Bean-Stalker – Stuart France

bea‘Broken Crown’

…Crisis
The Milk Cow has finished giving…
Akin to a second weaning… but worse… this is a call to arms.
‘Go forth young man and make your way in the world,’ says Mum.

Jacques is anything but worldly.
He believes in magic.
He believes to such an extent that he is willing to give everything he has in return for five beans… magical.

Mum knows better and now she has her answer…
‘…Five beans… magical? Bah!’
Jacques will never amount to anything so she casts the beans aside without a second thought and banishes him to the attic supper-less and badly beaten…

Jacques’ tears of pain at his worthlessness activate the beans in the night and in the morning a stalk stands proud in the ground outside his window yoking Earth and Heaven…

‘Up the stalk then young Jacques my Lad, and see what you can find.’

‘… As if it were not enough to have yoked the two spheres,’ mutters Jacques but secretly he is thrilled that his ‘faith’ has paid such dividend…

…Heaven turns out to be just like Earth only everything is bigger.
At the top of the stalk is a Big Woman…
‘Mum’ Jacques calls her, cleverly, and then plays helpless, asking for food.

Like all ‘mums’ everywhere she is only too happy to oblige the little fellow, she leads Jacques into the kitchen perhaps thinking he will grow to be as big as her own man… who eats everything… including ‘young men’…
‘Quick, he’s coming’ cries the Big Woman as the Heavenly Ground starts to shake…
‘Into the cooking pot, he’ll never think to look in there.’

‘Fee Fie Foh Fum’ says the Big Fella,
‘I smell the Blood of an earth-bound ‘un,
if he be living or if he be dead
his bones I’ll have to grind my bread…’

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She has written a number of books, both alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com
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