I’m not wrapped up in it at all She ate from the Gingerbread House too, but her breadcrumbs weren’t to find her way home. She wanted her playmates to follow her deep into the woods, make a banquet out of gumdrops, candy canes, and vanilla icing. She pretends she never consumed pieces of the cookie cottage, like she wasn’t making backdoor deals with the old cannibal. She says she escaped being a meal, never fell into Berchta’s wicked trap— the bite marks on her arm and neck still bleed.
Marisa Silva-Dunbar’s work has been published in Better Than Starbucks Magazine, Chantrelle’s Notebook and Pink Plastic House. Marisa is the co-editor of the anthology “Kirstofia.” She has work forthcoming in Sledgehammer Lit Mag, and The Daily Drunk Mag. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @thesweetmaris. You can find more of her work at www.marisasilvadunbar.com.