Tansy Undercrypt
Author, Illustrator, Purveyor of Doom & Whimsy

Beware

July 14th 2017 in Microfiction

“BEWARE!” the man cried out, pointing, and all of the creatures in the forest froze in place. “Beware the Jabberwock, my son!” the man yelled, drawing his son near. “What the?” muttered the Jabberwock, raising its head from its lunch. “The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!” continued the man. “I’m eating my lunch!” the Jabberwock said apologetically (while growing peevish). “Beware the … ,” the man continued, yelling his fool head off in front of his terrified boy. The JubJub bird clucked its tongue and turned to the Jabberwock in disgust. “I don’t know what HIS problem is; apparently, I’m a also a menace.” “Well, at least you’re not SHUNNED,” the Bandersnatch huffed, completely annoyed. “What’s a “manxome foe”?” the Jabberwock asked its friends as the ranting continued. “Who knows?” said the JubJub bird. “This guy is high AF,” muttered the Bandersnatch. When the story turned violent, the three glowered at the man and the child, rumbling in their throats. “Yeah, I don’t think you’re galumphing back with anyone’s head, you asshole,” the Jabberwock roared, finally losing it and raising up to its full height. The man and his boy screamed in terror and ran from the glade. “Oh, frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!” the JubJub bird cawed sarcastically. “I hope they get lost in the mome raths and die, fucking idiots,” the Bandersnatch added, his happy mood long gone.




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