I recently turned in my final edit for the Beanstalk and Beyond, being volume 1 of the Autobiography of Jack the Giant Killer.
I am posting short excerpts from that work at random intervals. This is one of them.
Jack has already been discovered by the Ogress – the giant’s wife.
“Oh, nonsense, dearie, The pleasure will be all mine.” She stooped down so that her face was level with, well, the rest of me. Her smile revealed that all of her teeth were sharp. “So you must be one of those little humans from the mud below. How simply precious! Tell me, are they all as small as you?”