For my contest entry I made the house into a gingerbread house and changed the story of Hansel and Gretel. The "witch" is really a sad, old woman who went to pick berries one morning to return to find her house with her entire family in it burnt down. Her skill was to bake, so she baked herself a new house. The local townspeople started rumors about her and found her strange after her family died so the rumors of her being an evil witch were begun. When Hansel and Gretel found her house, she adopted them and taught them how to bake so they would have a skill to fall back on.