Friday, August 12, 2016

Telling Porkies

Copyright – Adam Ickes
Grendel the troll was worried.  The family fortunes had been in decline during the past decade. 

Contrary to popular fairy tales earning revenue from bridges was not easy.  The bridge had higher revenue collected in the 2015-16 fiscal year than the previous year.  Yet it had not climbed to the breakeven point against the bridge's borrowing and other operating costs.

The loss of his trusted collector, Dunker, stomped and gored by Billy Goat Gruff rankled.  What he needed to do was to diversify.  The scheme for supplying premium pork range was good.  Could he really trust the Big Bad Wolf?

Written for Friday Fictioneers Word Count : 100

To walk across the bridge and read the other writers this week click here.

My original entry for this story was a little more somber, read it here

If you did wonder about the title, here is an explanation.


  1. Dear Subroto,

    You do have a knack for taking a fairy tale and spinning it on its ear. This one made me laugh out loud.



    1. The trolls had a business to look after and Big Bad Wolf was just a misunderstood business wolf. Thanks for your comments Rochelle I am glad you liked it.

  2. This is too funny. Poor fairytale creatures need to make a buck, too.

    1. There is a market in there for pumpkin suppliers too. Thanks for reading Gabriele, I am glad you liked it.

  3. Hilarious, Subroto. I don't know as I'd trust the wolf. He's liable to eat up all the profits. Good writing. :D --- Suzanne

    1. Thanks for your comments Suzanne. I think the Big Bad Wolf is a misunderstood business-wolf. One day he might even run for President.