“Run Girls Run”
Description from Mary Brady: One dark and stormy day, Shirley and Roxie ran away from the ogre who ruled their lives with bad breath and an iron fist. Into the shadowy woods they raced holding the flounces of their long dresses off the ground, but the horrid ogre followed roaring his outrage. After a cold and dangerous hour in the forest, they grew weary and when Roxie fell, Shirley helped her sister limp into the safety of a black and deep cave. …the ogre followed still booming his threats. Deeper they ran, tripping and falling in the dark, but doggedly determined get away, to be safe. As they descended, the path turned into a steep slick of slimy rock. With no footing or handhold, they slid down into the black dark until they tumbled off the end into nothingness.
A moment later they hit cold water. Coughing and sputtering they popped back to the surface in blackness darker than a moonless night. Cold, wet, and battered, they found the edge of the pool and pulled themselves out onto rough rock. The outraged cries of the ogre had faded but lost deep in the cave, what good would it do them? Gingerly, hands stretching, toes testing, they moved away from the water, to safety they hoped, or… “Oh, my God,” Shirley cried. Roxie froze. “What, what is it?” Shirley felt for her sister’s hand and place Roxie’s palm against--. “A door,” Roxie cried and gave a strangled sigh.
They opened the door and the glaring light of the setting sun blinded them for a moment. When, once again they could see, they found themselves on the edge of the town of Hallow. As they approached, the hope they would be forever safe crept in and warmed them. Hesitantly, they approached a man who was busily bundling kindling. “Excuse me, sir.” Shirley ventured. The man turned slowly.
His eyes grew wide and he cried out, “Ogres!”
Choose your own ending.
1.) Then he slapped his thigh. “Wow! Great costumes!”
2.) Then the man wagged an eyebrow at them. “You’re dad’s looking for you and he says if you don’t clean your rooms, you’re not going to the movies tomorrow night—and you still have to clean your rooms.
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