Author's Notes:

Welcome, my children, to my next prompt.

What if you took classic children's fairy tales and twisted them into a horror story?

The limit is easy. You can do whatever you want to bring these nightmares to life, as long as it's less than 200 words.


They were running down a street. Their breaths were ragged.

Run, run, run…

They had to find somewhere, anywhere to hide. They jumped around a corner and hid behind a dumpster.

As fast as you can…

They held their breath, the pounding of their hearts sounding like drums.

You can't hide from me…

They could hear his footsteps, closer and closer. His steps stopped. Someone screamed.

I'm the Gingerbread Man!