Bedtime Stories with Cary #15

troll

Once upon a time there was a scrawny, but happy troll named Inis who lived under the stairwell of an apartment building. Inis kept watch for any intruders, ready to do the job he was born for, and attack at a moments notice.

To keep himself hidden, Inis would lie under the stairs as still as a doll. One day, two young children found Inis while he was sleeping. They started playing around with him, tossing him back and forth like a bean bag.

Inis woke up and screamed, “Get away from me, you rascals! Or you’ll be sorry!”

The children laughed and kept throwing Inis around. Poor Inis was too weak to fight back and screamed for help. No one could hear.

Finally, the children grew tired of Inis, so they tossed him out into the middle of the road. Inis breathed a sigh of relief and got up. Unfortunately, a massive Pick-Up Truck carrying a heavy load of lumber plowed over Inis. He died.

That night, the two children woke up from their sleep to the voice of Inis’s ghost. “I told you that you’ll be sorry!”

“Whatever, stupid ghost.” The children went back to sleep. Inis sighed and floated away.

THE END

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