The Woman Who Cut Down Her Husband

by Eryk Wenziak

The Woman Who Cut Down Her Husband


The woman carried a wooden log which was her husband into the house.  She had just cut him down and finished raking his leaves.  He had been a large tree, with strong roots, sturdy limbs, and thick bark.

     “Did I not give our family shade in the summer?” he asked his wife.

     “Yes, you did,” she answered.

     “Did I not provide a limb for our child to swing from or a beautiful display for you in the fall?”

     “Yes, you did.”

     “Then why have you done this to me?”

     “Because you've never supplied me with warmth,” she said, and walked towards the fireplace holding her husband who was a log.