“Crazy Old Farmer” by Holly Sheidenberger
All the kids say there is a crazy old farmer who lives in the woods.
They say he’ll shoot you with salt pellets if you trespass, but I didn’t believe them.
So I started walking through the woods every day after school just to prove I was right.
Until last Tuesday.
Halfway through the wood, somebody violently pummeled me with salt pellets, bruising every part of my body.
I ducked and ran, covering my head with my jacket.
I looked back, and there I saw him.
A Sasquatch, hurling pebbles at me to get me to leave.
I scrambled out of those woods as fast as I could.
Now I tell all the kids not to go in the woods because there is a crazy old farmer who will shoot you with salt pellets if you trespass.