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  3. Nope, Not Pam December 15, 2022 / 10:42 pm

    so much fun 🙂

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  4. donmatthewspoetry December 16, 2022 / 12:05 am

    Gosh, you seriously surprised me with that piece of imaginative writing. Another side of you? Well done…….

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  5. leigha66 January 15, 2023 / 11:05 pm

    Great modern day twist!


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