Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson for September 30, 2012
Alice: My name is Alice Otterloop, and I'm 4 years old. I live in Cul de Sac, a suburban community ringed by a mighty wall and girded by a moat of stagnant traffic. It's placid exterior hides mysteries to chill the blood! Alice: Yonder stand the haunted gazebo, where no one ever dares set foot. Yet, on midsummer's eve, it's suffused with a special light, and the murmured prayers of ghostly druid priests can be heard! Alice: Or the uncanny old lady, a throwback to a time before could de sac! From her kitsch filled yard she beckons, seeking to turn the unwary into small yappy dogs with her dire magic! Grandma: What'd she say? Alice: Alice! Stop being silly and come talk to your Grandma!