the pickle-footed tickle

the pickle-footed tickle lived
beneath the castle keep
with other beings mythical
below the darkest deep
.

he crept upstairs at sunrisefig-1152054_960_720
too small for them to see
and hid himself behind
the bookcase in the nursery
.
peals of joyous mischief rang
when nanny left the suite
the pickle-footed tickle
tickled tiny little feet
.
the pickle-footed tickle
got the blame for lots of things
like leaving toys all strewn about
and leaving bathtub rings
.
and when the pie got eaten
they said he took the first bite
but he never got the credit for
how well they slept at night
.
he left on boxing day when all
they gave him was a nickel
and that’s the last we heard about
the pickle-footed tickle
.

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© 2016 kStan(ly) Lanning
picture by susannp4, courtesy pixabay.com
Daily prompt – mythical
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