Follow the Blood
January 27, 2015
Do you remember the story of Hansel and Gretel? Two young children are taken out into the forest one day and then abandoned by their father, who can't afford to look after them anymore. (Perhaps it was during the credit crunch?)
But they discover that this is going to happen just before they leave home, so they pick up lots of white pebbles. And as their father leads them into the darkest parts of the forest they drop the pebbles every so often, to mark their way back home.
Well, I've missed out the wicked stepmother, the botched attempt to use breadcrumbs instead of pebbles, and the evil witch with the gingerbread house, but we can save that for another time.