Nothing brought Liam more joy than, scaring his big sister, Kelly. He played cruel pranks on her, like sliding a whoopie cushion underneath her seat or pranking her phone with spooky texts. He also had a passion for monsters. Liam told her about creatures who drank blood or ripped bits of hair away from pretty girls heads. The monster stories startled her so much Liam’s parents banned him from reading such books at home. No matter how many times his parents scolded him, Liam’s pleasure from his tall tales never let up.
One morning Liam and Kelly took their dog, Max, for a walk. The siblings wandered through the local park down a narrow trial in the woods. As they ventured across a wooden bridge a chill ran up Liam’s left leg.
“ Are you getting scared?” Kelly grinned. Suddenly a smelly goblin appeared. He wore a dusty jacket full of holes and leather jeans slick as money. His jagged teeth were yellow as banana’s. He looked similar to a goblin from one of Liam’s monster books.
“ What brings you children to my bridge?” The goblin asked.
“ We’ve gone for a walk and are going home,” Kelly answered, crossing her arms.
“ You won’t be crossing my bridge unless you give me something,” he said. As the children grabbed money from their pockets the smelly goblin refused” no, I don’t want silly money. You must give me tacos. I love tacos and today is Taco Tuesday,” he requested.
“ But we don’t have any tacos,” Liam answered.
The goblin grumbled and yanked Max away from them” you must get me tacos or else I’ll devour the dog.” Then the goblin left in a cloud of smoke. The siblings decided to get Taco’s from Taco Bell and returned with a large bag to the goblin’s realm.
“ Here is your tacos,” Liam said, tossing him the bag. The goblin quickly tore into the bag and gobbled down the gassy food. As Kelly reached for Max the goblin snatched her away from Liam.
“ Let my sister go you ugly beast,” Liam shouted. He was perplexed by how calm Kelly acted.
“ No, I could use a beautiful bride,” the goblin boasted” Come with me my love.” then the goblin twirled his finger and with she they vanished. Liam feared the worst. He hadn’t a clue what to do. With Max at his side, the boy sprinted back home. He found his parents, watching TV.
“ A goblin kidnapped Kelly,” the boy spat” we must hurry and save her,” but his parents remained glued to their seat.
“ Are you feeling alright son?” They asked” your sister is upstairs with her boyfriend,”
Liam rushed upstairs. He found Kelly, sitting on her bed, scrolling through the web while Derick sat next to her.
” What is up little dude?” Derick asked while munching on a soft shelled taco. Liam noticed the goblin’s dusty jacket set on a chair. The boy couldn’t speak a word. Kelly stood and approached Liam” Happy Halloween bro.” she smirked. Liam never pranked her ever again.