TROLL FAMILY MOVE OUT WEST
written by Debbie Williamson
Troll Daddy came home from working in the factory at Troll Town one Friday afternoon, with a big smile on his face. The Troll children knew something was up because usually after working all day, Troll Daddy was normally very tired.
“Troll Daddy,” asked Troll Sister. “Why are you smiling?”
“What’s up?” asked Troll Brother.
Troll Baby just sat in his high chair looking at Troll Daddy, waiting to find out what was going on.
“We’re moving to Troll Mountain!” exclaimed Troll Daddy, not being able to keep it in any longer.
“Troll Mountain?” asked Troll Sister. “That is so far away.”
“It is only a few days drive,” said Troll Mother, just walking into the kitchen. “What is this about Troll Mountain?”
“I got the job at the ranch in Troll Mountain,” said Troll Daddy, taking Troll Mother by the hand and dancing with her in the middle of the kitchen floor.
“You did!” exclaimed Troll Mother, relieved.
Getting that job at the ranch in Troll Mountain meant so much to Troll Daddy. It came with a huge pay increase and free housing. The Troll family were finally going to be able to get ahead.
“But,” said Troll Brother. “What about our friends?”
“What about them?” asked Troll Daddy. “You will be able to keep in touch with them by email.”
“Email!” exclaimed Troll Sister. “You mean we are actually going to be able to get a computer!”
“A brand new one for each of you,” said Troll Daddy.
“Wow!” exclaimed Troll Brother. “Troll Mountain is sounding good already.”
“I’ll still miss my friends though,” said Troll Sister.
“I know,” said Troll Mother. “However, I’m sure you are not going to have to be missing friends once we get to Troll Mountain.”
“What do you mean?” said Troll Sister.
“You’ll have to wait to find out,” said Troll Daddy, winking at Troll Mother.
The Troll Family only had a few days to pack up their belongings. They were a little sad to be leaving Troll Town but were very excited to be travelling to Troll Mountain. It took them five days of travelling and they travelled through some of the most wonderful country in the world. Troll Sister couldn’t believe how nice Troll Prairies were and Troll Brother almost fell off his seat when he saw a salmon jump from a Troll Lake close to Troll Mountain.
“Get used to that,” laughed Troll Daddy, pulling off the road into a long, windy mountainous road. “There will be plenty of time to go fishing here!”
“Where are we?” asked Troll Sister.
“Home,” said Troll Daddy.
“Wow!” exclaimed Troll Sister and Troll Brother, looking at the beautiful log cabin on the side of a mountain.
“Troll Sister,” said Troll Mother, as soon as Troll Daddy had the van parked in the driveway. “I want you to go take a look inside the barn.”
Troll Sister went into the barn with the rest of her family following behind. Troll Daddy turned on the lights to the barn once they were all inside.
“Oh look at the little Troll Colt,” said Troll Sister, noticing the flicker of a little tail in one of the stalls.
“Isn’t he sweet?” asked Troll Mother.
“Yes he is,” said Troll Sister.
“Well, he should be,” said Troll Daddy. “After all, I bought him for you.”
“You mean he’s mine,” cried Troll Sister.
“He sure is,” said Troll Daddy.
“I’m gonna love it here at Troll Mountain,” said Troll Sister, wiping the tears from her eyes.
“I thought so,” said Troll Daddy, choking back his tears.
“And Troll Brother,” said Troll Daddy. “You and I are going to spend a lot of time fishing and hiking here.”
“Cool,” said Troll Brother, happily.