The Magic Beans


Jack looked at the tree with a look of pure, unadulterated joy on his face. It looked magical.

“Sell me the cow,” the old man had told him yesterday, “in exchange for these three magic beans.”

Obviously, Jack had readily agreed, and used the seeds as per the old man’s instructions.

First thing in the morning, Jack rushed to his backyard to check out the effect of the magic seeds. And now, he stood transfixed, staring at the new tree, grown so tall that its roots had burst out of the ground to support it, grown so tall that it looked as if it was touching the sky.

He started climbing the tree….when suddenly, his mother came out, and grabbed him by the collar.

Jack cried out in frustration, “Let go of me mom, I want to see where this tree goes.”

His mother replied calmly, “I will let you climb this flower pot once you reveal the source of those strange-looking beans that I saw you put in your milk last night!”


174 words.

Written as a part of Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers, hosted by Priceless Joy. The challenge is to write a flash fiction story in 175 words or less, based on the weekly photo prompt given above (courtesy fandango this time). For more information, visit HERE.

To read other stories based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.



About anuragbakhshi

At the age of 40, I decided to exit the corporate world, and enter the world of stories as a full-time writer. Wish me luck!
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21 Responses to The Magic Beans

  1. Fandango says:

    Oh those magic beans!

  2. Hahahaha! Those sound like “magic” beans! LOL!

  3. Iain Kelly says:

    A different sort of magic beans! 🙂

  4. Definitely a funny twist!

  5. goroyboy says:

    All beans and no play makes Jack a dull boy 🙂 nice one

  6. A humorous reboot of a famous fairy tale. Well done Annurag.

  7. dancjulian says:

    hehe dude was just trippin
    didn’t see that comin
    well done

  8. कला श्री says:

    really magic beans

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