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FF – Where are they Now Part 1 – Jack

Here is my post for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by Dale Rogerson.

Well, I only remembered about this a little wee while ago as I was very busy at work. Now I’m out babysitting!

To read the other stories and add your own, click the froggy.

Copyright Dale Rogerson


Jack, of beanstalk fame, was living the high life. A giant here, an ogre there. Easy. It went to his head. It made him careless.

“Wow! Look at that great artwork!”

He admired the sculpture. He took pictures. He didn’t pay attention.

Fee fi fo fum, I smell a charging point, here I come! Fo fum fi fee, a quick bit of charge and then I’m free!

The giant’s giant electric car, silent in its approach, squished Jack into the pavement. The giant plugged in, absent-mindedly wiping some of Jack off his shoe.

From mighty giant killer to pavement art. Poor Jack 😦


  1. July 10, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    Dear Ali,

    I choked and laughed. Poor Jack indeed. Now we can call him Jack Splat. Well done.



    Liked by 5 people

    • July 11, 2019 at 6:12 am

      Dear Rochelle,
      Poor chap, not the moniker he was hoping to be recorded in the history books 🙂


  2. July 10, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    A gruesome tale, well told. What goes around comes around…?


    • July 11, 2019 at 6:17 am

      It was certainly his turn for a bit of comeback given all the giants he’d killed.


  3. July 10, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    Oh, I do wish I’d thought of Jack Splat!

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 11, 2019 at 6:18 am

      You’ve gotta get in there early or all the best ones have gone!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. July 10, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    A story for our times. How will we hear the giants coming if they’re in quiet electric cars?


  5. July 10, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    Oh no! But it made me laugh. 🙂

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos


    • July 11, 2019 at 6:23 am

      Nothing beats a good fictional squishing 🙂


  6. July 10, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    Oh dear! I’m ashamed I laughed too much!


    • July 11, 2019 at 6:27 am

      I’m glad you liked it! But, shame on you, such a tragic story for poor Jack 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Lyn
    July 11, 2019 at 12:15 am

    LOL shaking my head here 😀


  8. July 11, 2019 at 2:28 am

    What a delightful tale of karma. Can’t wait for part 2…


  9. July 11, 2019 at 11:36 am

    lol, poor Jack.


  10. July 11, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Fertilizer for the next round of magic beans…


  11. July 11, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    Ew, Ali. Jack certainly became careless and was then doomed. The sidewalk crew is going to have a time cleaning that up. It must have looked like he fell off the top of the beanstalk. —- Suzanne


    • July 12, 2019 at 6:23 pm

      Ha, people will probably just think he slipped!


  12. July 11, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    Teehee! Good take on the prompt, Ali.


  13. July 11, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    That is so ridiculous it’s awesome!


  14. bearmkwa
    July 11, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    I don’t know whether to cackle with laughter, or weep for Jack’s demise… Great story!


  15. July 12, 2019 at 7:46 am

    This is why Squash is such a popular sport with giants.


    • July 12, 2019 at 6:24 pm

      Ha ha 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed it.


  16. July 12, 2019 at 9:23 am

    Very dry. Unlike Jack’s contribution to pavement art. Good one.


  17. July 12, 2019 at 11:06 am

    Just when I was wondering when I’d read a tale to make me laugh, this came along! Thank you!

    Click to read my tale


  18. Bernadette Braganza
    July 12, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    Haha… Who would have imagined 😂


    • July 12, 2019 at 6:25 pm

      Not Jack, he literally never saw this one coming 🙂


  19. July 12, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Loved it!


  20. July 12, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    Aw, poor squished Jack. Too bad it all went to his head, the beginning of the end.


  21. July 13, 2019 at 5:08 am

    and so that’s how he died. no happy ending there.


  22. July 13, 2019 at 5:18 am

    That’s what happens when you get too cocky! Can’t say I blame the giant…


  23. July 13, 2019 at 5:34 am

    Jack has become an object of art. Did his killer take a revenge or simply did not know Jack was there?


    • July 14, 2019 at 6:04 am

      I’m sure the giant will claim it was just some horrific accident…


  24. gahlearner
    July 13, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    Hilarious. Giant electric cars are dangerous. Jack knows it now. Maybe if he hadn’t bragged quite as much…


    • July 14, 2019 at 6:08 am

      It all went to his head and he lost sight of the important things. Like giants in giant cars. I’m glad you liked it!

      Liked by 1 person

  25. July 13, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    Poor Jack.


  26. July 14, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    Pavement art – ouch…


  27. July 15, 2019 at 5:02 am

    lol oops. Loved it!


  28. July 15, 2019 at 7:42 am

    Love this! What a brilliant take! You should take a bow. ☺
    I can imagine parents telling their kids, “Be careful! You don’t wanna end up like Jack Splat, do you?”


  29. July 16, 2019 at 7:57 am

    MOL..Extra Pawkisses for a wonderful week ahead🐾😽💞


  30. July 16, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    LOL … I want to call this a fractured fairytale because it is in so many ways.
    Fun take on the prompt … loved it.
    Isadora 😎


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