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The CREATURES Of The NIGHT
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This Short Story was written for a "Round The Camp Fire" contest on TOS.



"Camp-Fire tales should be heard and not read...

So I have narrated this story to get into your head!"



Please play the Video below to hear the tale unfold...










(The words are included below, for those unable to view the video)






The CREATURES of The NIGHT

“Gather round children! and open your ears,
to this tale I will tell you, to fill you with fear!
Sit down by the fire, get warm in its glow,
and hope that it staves off the chills that will grow.
For night-time brings terrors and monstrous frights,
and they’re brought to us by... Creatures of The Night!

They’re always there waiting for night-time to come,
for that is when all of their best work is done.
They just sit there staring with eyes - oh so black,
waiting for us to retire to the sack.
Then they make sure they can get under our covers,
and they wriggle up closer than all of the others.”

“Are they ghosts?” whispered Sally, her heart full of fear,
as her vision was blurred by the fall of a tear.
“Oh, they’re no ghosts!” Came her teachers reply;
“For these creatures are solid, as You Or I!
As real as the leaves or the bark of a tree,
and they’re always around, but we don’t always see.

‘Cause they’re hidden away when the daylight is bright
and they don’t cross our minds, ‘til the day becomes night.
Like the moon they come skulking when the sunlight is gone,
and they cling close beside us, until it is dawn.
So close - our breath ruffles the fur on their faces,
as we slumber and dream of nice faraway places.

Their feet have the biggest and paddiest of paws,
and I wouldn’t be surprised if their toes had great claws.
Their eyes are so black that you’d think they were coals,
and they stare so intently that it touches our souls.
They stay, oh-so-quiet - they never say a word,
and can hide undetected like the stealthiest of birds.

These creatures are clever, as smart as they come,
and no one has caught one, not even your mum!
They’re furry and stealthy, they stay close at night,
but you know they’re not there to give us a fright.
For their job is to watch over us when we close our eyes,
Yes, even when there’s thunder or rain in the skies.

Their fur keeps us warm as we give them a hug,
and they scare away demons and all the bed bugs.
Their eyes always watching and keeping us safe,
from the terrors and ghouls that abide in this place.
They never let us down and they’ll always be there,
for the creatures I speak of are our own...


...Teddy Bears!




kindest regards,
BigG
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#2
Ahh... that was awesome!   Really good!   mediumalien
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#3
I Agree With Mystic Wanderer,,,,  minusculeknocks  smallgreennumberone
Once A Rogue, Always A Rogue!
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#4
Great story, Gordi... but too-damned close to the truth!!
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(07-05-2016, 08:58 AM)BIAD Wrote: Great story, Gordi... but too-damned close to the truth!!

...but.......but..... it WAS a TRUE STORY! LOL

minusculebeercheers

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(07-05-2016, 11:56 AM)gordi Wrote: ...but.......but..... it WAS a TRUE STORY! LOL

minusculebeercheers

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Oh...er. (slightly embarrassed).... I thought you meant the Time line-changing Berenstein Bears. tinysurprised
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#7
Just a wee ~BUMP~ so that our new members might find it!

Are you sitting comfortably...? LOL
tinybighuh Being Rogue is WEIRD, But I LIKE IT!tinyfunny 
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(06-27-2020, 06:20 PM)gordi Wrote: Just a wee ~BUMP~ so that our new members might find it!

Are you sitting comfortably...? LOL

I found it , once again . More people need to see this . Great job . minusculethumbsup
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#9
LOVED it!

A perfect twist, the cadence works well...

Is that you narrating it in the video?

Because that accent...

tinyinbiglove
Relativity applies to physics not ethics.
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(06-28-2020, 04:41 AM)Lumenari Wrote: LOVED it!

A perfect twist, the cadence works well...

Is that you narrating it in the video?

Because that accent...

tinyinbiglove

Thank You!

LOL - Yes, that's all me.


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