I Walked up to the Castle Today

It was thrilling.

Our town has an old castle (more like a fort) where everyone used to flee when invaders or pirates would come.

I needed some exercise so I went up the road to the castle this morning.

I pretended I was being chased by invaders.

"Run, run," I said to the other tourists walking up. "They're coming for us. Run as fast as you can."

When I got to the top, I pulled out my imaginary spear to defend myself. I wouldn't be taken alive.

Not today.

Not when I have so much to live for, like we are having lunch in the next town over at one of our favorite restaurants. I'm not just going to give that up because of some stupid invaders.

"Take that," I screamed, waving my imaginary spear. "Take that!"