“Tell me a story, Daddy.”
What kind of story, Allison?
“A scary story, Daddy!”
Scary? Well, I’m not sure —
“Like the ones on TV, you know?”
I’m sorry, I don’t like scary stories.
“But you must know at least ONE?”
One? Uh, yeah. I do know — one.
“Really? Can you tell me, oh please oh please oh PLEASE!”
I don’t know —
All right. A scary story. It’s about a monster . . . no, wait. There’s a monster in it, but the story’s not about the monster, it’s about the hero who fights the monster. The hero’s name is Mike. No — Prince Micheal. Yes. The story’s about Prince Michael, the famous monster-fighter. And the time he slew the Ginger Man.
End of “The Ginger Man”