by Bob Francis
Once upon a time there were three bears. They lived in a little cottage in the middle of a deep green forest. One day, they decided to take a walk before breakfast to work up an appetite. They had hardly been gone a minute when in walked a little girl named Goldilocks.
Goldilocks had wandered into the deep green forest and couldn’t find her way home. She stopped at the little cottage to ask for directions, but no one answered. Goldilocks looked around and saw three bowls of porridge sitting on the little table in the kitchen. She was tired and hungry and decided not to waste the food (even if it was just porridge).
She tried the first bowl, but it was too hot.
She tried the second bowl, but it was too cold.
“Mmm…” they said when they were done. “She was just right. So much better than porridge.”
Bob Francis is a writer. He lives in Belvidere, IL.