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Monday, June 10, 2013

Sarah's Fairy Tales

Two nights ago Priscilla and Timo asked for a bedtime 'Johnny and Suzie story'.  These are the names my Dad used in telling stories so I carried on the tradition.  Here was my fly-by-the-seat-of-my-imagination story.  (I didn't think it was great, but they laughed and laughed and told me to post it here for future reference):

Once upon a time there was a boy named Johnny - sometimes known as 'naughty little Johnny' - and he had a sister named Suzie.  Suzie was Johnny's older sister.  ("Hey!" they chimed in - "that's wrong - Johnny was always older!" "But this time it's different.  In this story Suzie is older."  Little did they know I tailor made their ages to fit the audience).

One day Suzie and Johnny were out in the backyard in their little play house.  They were playing house and Suzie was being the Mommy and Johnny was the Daddy.  Before too long they started to fight.
"Quit telling me what to do!" said Johnny.
"I get to tell you what to do because you're supposed to help me make supper."
"No you don't.  You always boss me around."
"No, you just have to learn how to play house."
"Well, I don't want to play with you.  You're always mean to me."

And on and on their bickering went.

When all of a sudden...

Grrr... Woo woo!!!

A scary sound outside.

"Johnny, did you hear that?!"
"No, you're making things up.  You just want to trick me.  You're always teasing me."
"No, really, I heard a noise outside."
"C'mon Suzie.  You're just trying to get me to do what you want.  Well I'm not gonna."
"Johnny!  I heard a noise outside!"
"I don't want to play with you bossy-pants.  I'm going to go and tell Mommy!"
"Don't go out there Johnny!  There's something out there."
"I'm going.  You can't tell me what to do!"
"Don't go!!!"

But Johnny didn't listen.
He opened the playhouse door.
He went out into the yard.







And sure enough...





A coyote scurried right up to him and gobbled him all up.  And that was the end of Johnny.


The End.

2 comments:

  1. And they say Grimms' Fairy Tales are too gruesome. See? Case in point. Your Johnny and Susie thought this gratuitous violence was hilarious. Love it!

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