It was because of Jimmy Pritchett that Abby was a frail ten year old. She was terrified to eat in the cafeteria, so she would sneak food in between classes with her head stuffed in her locker, so no one would see. Her short frizzy curls were sticking out of her locker when she felt a gust of wind on her neck. She was mid-stuffed Oreo in her mouth when someone stepped beside her. Chills went down her spine, as someone whispered in her ear, “I was looking for you at lunch”.
Abby froze. She recognized the voice of Lucifer. In church on Sunday, Reverend Michael said in his crazy preacher yell, “Resist the pull of Lucifer with all your might.” Abby, still frozen, could smell tater tots, the devil’s food. Maybe if she kept her head in the locker long enough she could get him to go away. Then she heard Reverend Michael’s voice again, “If you must deal with Lucifer himself, then face him head on and tell him NO!” She heard the strength of Reverend Michael’s no and took a deep breath to face Lucifer head on.
Abby pulled her head out of her locker and looked straight into Jimmy’s face. Her eyes widened as she saw not one, but two tater tots lodged inside of each of Jimmy’s nostrils. He was double armed! She could feel her undigested Oreos rising, but she was determined not to let the devil win.
Just as Jimmy was about to launch those nasty tater tots, and god knows what else from his freckled nose, straight onto Abby, she let out a huge “NO!!!!” with her teeth jutted out to show her strength.
Jimmy inhaled in shock, lodging the tater tots further up his nose. He then burst into uncontrollable laughter as he struggled to get the tater tots out.
Yes!! Abby smiled at her victory and looked around at the other kids who were hysterically laughing. She laughed with them and they laughed harder.
Jimmy Pritchett screamed through his laughter with the tater tots now in his hand, “Gross!!” He was laughing so hard he began to gag a little. He pointed to Abby’s face and yelled again, “Gross, get it out!!”
Abby confused, looked in the mirror on her locker door, still smiling at her victory, and saw Oreo cookies in every crack and corner of her teeth. It was gross. But as Reverend Michael pointed out, sometimes you have to give the devil a stronger dose than he gives you.