(The setting ....A campfire, children gathered around, laughing and talking. The fire crackling and the smell of roast marshmallows on sticks fills the air. ' To be read in a spooky, whispery type voice.)
Gather around the fire children Let me tell you about a tale It happened to me on All Hallows Eve And it's gonna thrill you Chill you and yes ..... It might even will you To never venture out again! Do you feel the hairs on your neck Start to rise when you get a fright? No did you say? Then kids you're gonna feel it tonight! Have you heard of the Devil's Pathway? If you go down that way You'll never come back they say It's the pits of HELL, forever lost, wandering You can scream You can cry You can beg but no-one's gonna hear you They just laugh!
Sssssh! What was that noise I just heard? Over there in the bushes Quickly children come closer to me I think it's a messenger From the black angel himself He preys on little kiddies Such as yourself!
When you feel those little hairs I mentioned on your neck Start to rise and you tremble It's the devil coming and he's about to Grab you Jab you and kebab you On his bar-b-que tonight!
Hahaaaaaheeeeeeeee ahhhhh You're looking a little green there Did something give you a fright?
The Devil's Pathway got ME you know I was out on Halloween night just like yourselves Door knocking with my friends We took a short cut through the woods I was chased by witches A scary, screeching bunch I was terrified So I ran and ran and RAN Right down to the Devil's Pathway What was I to do? I was lost Yes lost and scared out of my wits I had no idea Where I'd come from Run from Begun from so I dashed along The Devil's Pathway and I'm still there tonight!
Did I hear you laugh and say That I'm here Right now? Telling my tale to silly young children Such as yourselves? Wellllll.............. I'm NOT you know! I'm still there walking the Devil's Pathway Oh yes I am AHAHAHAHAAAAAA AAAARRRGGHHHHHHHeeeeeeeee! You don't BELIEVE ME? Then let me show you I'm going to take you there now! Oh yes RIGHT NOW!.......come along children And we're.... Gone!
(The setting .... A lonely campfire almost burnt down to cinders. A single child's shoe lying nearby. Silence.)