“Jollybean” the Demon

My daughter “Sham”, eight years old, read my other post “Scary Night”. She liked it a lot and was so amused by it… Today, she came excited with an idea, “Dad, I want you to share my own story with your friends”. She meant my WordPress friends. Since she had shown some special skills in composing stories, I’m here publishing her own story without any alteration – her own English words and style.

P.S., Sham in Arabic slang means Damascus (the capital of Syria)

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“Jollybean” the Demon

By Sham Al Karbi

The men were chatting in the sitting room. Up was a woman with a baby called “Zain”. While the men were chatting, the electricity was turned off and thunder was heard. A demon came in holding a knife with blood and flesh on it. The demon went upstairs knowing the woman and her child was there. The demon threatened her that if she didn’t guess his name in three days, he’ll take Zain her child. The woman was devastated, really devastated, and felt like crying.

The first day, the women thought of every name she knew and told it to the demon. But he just laughed cruelly and went.

Second day, before the demon came, the woman let her husband go to find the weirdest names he ever heard and write them on the paper she gave him. When her husband came back, he told her he didn’t find any name. But on the mountain, in the witch’s forest, he saw a demon near the tinny cottage singing “la la la, my name is Jollybean and the woman will never guess”. The woman clapped her hands happily. But the demon didn’t come because it was raining.

When the demon came back next day, the women pretended that she didn’t know his name. She said, is your name Jolly? Or is it Bean? No, laughed the demon. Then is it Jollybean asked the woman.

WHAT?! Screamed Jollybean and vanished forever because he was frustrated of his situation.

The End

62 thoughts on ““Jollybean” the Demon

  1. Sue W-Nan's Farm

    I love her version of Rumpelstiltskin. I am so impressed with her writing skills and I have read very many children’s writings in my time. Her punctuation, wow, for an eight year old it is more than excellent. You must be so very proud of her Mohamad.

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    1. Mohamad Al Karbi Post author

      Me and Sham thank you very much, Sue. Your words and comment means a lot. Personally, I’m not aware of Rumpelstiltskin version. I also have to mention that there were some help from her Mom especially with punctuation!


  2. mainepaperpusher

    That is an excellent story. Imagine a demon named Jollybean! Jolly was not very jolly at all! He was very mean to the woman! Sham, you did a wonderful job with this story. I hope you write more stories and have your Dad post them here. Sending hugs from the United States!!

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  3. ren

    I love that story, Sham. Especially the synchronicity of how the husband went to find names and came back with only a story of a demon singing on the mountain. If the woman had not thought to ask her husband to go find names, he never would have heard the demon singing out his own name.
    Thank you for creating and sharing…..
    I would like to read more Sham stories. Oh, and daddy stories too!

    Liked by 2 people


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