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May 15, 2011

The Bogeyman

I got Dash when I was seven. He was the most adorable and cutest dog I’ve ever laid my eyes on. I got him as a gift from my father coz I had done really well in my exams. The Science paper was the most difficult of all. But Dash made up for all the effort I had put in. I promised my parents I would take very good care of him. His glossy coat was beautiful and I loved to show him off to all my friends. Dash would bark at them if they were mean to me. He was very protective of me. My friends liked him. I used to play football with him but I was afraid he would get hurt.

Soon, Dash became very big and I could play football very easily with him. He would run around in the garden and bask in the sunlight. My Maid used to be very scared of him coz he would always bark at her. Probably he realized that I don’t like her. She always used to steal chocolates from me whenever mom gave me any.

Once I got into a fight with a boy in my neighborhood. Dash saw him punching me hard. He got very angry. So he went and bit him. I had to go and apologize to him. But secretly, I liked the fact that he got bit. Dash slowly started to bite everyone I didn’t like. It was like we had a telepathic connection.

Once, Dash bit a screaming, stubborn child coz he realized I was getting irritated. His parents threatened to shoot my Dash. I got scared and hid him inside my dad’s tool shed. Dash used to get very impatient and twitchy in there. But I never let anyone hurt him.

Remember how my maid used to eat all my chocolates? You would have realized by now, I love chocolates. So I had decided that when I become older I would open a candy store. My parents were very happy and they backed me up. They supported me throughout.

When I grew up, I moved out of my parents place. I now live in my candy store, with Dash. My candy store is very famous. The chocolates are very tasty. Many children try to steal candy. I know who they are. They come by often. Hardly do they ever leave. They love the chocolates I sell. They meet Dash and play with him. He’s very good with naughty children. He loves children.

Especially when I add a little BBQ sauce!

(Legend of the Bogeyman-  a very scary story that parents tell their children when they misbehave. The "Bogeyman" is a monster that got burnt when he was a child because he did not listen to his parents. He grabs naughty children to cook and eat them.

Bogeyman may be called "Boogerman" or "Boogermonster" and was most often used to keep young children from playing outside past dark, or wandering off in the forest.)

8 Mississippi:

Chocolate Lover said...

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D

but bogeyman ish scary >.<

Blasphemous Aesthete said...

Glad my parents did not know this story.
I was told stories of the 'buuda baaba' who'd pick naughty children in the bag on his back. :D
Nice read.

Blasphemous Aesthete

suruchi said...

haha..loved the ending Pavitra...

and thank you for the enlightment on Bogeyman...though like Anshul's parents, I too am still stuck up with Budda baba scare to settle my daughter, which is hardly working:/

let's try Bogeyman now?:-)

Scribbling Gal said...

:D :D
My parents had that abt bhudda baba :D

I guess its the same story just different names :)

Pavitra .... said...

@ Chocolate Lover:
Thanks :))

Pavitra .... said...

@ Blasphemous Asthete:
I've never been told the story of 'Budda baaba'...and i first came across the Bogeyman in a story book when i was small..
I'd love to know what the legend was... :))

Pavitra .... said...

@ Suruchi:
Hey sweetie!
Thanks a ton sweetie! Tell me how it goes with the Bogeyman story!
Cheers!! :))

Pavitra .... said...

@ Scribbling Gal:
I never had the Buddha Baba story told to me....But yeah...i guess the stories are really similar....just different names...