Friday, October 14, 2011

Halloween 2#

Little House On The Scary
"Hush, Charles! You'll wake the children!" Ma said to Pa as he came stomping into the house, bringing in the silvery moonlight with him. His gun was slung over his shoulder and he had something clutched in his hand. Jack ran dancing in beside him.

Laura snuggled down into bed so they wouldn't see her disobediently awake. Pa liked little girls who did exactly as they were told. Mary was wide awake too, her sightless eyes open in the darkness.

"Four of them, Caroline! I got four of them tonight!" Pa said.

"That's wonderful, Charles!" Ma said, helping Pa take off his tall leather boots. "I feel so much safer now."

The wind swirled up around the house. Not far away, in the dense endless forests, there were panthers and wolves, all waiting to eat little girls who wandered too far from home. Laura held her corncob doll close to her chest.

"Don't worry, Mary," Laura whispered to Mary. "Pa is home now." Mary said nothing.

"Come to bed, Charles," Ma said. "There's so much more to do in the morning."

Pa hung the four new scalps by the front door. Outside, there was no one for hundreds and hundreds of miles. The wind blew again.

19 comments:

  1. and now we'll never look at pa the same way. ever.

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  2. This makes me so happy. 1) That you are writing 2) This story is particularly awesome.

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  3. Charles. We hardly knew ye...

    ;)

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  4. And then to celebrate their new safety, he and Ma went to town and left the girls alone for a week. Good times.

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  5. you really should publish a book of these

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  6. HAHAHAHA! I've always suspected there was more going on on that prarie than they let on....

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  7. This is probably far more true than any of them ever wanted us to believe....

    /shudders

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  8. GROSS!! I'm glad you're writing again. Miss you! Hope you're doing good.

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  9. You are going to be haunted by the ghost of Michael Landon. I just KNOW it.

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  10. This is creepy! And now I can't go to bed. Wah. Oh, how I have missed your posts!

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  11. i have been rereading Little House in the Big Woods this week, and, okay. I know your dislike of the Little House books is a thing? But I think you should stop and reconsider, because this book is SO YOU, so get 'er done, so life is serious and your feelings are real but basically we all just have some work we need to do, and also, we should be kind to each other. Little House is the anti-oprah. I am just saying.

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