Zombie Jem’s New Home

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Oh, hello everyone! Welcome to a special story time. Our story today is a special one as it was requested by Teddy’s good friend Zombie Jim! It’s a shorter story, but I think it’ll be very good nonetheless! Please enjoy Zombie Jem’s Moving Day!

Zombie Jem’s New Home

The little teddy was on her way to Zombie Jem’s cemetery. He had called for his friends to come and help him with a project. But he wouldn’t tell them what it was until they were all there. And so she was hurrying to his place, excited to hear what the project was.

By the time she reached the cemetery, Mickey, T, the two cave bears, Dee and Little Dee, and Teddy Tedaloo were already there. Zombie Jem walked out to meet the little teddy. “Thank you for coming,” he told her happily, “now for the project.” Everyone gathered together, curious as to what the project would be. “This may be a bit surprising,” the zombie told his friends, “but I’m moving.”

Everyone was surpised, but they were also very excited. “Ooh! Where are you moving?” the little Teddy asked. Zombie Jem laughed. “Oh, I’m just moving to a nice little house right behind the cemetery,” he explained. Everyone laughed. “I don’t have a lot of stuff,” Zombie Jem continued, “and that stuff’s all been moved. I just wanted to invite you over.” He started to lead his friends to his new home.

“So, what brought upon this sudden move?” Teddy Tedaloo asked as he and everyone else followed their undead friend. “Oh, that,” he replied, “Well, I was walking around the cemetery when these two humans, one man one woman walked by. They saw me and asked me why I was in the cemetery. When I told them I lived there, the woman human insisted that I come live with them. To my surprise, the man human was quite content with the idea. The woman human said she could make me a nice coffin to sleep in.”

“Oh! Tha vewy nice!” Little Dee said cheerily, “Dee and me don’t know many hoomums!” Dee nodded. “Oh yez,” he agreed, “will be fun to meet hoomums!” The little teddy clapped her paws together. “Oh! Tell us more about these humens, pwease!” she said to Zombie Jem. He nodded and said, “Well, as I said, there are two of them,” he told his friends, “The man human is Shakie and the woman human is Sparkie. As you may have guessed, Sparkie likes to make things, like jewelry. She’s quite good too. Oh, and they’re Jewish and will be getting ready to observe Shabbat when we arrive.”

The little teddy didn’t really understand what it meant to be Jewish, so Zombie Jem explained it as best he could to everyone. He told them about Judaism and the Jewish people. The little teddy was excited to learn. Her mommy and daddy at home weren’t Jewish and didn’t practice any religion, so it was nice to learn so much.

Even though he’d told them it was close, Zombie Jem’s friends were still surprised by how close it was. In about five minutes, they reached a small house. “How do you get in exactly?” Mickey asked, “There’s no step ladder or anything to reach the door knob.” The zombie laughed. “I just ring the bell, and someone will answer the door,” he answered. He went to the side of the house and came back with a large stick. He used the stick to ring the doorbell.

Moments later, the door was answered by a friendly looking woman. At first she seemed a bit surprised to see so many teddys with her new housemate. But then she smiled. “And who might these lovelies be, Jem?” she asked pleasantly. Jem smiled and then began to introduce his friends. After he introduced her, the little teddy held out her paw. The human, whom they all assumed to be Sparkie, laughed lightly, then bent down and shook her paw. “It’s vewy nice to meet you, Sparkie,” the little teddy said happily. Sparkie smiled. “It’s lovely to meet you too,” she replied.

Sparkie invited them in for dinner. She told them that they were getting ready to observe Shabbat. The little teddy and her friends surprised her with their knowledge of it. They didn’t tell her that Zombie Jem had told them all about it on their way over. When they came in, they were greeted once more. This time by a man whom they knew from Zombie Jem to be Shakie. He then led everyone to the dining room where Sparkie was going to light the Shabbat candles.

They had a just enough time before the candles were to be lit to set a place at the table for Zombie Jems friends. Jem took a moment to talk to Sparkie about his friends. She told him that she was happy that he invited them over. She quickly poured everyone a glass of apple juice and then they gathered around the dining room table. Sparkie lit the shabbat candles and said a Hebrew blessing over them. Zombie Jem had explained this all, but the little teddy was enthralled in seeing it herself.

Sparkie said one more blessing over the bread they were to have with dinner. Then she and Shakie said one over the apple juice. And then it was time to eat. They had fish, which Shakie told them was mackeral, salad, and potatoes. The little teddy was excited for the potatoes. “PammyBear loves potatoes,” Zombie Jem explained to Sparkie and Shakie. “Oh yes! I wove potatoes so much! Thare jus so yummy!” Shakie laughed. “Well, we all have our favorite foods,” he said cheerily, serving some more potatoes to the little teddy.

The friends all enjoyed the food. “Is like picnic,” Little Dee said happily, taking a bite of his fish. Teddy Tedaloo nodded. “Right you are, my cave dwelling friend,” he agreed. T and Dee were talking happily with Shakie as they ate their meals. “We don usewy go far fwom ar cave,” Dee told him, “But this vewy fun!” Shakie smiled. “Well, we’re more than happy to have you all over.” T smiled and took a drink of his juice. “Well thank you very much!” he replied happily.

Once they were done with their meal, Zombie Jem asked Sparkie if she could show them some of her work. “Oh that would be really cool,” Mickey told her, “We know you can’t work now, but showing us is fine, right?” Sparkie nodded. “Of course!” she answered happily, “I would love to show you some of my work!” Everyone was excited to see her work.

Sparkie’s jewelry was quite impressive. She had a good variety of jewelry. The little teddy enjoyed seeing all the handmade jewelry. Sparkie showed her a selection of necklaces she had made to look like apothecary bottles. The little teddy really enjoyed them. She found one that was called an emergency tea necklace that she really liked. But when she remembered that she didn’t have any money, she got disappointed. Zombie Jem noticed this and then whispered something to Sparkie. Sparkie smiled and then picked up the emergency tea necklace.

“Do you like this one?” she asked the little teddy. “Oh yes,” the little teddy answered, “It’s weawwy pwetty!” Sparkie knelt down and put the necklace around the little teddys neck. “Here, you can have this,” she told her, smiling. The little teddy’s eyes lit up. “You mean it?” she asked excitedly, “I can get some money fwom my mommy and daddy to buy it.” Sparkie shook her head. “Oh no, it’s fine!” she assured the little teddy, “Jem said you’re a very good friend. A friend of his is a friend of ours. And friends give friends gifts.” The little teddy showed all her friends the necklace. She was so happy.

When it was time to head home, Sparkie and Shakie walked everyone to the door. “I’m gonna walk everyone home,” Zombie Jem told them. Sparkie and Shakie both smiled. “That’s fine, Jem,” Shakie told him. He then knelt down. “It was very nice to meet you all,” he told Jem’s friends, “We would love to have again sometime!” Sparkie nodded, kneeling down next to Shakie. “Oh yes,” she agreed, “It would be lovely if you could come by again.” The little teddy smiled. “Oh I think we can do that!” she answered happily, “Espeshuwy if thares more potatoes!”

As they walked home, everyone told Zombie Jem how much fun they had and how nice his new home was. “I thought Sparkie and Shakie were quite nice!” T told Jem. “Oh yes,” Dee agreed, “Theys vewy nice! And had wots of yum yums!” Zombie Jem smiled. “I’m glad you liked them, everyone,” he told his friends. “Oh, they were quite nice,” Teddy Tedaloo said, “And Sparkie had some very nice jewelry.” The little teddy looked at the necklace Sparkie had given her. She was very happy to have met Zombie Jem’s new friends.

,By the time they got to the little teddy’s home, everyone else had split off to go home. Mickey stayed with Zombie Jem and the little teddy so he could walk back with Jem. The little teddy hugged her friends. “Thank you again for inviting us to your new home!” she said happily as she headed inside. “You’re very welcome, PammyBear,” her undead friend answered, “We’ll have to do it again!” The little teddy nodded happily and then went inside. Zombie Jem and Mickey walked back, discussing the fun time they had just had.

THE END

And there we are! The story was longer than I had expected, but sometimes I just get caught up with a story. I do hope you all enjoyed it! Please leave me any feedback you have! I hope you all have a nice day! Maybe we’ll have another surprise story one of these days!

Little Teddy and the Mischief Maker

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Oh, hello! Welcome to another story time! I’m very happy to see you all again! My stories seem to be quite popular. Before we get to our story, I would like to take a moment to recognize two writer bears who have inadvertently help give me the confidence to begin my own writing career. Teddy Tedaloo (@TeddyTedaloo) and Mawson Bear (@MawsonBear) are both published authors and are both very nice bears. Please, do check them both out when you can!

Now, our story tonight is full of mischief. There are many out there who like to cause trouble. Sometimes, it’s just their way of being playful. Not all trouble is malicious. Some is quite benign. The mischief in our story is of the benign nature. But I won’t give too much away. Let’s get right into the story. It is titled “Little Teddy and the Mischief Maker”.

 

Little Teddy and the Mischief Maker

The little teddy was walking in the woods with her friends Zombie Jem and Mickey. They were going on another picnic at Dee and Little Dee’s cave. They had grown quite fond of the two cave bears. “I bwought two extwa speshul potatoes,” the little teddy told her friends, “I think they will weawwy yike them!” Mickey smiled. “I’m sure they will,” he agreed.

It had rained the night before so the ground was pretty slick. The little teddy tripped on a rock and, as she tried to get her balance, slipped and fell in the mud. Zombie Jem and Mickey carefully ran to her. “Are you ok, PammyBear?” Zombie Jem asked as he and Mickey reached down to help her up. But to his surprise, the little teddy was giggling. “Teeheehee! That was fun,” she laughed. Mickey laughed as they picked up their friend.

After cleaning up the little teddy, the three friends started back towards the cave. But when Mickey went to grab their picnic basket, he couldn’t find it. “What the?” he looked around, but couldn’t find the basket. “Wha’s the matter?” the little teddy asked him. Mickey shrugged. “Our picnic basket seems to have disappeared,” he answered her, still looking around. “How is that possible?” Zombie Jem asked. Mickey shrugged and shook his head. The little Teddy and Zombie Jem began helping his search.

After searching for about twenty minutes, the three friends were just about ready to give up. “Well, at least we didn’t plan this ahead of time,” Zombie Jem said. “Yeah, but its so disappointing that Dee and Little Dee won’t get to twy my potatoes,” the little teddy replied, hanging her head. “OH!” Mickey called out, “Found it!” The little teddy and Zombie Jem turned to Mickey and saw that he was pointing at a tree. They looked up and saw that their picnic basket was in the tree, hanging from the highest branch.

“How the heck did it get up there?” Zombie Jem asked, trying to figure out how they were going to their basket back down. “Tha’s a weawwy good question,” the little teddy answered, “How are we going to get it back down?” They determined that since none of them were good at climbing, there best bet was to try and knock it down with rocks. They all walked around looking for the biggest rocks they could still throw. But, when they got back to try and knock the basket down, they saw that their basket was now sitting at the base of the tree.

“What?” the little teddy questioned, “It was jus up in the twee. How did it get back down?” She went over to pick it up and noticed that it was much lighter than when they had packed it. She opened it up and was shocked to find it empty. “The foods are all gone,” she told Zombie Jem and Mickey. “What,” Mickey said confused, “How can it all be gone?” Zombie Jem looked up and saw that the contents of their basket were floating in the air where the basket had just been.

“What is going on here?” Mickey asked aloud. Just then, the friends heard a light giggling coming from behind them. They turned around, but nobody was there. Then they heard more giggling, this time from above them. They looked up, but again, nobody was there. “Who’s there?” Zombie Jem called out. But there was no answer. Suddenly, one of the little teddys potatoes fell from where it was floating. Then everything else followed. But it seemed that everything slowed down just before hitting the ground.

The three friends began gathering all of their picnic supplies. After they got them all together, Mickey went to get the picnic basket, only to find it missing again. “It’s gone again!” he exclaimed. Zombie Jem and the little teddy turned to see that their basket was indeed gone again. The heard giggling from behind the tree. Mickey ran around the tree, but found nobody. “Who the heck is messing with us?” he asked aloud as he walked back around.

When Mickey got back around the tree, he found the little teddy and Zombie Jem scrambling to catch all of their food, which was flying around in the air. The little teddy giggled as she chased her potatoes around. “Teeheehee,” she laughed, “this is siwwy and fun!” As he managed to catch some cookies, Jem said, “It may be fun, but I would much rather our food stop flying around so we can get back to out picnic.” As if he had spoken magic words, all the food fell to the ground.

The three friends gathered up their food and other picnic supplies. They put it all into the basket, this time without incidence. Once they were sure they had gotten all of their things together, they headed off in the direction of the cave. But they hadn’t gotten very far when they heard a faint sniffling. “Wha’s that?” the little teddy asked, “Is someone cwying?” They looked around to find the source of the sniffling. The little teddy soon found the source.

“Wook up there,” the little teddy said, pointing up. Zombie Jem and Mickey looked up to see a small bear sitting where their stuff had been up in the tree. “Hey,” Mickey called up to the bear, “come down here!” The bear wiped his eyes. “No!” he yelled down to the three friends. “Come on, pal,” Zombie Jem tried, “we just want to talk.” Again the bear yelled down, “NO!” The little teddy rummaged through the picnic basket. She pulled out a potato and held it up. “I’ll give you this potato!” she told the bear. This time the bears ears perked up. Then he vanished.

Moments later the small bear appeared before the friends. “How did you do that?” Mickey asked the bear, surprised by what he had just seen. “Potato, please,” the bear asked the little teddy, ignoring Mickey. He held out his paw and the little teddy gave him the potato. He took a bite and then smiled widely. “Oh, this is quite yummy,” he told her happily. The little teddy giggled. “It is nummy, isn’t it?” she asked, smiling.

“Why were you crying?” the little teddy asked the bear, after he had finished eating the potato. “Oh,” the small bear sighed, “I thought we were all having fun, but you didn’t like my games.” Mickey and Zombie Jem exchanged glances. “What games?” Zombie Jem asked. “When I was hiding your stuff,” the bear explained, “and when I made it all fly around.” Mickey walked up to the bear. “Wait, that was you?” he asked, “How is that possible?”

“Well, I’m a mischief maker,” the bear explained. He giggled and bowed. “My name is T,” he continued, “It’s a pleasure to meet you.” The little teddy scratched her head. “Mischief maker?” she asked, puzzled. “Yep,” T replied, “It’s my job to cause mischief wherever I go. But only good mischief, never bad.” Zombie Jem laughed. “I didn’t know that mischief maker was a job,” he said, “but that’s pretty great.” T sighed. “We normally like to have fun with others, but you all seemed more frustrated with my games,” he said flatly.

The three friends laughed. “No, no!” Zombie Jem assured T, “We weren’t frustrated at all! In fact it was quite fun.” T shrugged. “Then why did you want me to stop?” he asked confused. Mickey smiled. “Because we’re going to our friends cave,” he explained, “to have a picnic!” T’s eyes lit up. “OHH! I’m sorry,” he told the three, “I didn’t mean to keep you from something so fun!” The little teddy giggled again. “Oh it’s ok!” she told T. Then she had an idea. “OH!” she exclaimed, “Why don’t you come wif us?” T clapped his paws together. “Oh! Really?” he asked happily, “Is it really ok?” The three friends nodded.

On the way to Dee and Little Dee’s cave, the three friends got to know T a little better. In a short time, the little Teddy could tell they had made a really good friend. “So you can really use magic,” Zombie Jem asked. “Oh yes!” the bear happily replied. He then demonstrated some of his magic by disappearing and reappearing multiple times. He then turned to the little teddy. “Do you have another potato?” he asked her, “If so, could I hold it? I promise not to eat it.”

Reluctantly, the little teddy handed over her other potato. T took it and tossed it high into the air. It landed back in his paw. Then to everyone’s amazement, another potato fell down. He caught it too and handed it to the little teddy. “Here, for the one I ate earlier,” he said with a smile as she took the potato. “Oh, thank you,” the teddy smiled, “Now I still have two speshul potatoes for Dee and Little Dee!” T smiled. He was happy to have met such nice bears, despite their misunderstanding. They continued happily to the cave so they enjoy their picnic.

THE END

There we are! I hope everyone enjoyed the story. Please feel free to leave any feedback in the comments. I really appreciate your feedback. And please remember to check out Mawson Bear and Teddy Tedaloo. Thank you very much! Have a goodnight, everyone!

A Hedgehog Trumps at Midnight

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Oh, hello there! Thank you for joining me for another story! This story has a few special guests! I am quite honored to have gotten these guests permission to fictionalize them in one of my stories. If you would like to meet these gusts yourself, please check out their twitter account. Their handle is @slug_soup. You’ll sure to find something interesting from this group. Now, please, enjoy the story!

A Hedgehog Trumps at Midnight

The little teddy was in the forest. She was hanging out with her friends Zombie Jem, Mickey, and her new friends Dee and Little Dee. They had decided to have another picnic since their last one had been such fun. And this time they had more food to share with their cave bear friends. They had decided to have their picnic at night because Dee and Little Dee had told them how pretty it was outside their cave at night.

And it certainly was. The light from the cave seemed to light up their whole picnic area. “It’s all so pwetty,” the little teddy said, looking around the forest. “Oh yes,” Dee said, coming out of the cave, “I fink is bestes part of the fores!” He walked over to the picnic area and set down a huge handful of chocolate. “Oh, that looks yummy,” Mickey said, picking up a piece and popping it into his mouth. “I agree,” Zombie Jem said, “it does look quite yummy.” He grabbed a piece of chocolate for himself and one for the little teddy. They both smiled as they ate they delicious treat.

The little Teddy was about to give everyone a potato when they heard a sound. Like a faint whistling. And as soon as it started, it stopped. The little teddy handed everyone a potato and then took one for herself. “I hope you all yike these potatoes,” she told everyone, “Thare some of my most speshul potatoes!” She went to take a bite of her potato when they heard the sound again. A little louder this time. But it still sounded like a faint whistling.

“Hmm…sounds like the trumping,” a voice came from nowhere. Everyone looked around until they suddenly noticed Teddy Tedaloo standing at the entrance of Dee and Little Dee’s cave. Little Dee jumped when he saw the bear who seemed to appear out of thin air. “OH!” he yelped, “Wheres you did comes from?” Teddy Tedaloo smiled. “Oh, you know,” he answered, walking towards the picnic area. He picked up a piece of chocolate and ate it. “You hear that?” he asked everyone. The little teddy and her friends listened closely. And sure enough, they heard the whistling. “It’s the trumping,” Teddy Tedaloo said.

“Wha’s the Twumping?” the little teddy asked the bear. “Oh, let’s say it’s a…notification” Teddy Tedaloo answered, “to let us know they’re coming.” This piqued Zombie Jem’s curiosity. “Who’re they, exactly,” he asked the bear. Teddy Tedaloo laughed. “Oh, you’ll see soon enough,” he replied. Suddenly they heard the whistling again. And it was getting louder. “They’ll be here soon,” the bear told everyone. Dee and Little Dee both began jumping excitedly. “Oh new frens!” Little Dee said excitedly, “Wheres they at?”

As if on cue, a light fog filled the area. And deep in the fog was a figure. Ambling slowly towards the group, the figure grew in size until everyone could see who was walking toward them. The figure was in fact, multiple figures, walking in a single file line. The little teddy counted five frogs and two hedgehogs in the line. They stopped in front of the picnic area. Then a small frog wearing an orange shirt walked out from the line. The little teddy walked toward the frog. “Oh hewwo,” she said happily, “it’s so nice to meet you!!”

The little frog just looked at the little teddy for a minute. Mickey came up to the little teddy. “Um…what’s your name?” he asked. “Tico,” the little frog said simply. “Well, it’s a pleasure to meet you,” Mickey said, “And what about them?” Upon hearing him ask, each member of the line stepped forward and introduced themselves, quickly stepping back afterwards. “Happy Tico!” a jolly looking frog said. “Lavender,” came the answer from a small light green frog. “Rod,” said a slightly larger frog with red spots on his front paws. The smaller of the two hedgehogs stepped forward. “Quatdgy,” the little hedgehog said before walking off. A taller, skinny frog stepped forward. “Jenkin,” the frog said, then followed Quatdgy off into the fog. Finally, the larger hedgehog stepped forward and stood next to Tico. “Ed-dy” she introduced herself. “Why are you here,” Zombie Jem asked, confused. A slight smile appeared on Tico’s face. “Soup,” came their answer.

“Soup?” Zombie Jem questioned. Tico nodded. “Yes, soup,” the little frog said and then stepped back into the line. Moments later, Quatdgy came back, holding a stack of bowls. The little hedgehog handed a bowl to everyone and then shuffled off back to the line. The tall frog, Jenkin, came back and handed everyone a spoon. He too rejoined the line then. Once he was back in line, Ed-dy walked off. She came back shortly, pulling a large cauldron on wheels. She stopped the cauldron by the picnic area and walked off again.

Little Dee walked up to the cauldron, curious to see what was in it. He was expecting soup, but was surprised to see that the cauldron was empty. “Where soup?” the Cave bear asked Tico, “I is hungry!” Tico pointed in the direction Ed-dy had headed. Little Dee looked and saw that the hedgehog was walking back with a ladle. She reached the cauldron and began stirring. Suddenly, everyone heard a variety of sounds. The noises were all coming from the line where the strange visitors were standing. Mickey sniffed the air. “Wait a minute,” the small bear said, “are they…”

“Trumping,” Tico cut him off. He walked up and stood next to Ed-dy. “Twumping?” the little teddy asked, “what’s twumping?” The little frog simply pointed back to the line. Tico then took Little Dee’s bowl and held it out to Ed-dy. “Slug,” the little frog said to her. “Slug,” Ed-dy repeated before filling the bowl. Zombie Jem was amazed at how she filled the bowl when the cauldron had just been empty. “Soup,” Tico said, pointing to Jem. He walked up and Tico took his bowl and held it out. “Creamy tomato,” the little frog said. Ed-dy repeated this and then filled the bowl.

This went on until everyone had a full bowl of soup. The little teddy was delighted to have a bowl of potato soup. Mickey got a bowl of veggie beef, which smelled delightful. Dee received a bowl of cream of mushroom. Everyone was excited to try their soups that their odd guests had delivered. Tico nodded at everyone. “Soup,” the little frog said. Everyone excitedly tried their soups. And not surprisingly, everyone loved their soups.

“That was delicious!” Mickey said happily after finishing his fifth bowl of soup. Everyone had tried each others soups and none could decide which soup was the best. Dee was licking his bowl clean to make sure he got everything. “Oh!” he said happily, “Soup! Is vewy goods! Little Dee and I is so fulls now!” Little Dee clapped his paws together. “Oh yes,” he agreed, “is so goods!” Ed-dy smiled. “Good,” she said flatly. Jenkin went around and took everyone’s spoons while Quatdgy collected everyone’s bowls.

Once everything  had been collected, Quatdgy and Jenkin walked back into the fog, followed by Ed-dy and her cauldron. They came back and Quatdgy and Jenkin got back in line. Ed-dy stood in front of the friends and bowed her head. “Thank you so much for the nummy soups,” the little teddy said to the hedgehog. Tico stepped forward. “We are glad you enjoyed Ed-dy’s soup,” the little frog answered, “We shall be taking our leave now.” Ed-dy raised her head and took a spot at the far end of the line. Tico went to the opposite end.

The line of strange frogs and hedgehogs turned and started walking into the fog. They then began trumping as they disappeared. “Well they were an interesting bunch,” Zombie Jem said when they had completely vanished into the fog. The Fog seemed to disappear with them. “They were odd, but I did realy enjoy them,” Mickey said. “They gived us nums!” Little Dee added happily, “We do loves nums!” The little teddy giggled. “I hope we see them again one day!” she said. “Oh, I’m certain you will,” they heard Teddy Tedaloo say. He was walking away from them into the woods. “He’s an odd one too,” Zombie Jem said as the bear too disappeared. “But I yike him,” the teddy told her undead friend. The friends spent the night discussing the newest of the many odd friends they had made.

THE END

Well there we go. I do hope you enjoyed the story! As always, please leave any and all feedback you have in the comments below. If you would like to be featured in a story, please do let me know. I will do my best to write entertaining stories that you will all be pleased with. Thank you again for joining me. Goodnight, everyone!

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Little Teddy and the Giants

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Oh hello, everyone! Thank you for joining me for a new story. I think you’ll all enjoy tonight’s story. We have a couple of guest stars in our story tonight! But you’ll have to read the story to discover who they are! So, here is tonight’s story. Little Teddy and the Giants

Little Teddy and the Giants

The little teddy was in the forest. She was hanging out with her sister, Beary, her brother, Owl, and her two friends, Zombie Jem and Mickey.  The five of them were having a picnic. They had all sorts of yummy foodstuffs and were all enjoying themselves. “Oh, could you pass me some potatoes?” the little teddy asked Owl, who was sitting across from her. “Of course!” Owl replied, smiling, “here you go!” Owl passed a big bowl of potatoes to the little Teddy. She took a few and ate them up. Then, after a moment, she took the rest and ate them too. She giggled as she passed the empty bowl back to Owl.

The five friends enjoyed their food and, when it was all finished, they cleaned up everything and began to walk to Zombie Jem’s cemetery. “That sure was a nice picnic” Jem said cheerily, “So much great food!” The little teddy rubbed her tummy and smiled. “Oh yes,” she agreed, “so many potatoes!” She was about to say something else when a voice sounded from behind them. “Would you like to go on an adventure?” the voice said. Everyone turned around to see who was talking.

Standing behind them was Teddy Tedaloo. The bear was standing there, holding a copy of his newspaper, The Teddy Tedaloo Times. The little teddy noticed that the paper was opened and he seemed to be reading from it. “What’s this about adventure?” Zombie Jem asked, curious. Teddy Tedaloo looked up from his paper and smiled. “Oh, that,” he answered slyly, “I know where you can find a giant.” Hearing this, the little teddy grew quite excited. “Ooh! I’ve never met a giant!” she said excitedly. “Well then,” the bear replied, “follow me.”

The group followed Teddy Tedaloo through the forest. He led them to an area that none of them had ever been to. “Maybe this isn’t the best idea,” Owl said nervously to everyone else. The little teddy shook her head. “We have to go,” she insisted, “it’ll be so fun!” She remembered fondly Teddy Tedaloo leading her to the fairy teddies. “I think she’s right,” Mickey agreed, “this will be lots of fun! Owl soon found that their excitement was contagious. Soon he was just as eager to see this giant as they were. Beary too was looking forward to seeing the giant. “Oh let’s huwwy up,” she said to everyone, “we want to see the giant!” Teddy Tedaloo laughed. He began to walk a little faster, much to everyone’s delight.

After a while of walking, they came upon a large cave. The little teddy noticed it was much like the one where the fairy teddies had been. “I assure you, it’s different,” Teddy Tedaloo said, seeming to read her mind. The little teddy clapped her paws together. “Ok,” she said eagerly, “let’s go!” She began to head into the cave when Zombie Jem grabbed her paw. “Hold on now, PammyBear,” he told his friend, “It may be exciting and fun, but we must still be careful!” Mickey nodded. “He’s right, Pammy,” he agreed, “we should walk in threes as we head it. Just to be safe.”

Everyone agreed that he was right. Mickey and Zombie Jem walked on either side of the little teddy and Teddy Tedaloo and Owl walked with Beary. The moment they entered the cave, they could feel the temperature drop. “Everyone, do huddle a little closer together to stay warm,” Teddy Tedaloo instructed everyone. They did as he said and continued into the cave. It was a dark cave, so they had to walk slowly. “I do wish we had brought a flashlight,” Mickey said as they made their way through the cave. “Well, we didn’t know we’d be going through a cave,” Zombie Jem answered him. The little teddy laughed. “But is’s jus so exciting,” she said.

They walked a bit further into the cave before they noticed a light at the back of the cave. “OOOH!” the little teddy exclaimed, “That mus be where the giant is!” As soon as she said spoke, a large growl came from the back of the cave. Followed shortly by another. A shadow suddenly appeared on the back wall of the cave. It was a massive shadow that seemed to show not one, but two giants. Another growl sounded through the cave. The shadows now appeared to move.

Everyone began to get nervous. Teddy Tedaloo had said there was only one giant. Now it seemed there were actually two. Were they friendly giants? Maybe they were mean giants who ate teddies for dinner. Maybe it was one giant, but with two heads. These thoughts and concerns along with others raced through the heads of the adventurers. But the little teddy wasn’t going to let fear and concern beat her. “I’m going to meet the giants,” she said bravely, “I’m not afwaid!”

The little teddy walked toward the back of the cave, moving slower the closer she got. Everyone slowly followed her, still afraid of what might come to meet them from the back of the cave. As the Teddy neared the furthest part of the cave, another loud growl rang through the cave. The shadows began to move, seeming to lumber towards the group of explorers.

The little teddy backed up slowly as the shadows came closer. Then suddenly, the shadows began to shrink. And the two giants finally emerged from the back of the cave. Hobbling towards them came two completely normal sized teddies. They looked nearly identical, with one being about half the size of the other. Both teddies were smiling. When they reached the group the littler of the two spoke.

“Hello,” he said happily. He seemed to be a little sleepy. “I is Little Dee and he is Dee.” The other teddy smiled and waved. “We’z cave bears!” Dee told them cheerily. The little teddy giggled. “Oh, we thought you were giants,” she told them. Little Dee and Dee both laughed. “Oh no,” Dee giggled, “Just cave bears. We not giants.” Beary stepped closer to the two and put out her paw. “I’m Beary,” she told the two, “I’m happy to meet you.” Little Dee walked up and gave her a hug. “Oh, hello,” he said, “is nice to meets you too!”

The adventurer went around introducing themselves to the two cave bears. The two turned out to be quite the opposite of scary giants. They discovered that the growling they had heard earlier was actually the sounds of Dee and Little Dee yawning. “The cave just makes it sounds much louder!” Dee giggled. Little Dee began sniffing the air. “Oh, does you has foods?” he asked, “I is starving and I finks I smells foods.” The little teddy and her friends all laughed. “Oh yes,” Zombie Jem said, “We just had a picnic earlier and we have some leftovers!” Little Dee jumped for joy. “Oh!” he exclaimed, “We has never hads picnic before!” Dee nodded. “Its true! Can we has picnic?” he asked.

The adventurers led their new friends outside where they set up a new picnic. They gathered up the food they had leftover and gave it to the cave bears. “Oh thank yous!” Little Dee said excitedly, “So much foods is all very good!” Owl and Beary were sharing some candy and fruit they had brought. “Do you like the candy?” Beary asked Dee as he munched on a bit of everything. “Oh yes!” Dee answered merrily, “Is all so goods!” Owl giggled as he watched the two cave bears. “You two mus be weally hungry,” he laughed. “Cave bears eat lots of foods,” Little Dee told him, “Wees very hungwy all the time!”

The little teddy was having so much fun with her new friends. She went over to Zombie Jem and whispered something in his ear. Her undead friend eyed her curiously. “Are you sure, PammyBear?” he asked her. The little teddy smiled and nodded. “Ok,” he told her happily. He reached into the bag he’d brought his own picnic supplies in. He pulled out a smaller bag and handed it to the little teddy. She walked back over to the two cave bears. “These are for you,” she said smiling, “the fwom my vewy speshul cowwection.”

Out of the little bag, she pulled out two potatoes. She gave one to each bear. They both took a potato. “Whas this?” Little Dee asked. The little teddy giggled. “It’s a potato, siwwy,” she explained, “I wove potatoes! They’re jus so nummy!!” Mickey laughed. “She really loves potatoes,” he told the bear, “and she only shares them if she really likes you!” Little Dee and Dee smiled. They each took a bite of their potato. “OH!” Dee exclaimed, “Potatoes is very yummy!” Little Dee bounced happily. “Oh yes,” he agreed, “Is super yums!” The little teddy was very happy they enjoyed her potatoes.

After spending a while with the two cave bears, it was time for everyone to head home. “It was vewy nice to meet you bof,” the little teddy told her new friends. Both Dee and Little Dee smiled. “We hads fun at picnics!” Little Dee told her. “Oh yes! So much fun and yum foods!” Dee added. The new friends all embraced and said goodbye. “Make sures yoo visits us!” Dee told them all as he and Little Dee headed back into their cave. “Oh we certainly shall!” Mickey answered. The adventurers began their walk back home.

It was a few minutes before anyone realized that Teddy Tedaloo had disappeared. “Where did that silly bear go?” Zombie Jem asked to no one in particular. “Tha’s a good question,” the little teddy said. They looked around for a minute before deciding to just keep on their way. But, to their surprise, Teddy Tedaloo was waiting at Zombie Jem’s cemetery. “Where’d you disappear to?” Mickey asked the bear. “Oh, I had some stuff to take care of,” came the sly answer, “and now I must be going. I shall see you all later!” The little teddy waved as he left. “Bye bye Teddy Tedawoo,” she called to him. “That’s Tedaloo,” he called back, “and I shall see you later!”

The adventurers split up at Zombie Jem’s cemetery. Mickey decided to stay with Jem so they could hold another Jam session. The little teddy, Owl, and Beary hugged and headed home. “They were vewy nice cave bears,” the little teddy said to her siblings. “Yea, I can’t wait to see them again,” Owl replied. Beary nodded. As they headed home, they three of them talked about all the fun adventures they were sure to have with their new friends.

THE END

And there you have it. A new adventure for a little teddy. Please, as always, leave your feedback in the comments below. And if you would like to become a character in one of my stories, please just let me know. I would be more than happy to include you! Thank you very much and please, have a nice night!

Little Teddy and the Thunderstorm

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Oh, hello, everyone! I have another story for you today. It was inspired by my little sister, Teddy’s experience with a thunderstorm last night. I won’t say more; we’ll just get right to the story. I now present to you Little Teddy and the Thunderstorm. I do hope you enjoy!

 

Little Teddy and the Thunderstorm

The little teddy was on her way to Zombie Jem’s. She was going to hang out with him and Mickey. She was excited for today because Mickey and Jem had decided to play some music together. Mickey was going to bring his personal guitar and keyboard for Jem to play. The little teddy couldn’t wait to hear them perform together. She was trying to get there as quickly as she could because she was so eager to see them play together.

She was walking along through the woods, singing to herself when she felt a rain drop. She looked up and, sure enough, it had started to rain. It wasn’t coming down too heavily, so the little teddy wasn’t too worried. She didn’t mind the rain. So she kept walking, singing to herself. She was so focused on getting to see her friends that she didn’t notice how dark it was getting.

She was about half way there when she first noticed it. A slow rumbling in the sky. The little teddy suddenly noticed how dark it had gotten. Another rumbling in the sky, this time much louder. The little teddy shivered. She didn’t like thunderstorms. She began to pick up her pace, trying to reach her destination as quickly as possible. But before she could get very far, a large bolt of lightning burst through the ever darkening sky, followed by a very loud thunder clap.

The little teddy was getting frightened. She had always been afraid of thunder, but she had never been caught outside in a storm. And the rain was now beginning to come down harder and harder. Another loud crack of thunder caused the scared little teddy to jump. “Eeeee!,” she screamed. She began quickly searching for a place to hide from the storm. She knew she was still a ways away from reaching Zombie Jem’s cemetery so she hoped to find somewhere to wait out the storm.

But, search as she did, the little teddy could find nowhere to hide. She realized that her safest bet was to try and hide under a tree. But, much to her dismay, none of the trees around were that big. When another large thunder clap shook the very ground, the little teddy decided to just make a run for the cemetery. She took off, running as fast as her little legs would carry her. Suddenly the loudest thunder clap she had ever heard rang through the sky.

The little teddy, shaken from the thunder, slipped and fell on the muddy ground. She struggled to get her footing and then ran to closest tree. Another loud crack of thunder sounded as she reached the tree. The little teddy huddled as close to the tree as she could and curled up into a ball. It had gotten really dark and she wasn’t quite sure if she was going the right way. The little teddy began to cry. She was frightened by the storm and felt all alone.

The little teddy was beginning to think she would have to spend the night alone and scared in the middle of a terrible thunderstorm when she heard a voice in the distance. She wasn’t able to make out the voices, but she tried her best to focus on them. It was hard to do while the constant thunder kept scaring her. Finally she was able to make out something. “PammyBear?” she heard a voice calling. “Pammy?” another voice called. The little teddy stood up. It had to be Zombie Jem and Mickey. Shivering, she focused on where she heard the voices coming from. “Hewwo?” she yelled out as loud as she could. When she got no reply, she began to cry again. She worried that her friends had given up the search.

Suddenly the little teddy heard the voice again, this time much closer. “PammyBear?” she could clearly make out Zombie Jem’s voice this time. “I’m here,” she cried out, “I’m over here!” To the little teddy’s relief, Zombie Jem and Mickey came running up to her. Her two friends both hugged her. “I’m so sorry it took so long for us to get here,” Zombie Jem apologized, “as soon as it started storming, we got worried.” Mickey nodded. “We waited just a few moments,” he told her, “and then when you didn’t show up, we came out to find you.”

Zombie Jem and Mickey got the little teddy back to the cemetery as quickly as they could. “There’s a large shed in the very back in of the cemetery,” Jem explained to her once they got there, “that’s where we’re headed.” Once they got her inside, Zombie Jem went to get a blanket. Mickey hugged his friend. “Oh no,” he said worriedly, “you’re shivering. Don’t worry, Jem will be back with a blanket soon.” The little teddy curled up against her friend, trying to get a little warmer. “It was so scawy,” she said, “I’m so scawed of thunderstorms.” Mickey rubbed the little teddies back. “It’s ok,” he assured her, “you’re here with us now.”

It was just a couple of minutes before Zombie Jem returned. He had a large blanket with him. “That’s a big blanket for one small teddy,” Mickey told him. His undead friend smiled. “Oh it’s not just for her,” he laughed, “it’s for us all!” He handed the blanket to Mickey, who wrapped it around himself and the little teddy. “I’ve made us all some hot chocolate,” he told Mickey, before walking away, “and I wanna get the computer so we can show PammyBear that recording.”

Upon hearing this, the little teddy perked up some. She sat up. “What wecording,” she asked. Mickey smiled. “Oh yeah!,” he answered, “Before we came out to get you, we had recording a jam session. We think it sounds pretty good!” Zombie Jem walked back over and handed a mug of cocoa to his friends. He set down his laptop in front of them and sat down, wrapping the blanket around himself. He started up the laptop and pulled up the recording. “Get ready to enjoy the musical stylings of Mickey and the Undead,” Jem said proudly. The little teddy began to forget about her ordeal in the storm as she and her friends spent the night listening to music.

The End

 

Well, that’s it for tonight’s story. I do hope you all enjoyed it. Please feel free to leave me any feedback you have in the comments below. I can use any feedback, positive and negative, can help me to become a better author and thus provide you all with better stories. I really appreciate you all visiting my section of Teddy’s blog, and I do hope you’ll take the time to look at the rest of the blog. Thank you again, and goodnight!

The Little Teddy Meets a Rock Star

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Hello, everyone! Thank you for joining me for another story. I think you’ll all enjoy my newest one! Please leave your thoughts on it in the comments below. Thank you! And now, without further ado, here’s The Little Teddy Meets a Rock Star.

 

The Little Teddy Meets a Rock Star

The little teddy was hanging out in Zombie Jem in his cemetery. With her was her brothers Owl and Fox. It was getting late and they had all been hanging out most of the day. And though it was getting late, none of them were ready to call it a night. “I think we should go out somewhere tonight,” Jem told his friends. The little teddy began bouncing excitedly. “Oh!” she replied, excitedly, “Yike where?” Zombie Jem shrugged. “I’m not sure,” he answered, “but I definitely wanna do something tonight.” The four friends began walking towards the cemetery’s exit.

The moment they closed the cemetery gate behind them, they heard a voice seemingly coming from the cemetery itself. “I think I can help you out,” the voice said. They all looked back into the cemetery, but saw nobody. Then, they saw someone walking up the side of the cemetery. They walked around to meet whoever it was that felt they needed help. The little teddy was surprised to see that she actually knew who it was.

“Teddy Tedawoo?” she asked as they met up with the bear. “That’s Teddy Tedaloo, thank you,” the bear replied, “and I think I have something fun for you all to do tonight!” Everyone’s eyes lit up. “Ooh!” the little teddy exclaimed, “yike what?” Teddy Tedaloo smiled. “Well, there’s a small concert being held in the forest,” he explained, “and I happen to have the last five tickets.” Zombie Jem eyed the bear suspiciously. “Now when you say small,” he started, “how small are we talking?” The bear shrugged. “It’s a private show,” he answered, “for five guests.”

Zombie Jem was a little uncertain of Teddy Tedaloo’s offer. “I don’t know,” he said, “it’s a little weird that you happen to have five tickets to a private show for five guests.” The little teddy grabbed Jem’s hand and began bouncing excitedly. “Oh pwease,” she asked, “can we go?” Jem saw that Fox and Owl were bouncing excitedly with their sister. He rolled his eyes and smiled. “Oh, ok,” he sighed, “it would be pretty cool to see a concert.” Teddy Tedaloo clapped his paws. “Well,” he began, “that’s settled! Now, if you’ll please follow me, we can make our way to the concert.” The group began following the bear into the forest.

The walk to the concert site was a very pleasant one. Teddy Tedaloo told them a little bit about the artist they were going to see. His name was Mickey and he had a band called Mickey and the Kilbears. They were an indie rock band that had only been performing for a short while. “But they’re very good,” he assured everyone, “I think you’re in for a real treat.” The little teddy was getting more and more excited as they walked. “I can’t wait!” she said happily. “Oh yeah,” Owl agreed, “this is going to be so fun!” In no time they had arrived to their destination.

A large stage was set up in a large clearing in the forest. Speakers lined the sides of the stage, and in the middle of the stage was the band setup. The little teddy could tell the band was a five piece, with three guitarists, a keyboardist, and a drummer. “Well the band uses some good equipment,” he explained to everyone, “so that’s a good sign.” Teddy Tedaloo motioned to a row of five seats in front of the stage. “Everyone, please be seated,” he instructed, “the show is about to begin.” Excited, everyone sat down. Many colored lights flooded the stage. They show was about to start, and the little teddy was getting more and more excited.

A small bear walked up on stage, followed by four more who each took their place at their respective instruments. The first bear went up to a microphone in the front center of the stage. “Thank you all for coming tonight,” he said, a little nervously, “I’m Mickey and we are Mickey and the Kilbears!” The little teddy began clapping. Everyone else joined in shortly after. Upon hearing the applause, Mickey smiled brightly. “We hope you enjoy the show!” he said excitedly before going to get his own guitar.

The moment they began playing, the little teddy knew that this was probably the greatest band ever. She was enthralled by the way the band played and by the way Mickey sang. She looked over to everyone and saw that they were all having a good time to. Owl and Fox were both dancing with the music. Zombie Jem leaned in close to the little teddy. “Are you having fun, PammyBear,” he asked her. The little teddy nodded happily. “Oh yes,” she answered, “this is so fun! I wove this band!” Jem nodded and the two focused their attention back to the band.

The show lasted about an hour and a half. As soon as they finished their last song, Mickey walked back up to the front and center mic. “Thank you all so much again for coming to the show tonight,” he began, with much more confidence than when he’d first spoken, “Did you all enjoy yourselves?” Everyone stood up, clapping and cheering. Mickey beamed. “I’m so glad you had fun everyone!” he said happily, “Now, my band mates aren’t really ones for socializing, but I’ll be hanging around for a while. But please, would you please give it up for my band mates before they leave?” Everyone stood up again and applauded Mickey’s band mates as they stood up and headed off stage.

A few minutes later, Mickey came from backstage to meet everyone. He smiled as he walked up. “I’m sorry for the wait,” he told them apologetically, “I had to catch up with the rest of the band. I keep trying to get them to be more social but, so far, I’ve had no luck with that.” Teddy Tedaloo shook his head. “Oh, it’s no problem at all,” he told Mickey, “We understand completely. Right everyone?” Everyone nodded agreement. Zombie Jem approached Mickey and extended his hand. Mickey took it with a smile. “Man, that was some good music,” Jem told him, “I used to be a musician myself when I was alive.” Mickey nodded. “That’s really cool,” he replied, “We’re still pretty new, but we’ve gotten some really positive feedback so far.”

Zombie Jem and Mickey talked for a while about their music. The little teddy waited anxiously with her brothers. They were discussing the show when Mickey and Jem came over to them. “Sorry for taking so long,” Mickey said, “I get distracted easily when discussing music.” Zombie Jem nodded. “I’m sorry, everyone,” he added, “I didn’t mean to keep him for so long. I don’t often get to reminisce about my music days.” The little teddy laughed. “Oh, tha’s ok,” she told her friend, “We’ve been having fun talking about the concert. It was jus so fun!” Owl and Fox both nodded. “We both had a wot of fun!” Fox told Mickey happily. “Oh yes,” Owl agreed, “Your band is vewy good!” Mickey smiled brightly. “Thank you so much!” he told them, “I really appreciate it!”

The little teddy spent the next few minutes getting to know Mickey. She really liked Mickey. He told her that he was a pretty shy bear, but playing in a band was helping him become a little less so. “Well, I would never guess you were a shy bear,” the little teddy told him, “You seem pwetty confident.” Mickey giggled. “Well, I’m really working on it,” he told her. The little teddy smiled. “Well, you’re doing a weawwy good job!” she assured him. “I don’t mean to interrupt,” Jem said suddenly, “but how would you feel about coming back to my place to hang out for a little bit? If you have the time, that is.” The teddy began bouncing excitedly. “Oh yes,” she exclaimed, “that would be so fun!” Mickey’s eyes lit up. “Oh! That would be great,” he answered, “I can’t believe how nice you all are!”

Soon, Mickey was walking back with everyone to Zombie Jem’s cemetery. He was so happy to have made so many friends at his show. When they reached the cemetery he couldn’t help but be impressed. “Wow,” he told Zombie Jem, “this place is huge!” Jem smiled proundly. “Oh yes,” he replied, “I quite like it!” Teddy Tedaloo clapped his paws together. “Well,” he told everyone, “this is where I take my leave. Got a paper to write!” He smiled and headed off. “Bye Teddy Tedawoo,” the little teddy called to him as he walked away, “See you water!” The bear turned around quickly. “That’s Teddy TedaLOO,” he called back, “and yes, you certainly shall see me later!” He continued off back to his newstand.

The little teddy spent the rest of the night hanging out with Mickey and Zombie Jem in the cemetery. Fox and Owl had decided to head home a little after Teddy Tedaloo had left. Teddy and Jem both found that they really enjoyed Mickey’s company. And to their delight, he felt the same. “I do hope you’ll come by often!” Jem told Mickey happily. Mickey nodded. “I definitely will,” he answered, “you’re all very nice and I’m glad to have met you all.” The little teddy gave her new friend a big hug. She was glad to have met such a nice bear. The new friends spent a while talking before the little teddy decided to head home. On her way, she thought about the fun everyone would have adventuring with their new friend. Her rock ‘n’ roll bear.

THE END

 

Well, that’s it for tonight’s story. I do hope you all enjoyed it! And please, feel free to leave your feedback in the comments below. Any feedback can help make me a better author. And if you would like to be featured in one of my stories, please let me know! Thank you all for reading! I wish you all a great night!

Dance of the Fairy Teddies

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Oh, hello, everyone. Welcome to another bedtime story with me, Teddy. Tonight’s story is a fairy tale! I hope you enjoy it! I’m quite excited to write my first fairy tale so let me get right to it. Our story takes place in a beautiful place. That place, is the mind of a little teddy. A teddy who longs for adventures. To see new places. To make new friends.

Now, let us delve into that beautiful mind. Let us witness, The Dance of the Fairy Teddies.

 

The Dance of the Fairy Teddies

The little teddy had just gone to bed. She’d had a fun day hanging out with her siblings and Zombie Jem and was quite exhausted. As soon as she got into bed, she fell asleep quickly. And shortly after, she went off to the dream world.

The little teddy opened her eyes. She didn’t recognize where she had awoken. She was laying under a tree in what seemed to be a large forest. The little teddy stood up and looked around. “Ooh,” she gasped, “this pwace is weawwy pwetty!” She began to explore the forest, before realizing that regardless of how pretty the place was, she didn’t know where she was.

“Oh hi, PammyBear!” The little teddy turned to see Zombie Jem standing behind her. “Oh hi!” she said excitedly, running to hug her friend. After a long embrace, she asked, “Do you know where we are?” Zombie Jem shook his head. “No,”he answered, “I have no idea.”  The two began walking around the forest, enjoying all the nature around them.

After a while, they came upon what seemed to be the way out of the forest. But blocking the way was a hooded figure. As they got closer to figure, they way that he was holding a large walking stick. “Hmm…” Zombie Jem mused, “I wonder who this could be.” When they reached the figure, he took off his hood, revealing himself to be a bear. “Hello there, travelers,” the bear said loudly, “I have been waiting for you!” The little teddy and Zombie Jem exchanged quick glances. “What do you mean?” Jem asked the bear.

The bear explained to them that it was his job to lead new travelers in the forest to their destinations, even if they were unaware of having one in the first place. The forest was a place that couldn’t be found on a map. Nobody quite knew how to find the forest, but somehow there were always new travelers. “And I, Teddy Tedaloo, am here to lead them all on their way!” The bear finished his speech with a bow. “Oh, so where are we going, Mr. Cwazy bear?” the Teddy asked, giggling. “That’s Teddy Tedaloo,” the bear said sternly, “and I insist you call me that exactly!” And with that, the walked past the little teddy and Zombie Jem and headed deeper into the forest. The two friends headed after him.

Teddy Tedaloo led the little teddy and Zombie Jem further and further into the woods. “Where exactly are we going?” Jem asked their guide. The bear looked back at the two travelers and smiled. “To witness the dance of the fairy teddies,” he said quickly before turning back. The little teddy’s eyes lit up. “Faiwy teddys?” she exclaimed, “I wanna see faiwy teddys!!” Teddy Tedaloo laughed. “Then follow me,” he instructed her. The little teddy bounced excitedly. “Ok!” she agreed. Zombie Jem laughed. The two continued to follow their guide.

After walking for what seemed like hours to the little teddy, they reached a cave. “Well,” Teddy Tedaloo said to her, “this is your destination. Head on in and I’ll wait here for you and your friend to get out.” The little teddy looked into the cave. She could see a very faint light at the far back of it, but nothing more. But she was too excited to be scared. “Ooh, let’s go,” she told her zombie friend, “I wanna see the faiwies!” Zombie Jem grabbed her paw. “Ok,” he told his friend, “but hold my hand until we get to the back of the cave. It’s dark and I don’t want you to trip and get hurt.” The two headed into the dark cave.

The cave was even more vast than it seemed. It felt to the little teddy that it took forever to reach the back, where the light was coming from. And when they did finally reach it, the two couldn’t believe their eyes. Flying around a large opening at the back of the cave were fairies. But not just ordinary fairies. Fairy teddies, just as Teddy Tedaloo had said.

“Oh my gosh,” Zombie Jem gasped, “I can’t believe it.” The little teddy couldn’t take her eyes away from the fairies. “Faiwies,” she said excitedly, “weal faiwy teddys!” Zombie Jem was happy to see the little teddy so excited. “Why don’t you see if you can approach them,” he suggested. The little teddy nodded and walked slowly towards the fairies, expecting they to fly away in fear. But, much to her surprise, they flew towards her. The fairies surrounded her and led her to the middle of the opening and began flying around her. Their wings started to glow as they continued to circle the little teddy.

Suddenly the little teddy started to feel a little warm. “Whoa, PammyBear,” Zombie Jem said with a hint of nervousness, “you’re glowing!” The little teddy looked at her paws and saw that she was indeed glowing. “Ooh! What’s going on?” she asked aloud. Then she began to feel lighter. “You’ve grown wings, PammyBear!” Jem excitedly told her. The little teddy reached behind her and felt the wings that had suddenly sprouted from her back. “Oh!” she exclaimed, “I’m a faiwy teddy!” She turned to Zombie Jem, beaming. “I’m a faiwy teddy,” she said excitedly, “I’m a faiwy teddy!”

The little teddy took a couple of minutes to get used to her new wings, and then flew over to Zombie Jem. “Your wings are very pretty,” her undead friend told her, smiling. “I know,” the little teddy replied, “I weawwy yike them!” She took her friend’s hand and started to fly. She wasn’t sure if she would be able to fly with Jem, but to her excitement, she could. “Wow, PammyBear, we’re flying!” Jem exclaimed. He could hardly believe how strong the fairies’ magic was. But here he was, flying with his best friend. He was having a lot of fun and he could tell that she was having even more fun than him.

The little teddy flew around with Zombie Jem for a while more before the other fairy teddies began flying around them. “What are they doing?” Jem asked. The little teddy listened for a moment, seemingly hearing something that he couldn’t. “They’re saying that I have to set you down so we can dance,” she explained. She wasn’t entirely sure how she knew what they were saying, but she did. And, as the fairies had said, she carefully landed and set down Jem and joined them back in the center of the opening.

The fairy teddies began flying around the little teddy again. Their wings began to glow and continuously change colours as they began to fly all around, filling the whole area with a rainbow of light. The little teddy began to fly spin around, her own wings glowing. Almost as if by instinct, she began to dance with the rest of the fairy teddies. Zombie Jem sat back, watching in awe. He had never seen something so amazing in his life, or his afterlife. He loved seeing his PammyBear having such a fun time.

Zombie Jem could have watched the fairy teddies dance forever. But, after a while, the dance came to an end. The little teddy landed as the rest of the fairies began circling her again. Their wings began to glow again, and in couple of moments, the little teddies wings disappeared. She thanked the fairy teddies and then ran to her friend. “I got to be a faiwy!,” she said excitedly, hugging Jem. Zombie Jem smiled. “I saw,” he told her happily, “You looked amazing dancing with the other fairies. But I think we ought to head back.” The little teddy nodded. “Yeah,” she agreed, “I think you’re wight. Let’s so see if that cwazy bear is still out there.”

Zombie Jem took the little teddys paw and they walked through dark cave again to get back to the forest. Teddy Tedaloo was waiting at the cave’s entrance for them. He smiled as they approached them. “Did you see the teddy fairies?” he asked the little teddy. She and Zombie Jem relayed the story of what had happened deep in the cave. Teddy Tedaloo nodded. “Yeah,” he said knowingly, “That’s what I thought.” Zombie Jem looked at him curiously. “What do you mean, Teddy Tedaloo?” he asked the bear. “Oh, nothing,” Teddy Tedaloo answered, “Now let’s get you two back home.”

The two travelers followed their guide back through the forest. They didn’t talk much as did; instead they just enjoyed the sounds of the forest. When they reached the forest’s exit where they had first met Teddy Tedaloo, they stopped to say goodbye. “I’m certain we’ll see each other again,” Teddy Tedaloo told the little teddy, “And probably you as well, my undead friend.” He gave the two travelers a hug. “Thank you vewy much for leading us to the faiwy teddies,” the little teddy said as she hugged him. Zombie Jem gave him a hug too and then he and the little teddy walked out of the forest.

The little teddy opened her eyes. She sat up in her bed, a big smile on her face. “What a vewy nice dweam,” she said to herself, “I should meet up wif Zombie Jem and tell him about it.” She got out of bed and went to the living room. Her mommy and daddy were watching t.v. with her siblings. “Oh! Good morning, mommy! Good morning, daddy!” she said cheerily, “May I go to Zombie Jems for a little while?” Her mommy smiled. “Of course you can,” she answered, “Just don’t be out too late.” The little teddy nodded. “I won’t, mommy,” she told her, “I’ll pwobabwy be back for wunch.” With that, she headed out to see her friend.

The little teddy closed the front door to her house and headed towards Zombie Jems cemetery. She noticed a stand in the street across the road that she hadn’t seen before. She went to investigate, and found that it was a news stand. She saw someone in the back of the stand looking through some boxes. “Excuse me,” the little teddy said to the stranger. The stranger stood up and walked over to the stand. He was a jolly looking bear. The little teddy thought he seemed familiar, but she couldn’t place him. “Hi there,” the bear said happily, “I’ve just set up this news stand. I eventually plan to have a full news station, but for now this will do. I have lots to set up still, but here, take a copy of my paper. Free of charge. And please, come back to see me when I’m fully set up.”

The bear handed the little teddy a newspaper. She took a look at the cover page. “The Teddy Tedaloo Times,” she read aloud, “that sounds familwar.” But she couldn’t place it any more than she could place the bear. She shrugged it off and continued on her way to Zombie Jem’s cemetery. She just couldn’t wait to tell him about her dream.

THE END

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Well, there we have it. I do hope you enjoyed the story. Please feel free to leave any feedback in the comments below. And, as always, you can always leave a story idea for me and I’ll try to use it in a story. Thank you all so much for reading. Goodnight!

 

 

 

The Mysterious Restaurant

Oh, hello everyone. Welcome to another story time. I have a very special story. What makes it so special, you may be asking yourself. Well, tonight’s story is brought to you in part by some very nice friends of my sister, Teddy. Their names are Chalky, Cuddles, and Toddy Furrington. They have provided the setting for tonight’s story. Please focus your attention to the pictures below.

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Here we have a very pleasant restaurant. Nothing remotely out of place, right? We shall see.

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The lovely dining area within the restaurant. Lovely, yes? Out of place? I would seem not.

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The bar. Many gather for drinks here every night. It seems completely normal, right?

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The game room. Where many might come for a nice game of pool or cards. Nothing strange here.

Now that we’ve seen this gorgeous restaurant and all she has to offer, let’s get on with tonight’s story. The title of our story tonight is The Mysterious Restaurant. I do so hope you enjoy it.

The Mysterious Restaurant

The  little teddy was hanging out with Zombie Jem in his cemetery. With them also were her little brothers, Fox and Owl, and her sister, Beary. They were in the middle of discussing their next big adventure. So far they had come up with nothing. But that’s when Owl had an idea. “Oh, have you all heard the story of the mysterious restaurant?” he asked everyone. Intrigued, Zombie Jem replied, “No, I can’t say that I have. What about you, PammyBear?” Jem had taken to calling the little teddy PammyBear because she reminded him of a family member from back when he was still alive. “I don’t think I’ve heard that stowy, either,” she answered, “Pwease, tell us the stowy, Owl!”

“The story is that there’s a restaurant that just appears from nowhere,” he began, “Like, you can actually go into this place and eat food and everything.” The little teddy jumped up, excited. “OOH!” she exclaimed, “I wanna go!” Zombie Jem got up and clapped his hands. “Oh yes,” he agreed, “I think this could be quite fun! Do you know where this restaurant shows up, Owl?” Owl shook his head. “Unfortunately, I don’t,” he told them. The little teddy and Jem both dropped their heads, disappointed. “That’s ok,” Fox chimed in, “Beary and I know where it is. We’ve never gone there at night, but we have been there during the day.” the little teddy began jumping up and down excitedly. “Calm down, PammyBear,” Jem told the little teddy, “Why don’t you all head home, get some supplies, and meet me back here when it starts to get dark?”

A couple of hours passed as the little teddy and her siblings got supplies ready for the night’s adventure. They got flashlights, potatoes, and a few jackets in case the weather got bad. They even packed a few lemons for Zombie Jem. As they were headed out the door to meet back at Jem’s cemetery, Fox stopped everyone for a moment. “Let me run back in and get a camera,” he told them, “so that way we can prove it really happened.” He ran in and grabbed his camera and when he came back out, the group set out to meet up with Zombie Jem.

When they got back to the cemetery, Zombie Jem was waiting for them at the gate. “So, are well ready?” he asked his friends. “You bet we are!” the little teddy replied, excited, “Let’s go! Let’s go! Let’s go!” Beary pulled out a map from her backpack that she and Fox had drawn up before they left home. “The pwace isn’t too far,” she explained, “It should onwy take us about twenny minutes to get there.” She took out some flashlights from her backpack and passed them out to her siblings and Jem. They began walking towards the spot where the mysterious restaurant was said to appear.

The walk to the spot was quite pleasant. The friends laughed and joked the whole way. But as they neared the spot where the restaurant was supposed to appear, they saw nothing. No building at all. It was just a group of trees. “I don’t understand,” Jem said to Owl, “I thought it was supposed to appear at night.” Owl shrugged. “I don’t know,” he answered his undead friend, “Are you sure this is the right spot, Fox?” Fox nodded, “Yes, Beary and I went over the map a few times before we left,” he replied. The adventurers waited at the spot for a while longer before deciding to give up. “Well, this wasn’t quite what I was hoping for,” the little teddy sighed, “I guess we should jus go home.” Jem hugged his friend. “It’s ok, PammyBear,” he told her, “We’ll find somethingelse to do.”

The adventurers began walking back when suddenly they felt a strong, cold wind hit their backs. They turned around to see a huge building where the group of trees had just been. It was a lovely building with large sign on the front which read “The Furry Tails Restaurant & Bar”. The little teddy let out a squeal of excitement. “OH OH OH!” she said excitedly, “It’s reawwy here!!” She went to walk towards the building when Beary grabbed her paw. “Hey,” she told her sister, “maybe we should take our time here. We don’t know if it’s safe.” PammyBear shook her head. “But we’re adventuwers,” she replied, “We can’t always worry about if its safe or not.” Beary nodded. “Yeah, you’re wight,” she agreed, “Let’s do this!”

The little teddy opened the door to the restaurant and was not disappointed. The inside of the restaurant was just as beautiful as the outside. But before she and her companions could begin exploring, they heard a friendly voice coming towards them. “Good evening and welcome to The Furry Tails Restaurant and Bar,” a friendly looking bear said the group, “My name is Chalky and I’ll be your server for the night. Follow me and take you to your seats.”

The adventurers followed Chalky to a very lovely table where he sat them all down and began to take their orders. “What can I get you lovely adventurers to drink,” Chalky asked, smiling, “We quite literally have anything you could want.” Before anyone else could speak, Owl asked, “Excuse me? But how did you know we’re adventurers?” Chalky smiled. “Why everyone who comes here is an adventurer of some sort, Honey,” he answered pleasantly, “Now, you seem like a group who would love some hot, fresh tea. How does that sound?” Everyone agreed that tea sounded great. “Alright, give me just a moment and I’ll have that right out,” Chalky assured them.

It seemed that as soon as Chalky had left, he was back. “That was weawwy fast,” the little teddy said happily as Chalky began pouring tea for everyone. “Well, we do pride ourselves in our customer service,” he replied, setting down the tea pot and pulling out a small notepad, “Now what can I get you all to eat. Again, we do have quite literally anything you may possibly want. We even have an abundance of potatoes for you, should you so please.” The little teddy’s eyes lit up when she heard potatoes. “Ooh!” she exclaimed, “Could I have wots and wots of potatoes, pwease?” Chalky laughed. “Why of course,” he answered, smiling, “And for everyone else?”

As everyone else gave their orders, the little teddy began to look around. The whole restaurant had a very familiar feel to it. Almost as if she’d been there before. She looked over towards the bar. The bartender was a very nice looking gentlemanly bear. Chalky must have noticed her looking, as he said to the little teddy, “That’s Toddy. He’s a fine bartender and such a gentleman. I believe you will all make his acquaintance later on tonight.” When he had finished speaking, Toddy smiled and gave a small wave to them. The adventurers all smiled and waved back. They were all loving this mysterious restaurant.

It took a little longer than when she got drinks, but Chalky returned with their food much quicker than they expected. They had gotten a variety of foods from all over the world. And yet, in seemingly no time at all, here was their server, with all of their food. “Now that’s what I call fast,” Zombie Jem said, surprised. Smiling, Chalky replied, “Of course. As I said, we pride ourselves in our customer service.” Beaming and slightly drooling, Fox said, “I can see why. You’re vewy good and vewy fast!” Chalky gave a small nod. “Which is exactly what such fine guests as yourself,” he said before walking off.

It took the adventurers some time to finish all of their food. But they left not a single crumb. “That was some might fine food,” Jem was saying as Chalky came back to collect everyone’s dishes. “I hope everybody had a pleasant meal,” he said as he began picking up the dishes. “Oh we did!” the little teddy said happily, “Those were some weawwy good potatoes!” Beary nodded. “And my paella was super nummy,” she added, “and Owl’s piewogis!” Owl nodded in agreement. Chalky smiled proudly. “And how about your fish and chips, Fox? And your lasagna, Jem?” Both Fox and Jem smiled widely. “It was quite delicious,” Jem told their server. “So was mine,” Fox agreed. “I’m quite glad,” Chalky said as he took their dishes back to the kitchen. He came back shortly after and struck up conversation with his guests.

The adventurers talked for a while with Chalky before he went back to the kitchen. They were all quite full after their meal. “Maybe we should check out the rest of the place,” Zombie Jem suggested, “A building this big must have more than just a restaurant and a bar.” But before they could get up from the table, a voice from behind them asked, “Dessert?” Everyone turned their heads to see another bear headed their way. She was carrying a tray with a rather large chocolate cake and some ice cream. Suddenly everyone was hungry again. “Yes, please,” they said in unison. After setting the tray on the table, the bear said, “I thought you might say that. My name is Cuddles and I handle dessert here at the restaurant.” She smiled and then proceeded to serve up cake to the adventurers. “Would you mind terribly if stayed to share some dessert too,” she asked, “I would love to get to know you all.” Everyone agreed that they would enjoy that.

After dessert, Cuddles came back to clean up the plates. “That was so so yummy,” the little Teddy told her. Cuddles smiled. “I’m glad you liked it,” she told the group happily, “Now, how would you lot like to check out our game room?” The little teddy jumped up from her seat. “Oh yes pwease!” she exclaimed. “I agree,” Zombie Jem added, “I think it would be quite fun to check out the game room.” Cuddles gathered up the dishes from dessert. “Very well,” she said, “allow me to take care of these and I shall return to take you to the game room.”

Soon they were following Cuddles upstairs to where the game room was. When they saw it, they were not surprised that it was just as splendid as the rest of the restaurant and bar. There were two lovely pool tables and a few tables for playing cards. A large fireplace added an air of comfort to the room. “Well, I shall leave you to it,” Cuddles said, turning to leave, “Please feel free to call me should you need anything.” With that, Cuddles left the adventurers alone in the game room. Or so they thought.

Zombie Jem walked over to the wall where the pool cues were and grabbed two. “Here, PammyBear,” he said excitedly, “let’s play!” It was at the point that Fox noticed somebody sitting in the corner of the room. “Look over there,” he said, pointing to the corner. As everybody turned to look over where Owl had pointed, someone sat up and walked towards them. It was a little cow. He was very small and seemed to have no eyes. “Oh h-h-hewwo,” the little cow stuttered, “M-my name is Oo-oo…my name is Oom.” The little teddy went over and gave him a hug. “Oh hi!” she told him, “what are you doing here?” Oom went over to the wall and got a pool cue. “I wike to pw-pw-pway pool,” he told them. “Oh, ho!” A voice behind the group made them jump. They turned around to see Toddy, the bartender walking into the game room.

“Little Oom here is much more than he appears,” Toddy was explaining, “Despite his very small stature, he is probably the best pool player that we’ve seen here at Furry Tails.” Oom walked over to one of the pool tables. “W-w-would someone w-wike to join m-m-m…join me?” he asked. Zombie Jem walked up to the pool table. “Sure,” he told Oom, “Let’s play.” Toddy clapped his paws together. “Very well,” he said happily, “it loos like we have a match!”

Zombie Jem racked up the balls and the game was on. Jem lined up and took his first shot. It was a good one, with one of the striped balls pocketed. “Yes!” Jem exclaimed, “Off to a great start!” But then, to his disappointment, he scratched on his next shot. “Well, that isn’t what I expected,” he sighed. Oom then moved up to the table. “H-h-here we g-g-g-go,” he stammered. He took his first shot. And when he did, Jem knew he had no chance of winning. Oom pocketed three of his balls with his first shot. And then he continued to sink the rest of them, without missing any of them. Within a matter of minutes, Oom had won.

Toddy went over to Jem and patted him on the back. “Oh, now that was a great game,” he declared, “well played, the both of you!” Zombie Jem hung his head. The little teddy went over and gave him a hug. “Teeheehee, cwazy zombie,” she teased, “that was over vewy fast.” Oom took Jems hand and shook it. “Y-you di-d-d-did vewy w-well,” he assured him, “I’m jus b-b-better. Tee. Hee.” Toddy let a chuckle. “Well, I think the poor chap’s had enough games for now,” he stated, “Why don’t you all follow me back to the bar for a Furry Tails nightcap before we close up for the evening?” The little teddy shrugged. “Ok, that sounds good!” she answered, “But do you have to cwose soon?” Toddy nodded. “Oh, yes, I’m afraid we do,” he told her, “It is getting very late.” He looked over to Oom. “Are you coming, Oom,” he asked. Oom shook his head. “N-n-no thank you,” he answered, “I th-think I’m going to pw-pw-pwactice a little.” Toddy nodded. “Very well,” he said with a smile, “We shall see you later.”

In a few minutes, the adventurers were all seated at the bar. “Now,” Toddy started, “what would everyone like? Anything you want, we have.” The little teddy took a minute to think. “Ohh, could I get a hot chocowate, pwease?” she asked, “Wif mini marshmewwows?” Fox nodded excitedly. “Ooh, me too, pwease!” he said happily. Toddy smiled cheerily. “Of course,” he said, “and for the rest of you?” After a moment, Zombie Jem asked, “Could I get some tea? Earl Grey, if you have it?” Toddy nodded. “We certainly do have that,” he replied. “May I have some apple juice, pwease?” Beary asked. “And, I’d like a strawberry milk, please.” Owl added. Toddy nodded again and turned around to start getting everyone’s drinks.

He turned back soon with their drinks all ready. “Dang,” Jem said, “Everyone’s fast here!” Toddy chuckled. “We do our best,” he stated, “Now, drink up!” Everyone tried their drinks. “Oh, this is so so nummy,” teddy said happily. Everyone agreed. “Yes, this is some of the best tea I’ve ever had,” Zombie Jem told him. “Well, I try to make sure everyone who drinks here at my bar has a very pleasant experience,” Toddy replied. “Well, you’ve certainly seen to that here,” Owl answered. To which Toddy said, “Why thank you! We’re all so happy you’ve had a great night with us here.” As everyone had their drinks, they talked at length about many things with Toddy. He was a very interesting bear with many fun tales to tell.

When everyone finished their drinks, Toddy led them all back to the entrance. Waiting for them there were Chalky and Cuddles. Chalky smiled and gave each of the adventurers a hug. “Thank you so much for coming,” he said to the little teddy as he hugged her. “Yes,” Cuddles added, “we’ve loved having you all.” From behind them, they heard the familiar voice of Oom. “I know w-we onwy pwayed one g-g-game of p-p-p…of pool,” he stuttered, “but it was a w-wot of f-f-fun.” He gave everyone a hug, and stood with Chalky and Cuddles. Toddy then proceeded to give each adventurer a big hug himself. “I had a jolly good time chatting with you all at the bar,” he told them, “You’ve all been very pleasant guests. And we truly are grateful to have had you here tonight. Thank you all very much.” The little teddy smiled. “No no!” she said, “Thank you all so so much for being so nice to us! We had a weawwy gweat time!”

The group left The Furry Tails Restaurant and Bar and started to head home. The little teddy turned back to wave goodbye, but the building had vanished. It it’s place was the same group of trees that had been there when the had first arrived. She pointed this out to her companions. “Well I’ll be,” Owl said, “That place really is a mystery.” Fox and Beary nodded. “But it’s a nice mystery,” Jem replied. The little teddy nodded. “I agwee,” she said, “We should go there again.” Everyone nodded in agreement. They then continued their walk home, all the while talking about their experience at The Furry Tails Restaurant and Bar. None of them realized that they not taken a single picture to prove their tale.

THE END

Well that’s it for this story. I do hope you enjoyed it! Please feel free to leave your opinions of the story in the comments below as well as any ideas for stories you would like me to consider. Thank you all and have a very pleasant evening.

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Meet the Author

Hello, everyone. My name is Teddy. You may know me as the author of A Little Teddy Has an Adventure and Some Teddies Meet a Zombie. I am a relatively new author, but I hope to continue my career and make many more stories for you all to enjoy.

There isn’t too much to say about me. I’m a simple bear who loves to read and write. I like most genres of books. As far as writing, I aim to write mostly stories for younger teddies and humens. Maybe someday I’ll make my way into more mature stories. But for now, I like what I write, and I certainly hope you do too.

When I’m not reading and writing, I enjoy watching crime shows with my mommy and daddy. I also enjoy anything involving trivia. I enjoy learning new things, and think it’s a good idea for everyone to learn as much as they can.

Well, I know I’m not overly interesting, but I hope you enjoyed getting to know me a little. I hope you will all enjoy my next story, which I will post sometime either today or tomorrow. Good day to everyone!

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Some Teddies Meet a Zombie

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Oh hello again! Thank you for joining us once again. Since last nights story seems to have gone over well, I thought it’d be nice to give you another. Today’s story is brought to you in part by Zombie Jim [Morrison]. It’s called Some Teddies Meet a Zombie. I do hope you enjoy.

 

Some Teddies Meet a Zombie

          “What do you want to do tonight?” the little teddy was asking her siblings. It had been a few weeks since the little teddy went on her first big adventure. And since then, she had gotten quite a few of her brothers and sisters interested in adventuring. She had taken them on few small adventures, but now everyone was ready for something bigger. “Oh!” her little sister chimed, “We could check out the old cemetery down the road.” The little teddy and her siblings discussed this idea for few minutes. Some were too scared to go, but those who weren’t agreed to get ready for adventuring and head out.

The teddies who had decided to go adventuring met out front of their house after gathering supplies. “Ooh, I brought some flashlights,” the little teddy’s big brother said proudly, pulling a flashlight out of his backpack, “and I brought a ton of fresh batteries, just to be safe.” The little teddy took the flashlight from her brother and started out into the yard. “Fowwow me,” she instructed her siblings, “and stay cwose. It’s gonna get even darker as we move further from the house.” Her big brother took out another flashlight from his backpack. “I’ll take up the rear,” he explained to everyone, “since I’m so big, I can keep watch on everything as we walk to the cemetery.” 

By the time the teddies reached the cemetery, it had gotten much darker. But none of them were the least bit scared. Their previous endeavors had prepared them well. The little teddy left her littler sister, Beary, in charge of snacks; she didn’t want a repeat of her first adventure. Two of her little brothers, Fox and Owl, kept watch on the sides as they walked, just in case something came out of the grass on either side of the group. But nothing did. The trek was steady and pretty uneventful.

The cemetery was surrounded by a large iron gate. It was old and slightly rusted. Vines had grown around much of the gate, giving it quite the ominous look. The little teddy noticed a light coming from the back of the the cemetery. “Do you all see that light?” she asked her siblings, “That light in the back there?” Everyone else peered through the gate and saw the light that she mentioned. Then her big brother Teddy looked up at the front gate and noticed something weird.

          “Look, up at the gate,” he told the rest of the group, “There’s a chain keeping the gate closed.” Everyone looked up and saw that, just as he said, the gate was locked up tight by a heavy chain and padlock. “Then how did someone get in there?” the little teddy asked. “I don’t know, but I think we should probably go,” her little brother owl suggested. The little teddy nodded. “Yes, I think your wight,” she said, “I don’t think we could ever climb or jump this.” And so, a little disappointed, the teddies turned to head back home.

As soon as the group turned around, the heard the sound of the gate opening behind them. The all jumped and spun around to see the silhouette of someone walking towards them from the now wide open gate. Now getting a little scared, the teddies all huddled together as the shape continued to move towards them. “Someone, quick!” Fox yelled, “shine a light on whatever that is!” The little teddy and her big brother both shined their lights on the figure. Then they all screamed.

“ZOMBIE!” the teddies yelled in unison. They turned to run when, to their surprise, the zombie spoke. “Would you like some tea?” the zombie asked. Quite befuddled by the strange, speaking zombie, the group slowly turned back around. What they saw was a surprisingly friendly looking zombie holding a teapot. “Hello, everyone,” the zombie smiled, “please, do come in and have some tea! I’ve just brewed a fresh pot.”

The group of teddies cautiously followed their undead host to the back of the cemetery, where he had set up a small campfire. The all sat down around the fire and the zombie handed each a cup and filled it with tea. He then sat down with his own cup. “My name is Jem,” the zombie introduced himself, “It’s a pleasure to meet you all.” He got up and gave each of the teddies a hug. Surprisingly, he gave very nice hugs for a zombie. “Why do you live in this cemetewy?” the little teddy asked him. Jem then gave the a little bit of his backstory.

Jem had been a musician a long time back. He used to perform for many people all over the world. He had played for some of the most important people around during the time when he was still living. He had died tragically in a way that he felt the teddies did not need details on. “I don’t remember much about being dead,” he explained to his now entranced audience, “But I do remember waking up here about five years ago. I’ve lived here ever since.”

“So, you’re just a wandom zombie wiving in our cemetery, dwinking tea?” Beary asked, “And this tea is pwetty good, by the way.” Jem walked around and proceeded to boop every teddy on the nose. “Yep!” he said happily, “I just live here in this cemetery. I don’t really eat much, so I just drink tea and collect potatoes.” The little teddy’s ears perked up at the utterance of potato, the favorite food of the teddies. “Did you say potatoes?” she asked, excitedly, “Because I wove potatoes!!” The zombie’s eyes lit up. “Oh, follow me,” he instructed the adventuring teddies, “have I got something to show you!”

The teddies followed Jem to a group of large trees nearby where they were just sitting. Behind the trees was a sight that stopped all the teddies in their tracks. Sacks and sacks of potatoes, boxes of potatoes, and loose potatoes littered the ground. There had to be thousands of potatoes. The little teddy had never seen so many potatoes. Upon seeing the looks of excitement on the faces of so many adorable teddies, the zombie couldn’t help but get excited himself. “Look,” he told the adventurers, “I know we just met, but I want you all to have these potatoes.”

The teddies just stood there in awe. They couldn’t believe their ears. Owl had fallen out of the sky when he heard. “Don’t leave me hanging,” Jem laughed, “Do you want the potatoes or not?” The little teddy couldn’t help herself. She ran up and hugged the zombie as big as she could. “Oh! Tha’s so nice! I jus wanna boop your nose and eat these potatoes!” said excitedly as she started to boop the zombie’s nose. Seeing their sister get so excited, the other teddies ran over and started gathering some potatoes. They thanked their new friend and started home.

But the little teddy had decided to stay there with her new friend. They stayed up all night, eating potatoes and getting to know one another better. The little teddy hadn’t planned to make a new friend on her adventure to the cemetery. And yet, that is exactly what had happened. She had met a zombie. And to her surprise, he wasn’t a scary monster, but a rather nice guy. And after a while of talking, the little teddy decided that this was a friend who would be fun to go adventuring with. “Oh, we should go expworing one day,” she told Jem, “It would be so much fun!” Jem nodded his head happily. “Yes, I agree,” he replied, “I would very much like that!” The teddy stood up. “We’ll have to discuss detail water,” she said, picking up her backpack, “I need to head back home.”

Jem walked the little teddy to the edge of the cemetery. “I do hope you’ll come visit me again!” he told her excitedly. The little teddy smiled as big as she could. “Oh I definitewy will!” she told him, “I weawwy want to go adventuwing wif you!” She started to walk home, but stopped suddenly. “Everything ok?” Jem asked. The little teddy took off her backpack and started rummaging through it. She pulled something out and started to walk back towards the cemetery. “Evwything’s fine,” she told Jem, “I just wanted to give you this.” She reached her paw out and handed her new undead friend a lemon. “Just in case you need it,” she explained. Jem happily took the lemon and beamed. “I’m sure I will need it,” he replied happily, “Thank you very much! I’ll see you later!”

After a few more minutes of hugs and boops, the little teddy headed home. The walk home was pleasant and it gave her time to eat some potatoes and think about her new friend and the adventures they were sure to go on. By the time she got home, she had already planned multiple adventures for her and Jem to go on. When she reached the door, her daddy opened the door and picked her up. “Your brothers and sisters say you’ve had quite the adventure today,” he said as he brought her inside, “why don’t you come tell us all about it?” The little teddy was very excited to tell them all about her latest adventure.

THE END

 

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