Crizzles

 Karl Anders: adapted from Land of the Lawn Weenies by David Lubar

<i>Never</i> let yourself let yourself get caught alone with a crizzle," Danny's grandfather told us late that evening. It was the first thing he'd said to me since I had arrived at Danny's two hours prior. Up until then, he'd just stared mindlessly out the window. I looked at Danny, puzzled. He looked back at me and shrugged, then asked his grandfather,
"What's a crizzle?"
"Isn't it time for your walk?"