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Once on a stormy night in a misty , gloomy island filled with monsters and killer clowns . Thunder crashes and lighting flashes hitting stones and trees . In the small forest filled with thorns and big brown bears . Deep in the forest, there was a small cave filled with bats and vampires . Hives field with the beating of small wings of bees . No human has been there before. But on this night a family with one baby girl and 2 ten year old boys washed ashore from a lighting storm hitting their boat .Then they awoke from...
Oh hello, I'm Jake Erikson. I'm eleven and I live at some apartment here at Shining City. Shining City is known as the most cheerful place in the whole world. Every week we celebrate festivals that aren't even important just like (festival), (festival), and (festival) but none of it matters because a few more days Halloween will take over Shining Town. I mean c’mon everyone likes Halloween except for Principal Dan. You can sense it in his name D-a-n, sounds like a made-up name if you ask me....
Have you ever gone shopping for a corset? Soon after I’d started poking around in the real and for true vampire community, I received an invitation to a vampire ball from a fellow called BlackSwamp. To be celebrated on Halloween night, “A Midsummer Night’s Scream” proposed the most diverse, splendid, and confusing dress code I’d ever seen. ...
“My name is Kathy,” the littlest girl at the sleepover spoke as everyone gathered around, “and I have a scary story to tell.” All the girls from Kathy's new school had gathered for a slumber party the night before Halloween. With excited chatter, they discussed their costumes for the big day. Kathy had chosen a long, black dress with a black mask and black shoes; her strange costume, however, comes with a story. “Last Halloween, I lived in another town where there were no strangers. On Halloween morning, I dressed into my pr...
Stacy could not believe she had promised her mother she would go trick or treating with her younger sister. She was eighteen now and had nearly begged her mother to allow her to go to Clive Owens Halloween party, but no, she had to accompany her little bratty sister on her trick or treating. Her mother had even dared to get her sister to bring along some friends while not allowing Stacy to spend time with hers. It would have been better if Grandmother would have still been there, she always took Stacy’s...
I asked my mommy and daddy if it was okay and they said “yes” as long as I brought poop bags. So, I was dressed up as a butterfly and was happy. I had on green stalkings, green shoes, a gold shirt, and multi-colored wings, which my mommy made for me. Homi didn’t have a costume, but that’s ok. I would just tell people he was a weird looking bee and we were flying onto daffodils. I live in a suburb. I’m not sure what that means, but it’s nice. So, Homi and I go to our first house and...
Molly rang the door bell.She pressed the door bell at least five times in a row until her sister Annie told her to stop. Annie told Molly it was rude to ring someone’s door bell more than once. An elderly woman soon answered the door. She wore a witch's hat and green face paint. ...
There was no moon this night, just a cool gentle wind. Horteignquas responded to the cool, raised her wart filled chin to enjoy this natural refreshment. It was a mere moment, and then her duty came to chase her revery away. She scanned the hill of marble and plaster grave markings and began to float over a row. At each carved monument, her wrinkled features grimaced, pulling her crooked features close to her nose. A faint light, barely discernible looked to be dropping from her face, down her chest, to hi...
Ah, Halloween, a spooky season indeed. Halloween is an annual holiday celebrated each year on October 31, this celebration is observed as a spooky event usually celebrated by children. Though it’s barely acknowledged by some, some usually celebrate by handing out candy to the young fellows of the neighborhood, trick-or-treating with loved ones in our spooky costumes, or maybe even sharing spine-chilling stories to Tis the season that is quickly creeping upon us. But what tr...
Tommy placed a bright red X on the calendar square. October 31 was his favorite day of the year. This was the one night he could go outside and mingle with the other kids. Giddy with delight, Tommy did his chores while whistling his favorite Halloween silly songs.He carefully brushed his favorite blue fedora hat then tucked a jaunty pheasant feather under the band. He admired his handiwork, pleased that the hat now looked festive for this special night. He ironed his pillowcase for collecting candy. Tommy then did hi...
THE MANSION OF TRICKS WITH TREATS “This place is a lot bigger than I thought it was.” Jenny parked her bicycle and got off. she pulled her witches had down over a head full of blond hair. The house was decorated from the yard to the porch. Spider webs with huge black spiders hung from the roof. The yard was full of grave stones and ghosts. Even the trees were decorated wi...
It was on a very cold Halloween night years ago in a three level older home that was rumored to be haunted in a very small community of the Midwest.We had the bottom half with two other renters above us.I was well prepared for the town's children that evening with bowls full of candy and a porch light that welcomed so many trick-or-treaters that I had to turn the light off well before 9:00p.m.The next few hours were spent watching a few Halloween classics while enjoying the last few candy bars I put aside for myself.
"Raisins! What kind of people give out raisins on Halloween?" protested Mark."People with no taste, that's who! Next year we're definitely skipping that house" replied Donny."Without a doubt!" agreed Travis.The three boys had been friends since first gra...
The Halloween afternoon block party broke up around five-thirty, and groups of little spooks, dressed in their most creative costumes, started. My Sammy joined six others close to his age and led by another parent. I stayed at home to answer our door since my husband was working late. Sammy with his friends came to ‘trick-or-treat’ at our house early, thanked me and were on their way. &nbsp...
"He's too old for trick or treating", thought Jordan. He had his suspicions that his mother was behind the arrangement. She could be counted on to stand up for him since she doted on the baby of the family. Cliff resented the idea of spending Halloween night with his annoying little brother, but at least his girlfriend Jenny was tagging along. Or at least he hoped she would decide to be his girlfriend after tonight. "We can't forget to go by Mrs. Flannigan's house, she has full sized Snickers bars this year!" Jordan sensed ...
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