Near the edge of the field was a large, dead, and very creepy tree that looked like a monster.
The children of the neighborhood called this tree The Aylesbury Monster!
At night no child would dare approach the Aylesbury Monster as the old tale told of the Aylesbury Monster devouring children, and turning them into squirrels.
The children of Aylesbury Street would lie in their beds worrying that the Aylesbury Monster would creep to their window and steal them away to the night.
Was the tale true? The children did not know, but their neighborhood did have an unusual amount of squirrels.
By James Miller
© James Miller 2012