TRICK OR TREAT?
by R E Nichols 2018
"trick or treat
smell my feet
give me something
good to eat "
A long long time ago in a land far away there lived 3 little ogres who would go about the forest from cottage to cottage chanting this little rhyme. They would tell the parents of the cottage to send out one of their children so that they may eat it and satisfy their hunger. If the parents refused, the ogres would break into their home and eat up the whole family.
This went on for about ten months and then one day, the ogres happened upon a small child on her way to grandma's house with a basket of goodies.
"What's in the basket?" asked the elder ogre.
"I am taklng a basket of goodies to my dear sweet grandmother," said the little girl as she skipped along the trail to grandma's house.
"That's what you think," said the younger ogre, and the three little ogres growled and bared their teeth to the poor little girl in the red riding hood.
The little girl ran down the trail as fast as she could and screamed for help as the three little ogres closed in on her. Then the woodsman came from the woods and saw the mean old ogres about to gobble up poor little Goldilocks and he took out his shot gun and shot the ogres dead...
Lucky the woods weren't a gun free zone.