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Mum can I have a story before I go to bed - Personal Writing

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"Mum can I have a story before I go to bed?" asked Kathy. "Yes my dear," replied Lizzie. "Which one are you going to tell me tonight mum?" asked Kathy in anticipation. "How about, the one about me and your aunt Laura and the Goblin men," answered Lizzie "O.K. all tucked in, how does the story start?" asked Kathy "it starts like this........." When your aunt Laura and I were young we would hear the Goblin Men crying out what they had to sell like street vendors in a busy market. Laura and me used to spy on the little Goblin men from bushes, but when I would run away when there was any chance of them seeing us your aunt would stay that extra few seconds. ...read more.


I took a silver penny from my purse, kissed Laura and left to find the Goblin men and for the first time in my life I purposely listened and looked. As soon as they saw me peering through a bush at them they all laughed out loud and came hobbling, flying, leaping, towards me clapping, crowing, they praised me as a Queen, they pulled faces at me. When all that was over I said 'Good Folk,' thinking of Jeanie, the one who died from the enchantment that these Goblins had put on their fruit, and on top of here final resting place no flower or grass would every grow. 'Give me as much fruit as I can buy with my silver coin,' and then a throw them my silver coin, but they said that I had too stay, sit and eat it with them they made up lots and lots of excuses for me to stay and eat with them. ...read more.


I shouted 'Laura' up the garden, 'Come and have some of the juices which are all over me and hopefully they will quench your thirst. She was very concerned about me and asked if I had tasted the forbidden fruit for her sake. Then she kissed and kissed me again sucking up the juices but instead of them tasting sweet to Laura's lips like they did the first time she ate them they tasted biter and she loathed the feast. Then she collapsed, that night I stood by her bedside, in the morning she miraculously was well again, and we lived happily ever after never hearing the goblins again. "So let that story be a lesson to you Kathy, never go near those Goblin men and never even be tempted to see them." warned Lizzie to her nearest and dearest daughter Kathy. "O.K. I won't mum, goodnight," replied Kathy "Goodnight dear" said Lizzie Andrew Young Year10 ...read more.

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