Jackson Penned Grisly Play Starring His Kids
Written in 2006, play sees kids confront, befriend murderer
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 28, 2009 6:23 PM CDT
Michael Jackson departs the Santa Barbara County Courthouse after the first day of defence arguments May 5, 2005 in Santa Maria, California.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Michael Jackson wrote a bizarre play in which his own children confront a child murderer—and discover he’s not such a bad guy. Acquired by News of the World with other memorabilia and papers, the play stars Paris and Michael Prince II Jackson, who enter the “endless black forest” in search of a man who murders children with a “sling blade." Jackson wrote the play in 2006, a year after he was acquitted of child abuse charges.

When the children find the murderer’s house, he sneaks up on them, stabbing Paris and frightening Prince into an apparently fatal asthma attack. Then the poorly spelled story abruptly changes, as the man carries the wounded children back to his house and nurses them to health. Paris is described as feeling "safe and loved by him." Finally, "Prince says thank you they exchange smiles and we see him."