Revenge on Leprechauns

For Christmas, my son’s teacher presented us with his best story printed on nice paper, and a laminated illustrated calendar he’d made. It made me laugh so I thought I’d share it here.

Those pesky leprechauns have been bothering us for years. They started surfacing when my kids were little, leaving green piss in the toilet, green footprints all over the place, and springing the traps while they escaped. Last St Patrick’s Day, the leprechaun ran out of luck.


Revenge on Leprechauns

On Saint Patrick’s Day, a leprechaun should have skipped my house. He only made a small mess. But he managed to write a note. Each year, me and my little sister make traps to catch the leprechauns. If you catch one it will turn into a doll.

We have made other traps before. We once made a female leprechaun out of a paper towel core with candy inside it. We also made a leprechaun living room trap with a lollipop, and the hat trap where there is a hat in a box stuck to tape on a pencil holding it up, but only once did this stuff work, and it isn’t the reason he should have skipped my house.

During night, the traps get activated and messes are made and excitement happens when the cat wakes up from his night time snooze. When we wake up, there is a small mess. But we soon discover the leprechaun paid a price that made up for all his years of pranking.

We found a small hat in the cat’s food bowl, so the leprechaun was most likely torn limb from limb by our harsh cat. In fact, he killed a flying bird once, he’s such a good hunter.

So that is the reason why the leprechaun should have skipped my house and I think there will be no more leprechauns in my house next year.

Published by Margaret Dilloway

Middle grade and women's fiction novelist. FIVE THINGS ABOUT AVA ANDREWS, (Balzer + Bray 2020); SUMMER OF A THOUSAND PIES. MOMOTARO: Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters (Disney Hyperion); TALE OF THE WARRIOR GEISHA and SISTERS OF HEART AND SNOW, out now from Putnam Books. HOW TO BE AN AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE was a finalist for the John Gardner fiction award. THE CARE AND HANDLING OF ROSES WITH THORNS is the 2013 Literary Tastes Best Women's Fiction Pick for the American Library Association. Mother of three children, wife to one, slave to a cat, and caretaker of the best overgrown teddy bear on Earth, Gatsby the Goldendoodle.

2 thoughts on “Revenge on Leprechauns

  1. This is priceless– That’ll teach those pesky leprechauns 😉 I would imagine that gift will be treasured for many years to come…I know it would be in my home!

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