Start your story with two characters deciding to spend the night in a graveyard.
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“Bridgemoss Guardians” by Joshua G. J. Insole
She waited for 15 minutes after the sliver of light beneath her bedroom door disappeared. Once she was sure her parents were asleep, Sadie slid the window up and stole down the trellis. The autumnal air swished down into her lungs — crisp, chilly, and delicious. She landed like a cat, crouched, hands on the floor. Sadie didn’t need to jump the last of the way to the ground, but where would the fun be in not doing that?Her ten-speed leaned next to the bins — where she’d left it. With a glance up at the droopy eyes of the ...
“A Haunted Prank ” by ALINA Manha
"Come on Kiyara. Walk faster." Jane, my best friend said as we walked down the street. Aaah what did I get myself into I thought. Yesterday when we were watching a horror movie Jane came up with a plan, that we could go to the graveyard and spend the night there. I didn't want to go there, it was very spooky at night especially on a Halloween night. I shuddered as I thought about it. But I had to say yes because I didn't want her to think that I was scared and didn't want to go. Which was true, I was really scare...
“The Coffin” by Julia Boddie
"Let's go," Rebbeca told her. Magaret did not want to go. She was terrified of graveyards. Rebbeca of course, who wasn't scared of anything, was only doing this because of a dare. Of all people, why did Magaret's best friend have to be a daredevil? "Do I have to go? Why can't you just go by yourself?" Magaret asked. She regretted those words when they left her mouth. She co...
“Freed” by Lina Oz
“Victoria, please.”“This is so stupid. And you know I hate it when you call me that.”“It’s really not. You just have to dig up my grave, burn my bones, and then I’ll be set free.”I stare at my dead sister’s ghost. This is, quite possibly, the worst birthday I've ever had. And that's saying something, seeing as she died on the last one.“And how the hell do you know that’ll work?”“I’ve seen it before.”“From where?”“Er…a T.V. show?”I glower. She rubs her neck. “You have got...
“A strange night (part 2)” by B. W.
Nothing seemed to really happen during the day, all I ever did was go and pick the classes that I wanted to be in since I had forgotten to yesterday. Everything seemed quite interesting on the list.I mostly just stayed in my dorm or walked around a few times, the assistant had told me that I'd start classes the next day. How would that even go through? How would the other ones react to me?I was going to have to try and figure this stuff out, what monster would I need to be? While I was thinking about th...
“Lost” by ✯𝐋𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐚 𝐋𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫✯
LostBy: Haripriya“Are you sure we are not lost?” I asked, looking panicked. I was going to faint any second now. “No! You’re being silly, that’s all! Besides, just because we didn’t go to the cabins like we were supposed to doesn’t automatically make us lost!” Navya said, her voice trembling with fear. I knew that she was scared, but just trying to hide the fact that there was no hope. “Please, tell me the truth, we are lost, aren’t we? Don’t lie to me, it is ...
“Life and Lies” by Writer Maniac
Trigger warning: suicide “Mom will be fine, El.” “No, she won’t! She’s all alone and being alone is very sad.” “I understand your point El, but she likes it alone.” “Don’t be a doofus Melinda, no one likes it alone.” “But…” “No buts. We are going to stay with Mommy tonight.” *...
“On the Tombstones” by Akshaya Sutrave
A chilled bout of breeze, the howl of wolves in the night and the moonlight casting shadows on the sidewalk. Nicholas and I were half hidden in the shadows, our clothes rippling in the wind. We exchanged a look that was part fright and part thrilled. “Definite?” I asked, my voice cutting through the silence.
“A Halloween Miracle ” by Malz Castell
“Hi darling.” “Hey, Tori.” “I’m here. Just like we had decided. Our longstanding date night. Today, our youngest left for college.” “You remembered,” I breathed, not caring that she couldn’t hear me. She didn’t even know I was here. And yet, here she was, just like we had agreed the day the twins were born. The night we were going to spend together, a couple of empty nesters, alone at last after twenty-four years with t...
“No friends” by Ari Berri
Okay, people, please do not attack me if you're religous or offended by this. I'm not trying to offend anybody, it's just a story I decided to write. I know it's not true, okay? Enjoy! It's a lot of dialouge, I know. I come to the graveyard a lot to think. I guess I was thinking too hard, because the gates are locked, and I can’t get out. I don’t mind, though. It’s not...
“Under A Willow Tree” by Echo Sundar
“C’mon sweety.” My grandma told me, sticking out her wrinkly hand. I still didn't move.“You know if this is too much we can go and trick-or-treat.” She assured me. But no one wants to be that kid where even their grandma thinks they're a scardy cat. “I'm..coming.” I stuttered. Trying to get my body to move. I took my grandma's hand and squeezed it with all my might. “There’s nothing to be afraid o...
“What if.......” by Palak Shah
The boughs of the cemetery twisted like contorted bones, writhing in a silent scream. Beneath them lie the cold stones, each marking a dwelling place in which no-one is home. The innumerable flashing fragments shine in the brilliant wintry light, for today there is no weather; no wind, no cloud, just sub-zero temperatures. Even the leaf stems lie white and sharp. Ahead the path glistens like white quartz, yet ice crystal...
“Written on Juniper Leaves” by Scout Tahoe
Meisie can recall all the names of the dead in the Levell Graveyard. She could list them off on her chubby fingers, starting with the ones placed near the entrance gate. The names were carved and darkened by time and shadows to the point of blurriness. Perhaps that’s why she memorized them. One, two, three, four. Five, six, seven, eight. You knew she was an odd child, but when she told Pa there were 109 in all, he threw his head back and laughed. It was an uncommon noise in a graveyard, almost to the point of extinction. ...
“blood and apples, ghosts and apples...” by Syeda Fatima
The epic moonlight shined across the lurched trees in the graveyard. I quietly stood there. Did I really end up getting agreed over a stupid bet with Amelia that I would spend a night in the graveyard? I still couldn’t believe it. But I had to prove myself brave…Entering through the crooked gate, I let out a deep breath. Ah! Sophia. I wish you were with me. I wish you never went lost, a tear trickled through my dry cheeks. My eyes had got used to crying all night in remembrance of my sister, my life… if only she was with...
“Sightings at the Cemetery” by 𝕂𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕖 𝕎.
“I dare you,” my sister told me. “Isa, I don’t really want to go-” “I double dare you.” “But cemeteries are creepy and-” “I’ll give you all my chocolate candies.” This made me pause and reconsider. “All of the chocolates? Including the peanut butter cups?” “Only if you come, Ana,” Isa replied. “Fine, I’ll do it, but only for the chocolates,” I conceded. ...
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