Ghoultastic DreamπŸ‘»

Submitted into Contest #98 in response to: Write a story involving a character who cannot return home.... view prompt

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"I dare you to visit the Haunted House, the Ghoolburg Castle. If you do that, we will stop teasing you." Nick, the fattest kid in the group said simply. "So are you in or...are you a scaredy-cat?" That made me angry. I am not a chicken.

"Okay, so you want me to visit the Ghoolburg Castle? That's it? I will, and to prove it, I will take a picture with me near the Ghoolburg Castle." I exclaimed, desperate to prove myself brave, and not a scaredy-cat. I grabbed my car keys and left the boys bickering among themselves. "Me?! A scaredy-cat?! As if, just you wait boys. Like come on, it's just a castle, with a weird name. Simple...I wonder where the Ghoolburg Castle is...I should probably do some research on it." I spent the rest of the day researching about Ghoolburg Castle, and surprisingly, there wasn't very much data on it. Only the address and that it used to belong to Maria Ghoolsmith. "Huh, such a weird name." I packed my bags and a few energy bars and hit the road the next thing in the morning. Oh, excuse me, I forgot to introduce myself.Β 

My name is Addair Pederson. I am 17 years old, and ever since I got the Mathletic Award in the nation, these boys have been teasing me for being a geek and for looking like one too. I strongly disagree with looking like a "geek". Geeks have geeky glasses, don't wear fashionable clothes (I do, I am a "geek" in fashion), or wear cool hairstyles. Well, Moi, does all of the above! So that doesn't classify me as a geek.Β 

Going to the Ghoolburg Castle wasn’t easy. There were many obstacles I had to overcome. I had to go over boulders and a rickety bridge. One moment, I thought I was going to quit, but...then, the boys would tease me again. β€œNo more teasing! No more teasing!” I chanted and made my way across the rickety bridge. And for the boulders? Well.... when I had to go across the rickety bridge, I obviously couldn’t use my car to get across the bridge, so I left it behind. So...I thought, why not go rock-climbing while we are at it.Β 

It took me an hour to get to the Ghoolburg Castle after rock climbing. And when I reached the castle, you wouldn’t believe me until you visited the Castle yourself. Some signs said β€œDANGER”, β€œGHOULS IN PLACE”, β€œTURN AROUND AND RUN”. Those signs gave me the chilies. I decided I would hurry up and get my picture so I can go back home.Β 

*CLICK* I took my picture but then suddenly something moved behind me, and then the next thing I know, I am knocked down to the ground. I yell β€œHELP! HELP!” but no one answered, well, except this eerie sound. β€œDoooooon’t waaaaasteee yooooourrrr breaaaaathhh.” That was the creepiest sound I ever heard in the history of creepy sounds. Then, everything went black.

I must have woken up after an hour and then suddenly a ghost appeared, RIGHT in front of me. I screamed on the top of my lungs, β€œAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH, MOMMY HELP ME. GHOST!” 

β€œExcuse me?! I’m not a ghost! I am a GHOUL.” The β€˜ghoul’ flipped her hair….but honestly, she wasn't pretty...frankly, she was ugly.Β 

β€œWhat’s a ghoul? Is it like a girl ghost?” I asked, completely lost.Β 

β€œNo, a ghoul is a dead human that feeds on dead bodies.” She licked her lips as I looked in disgust. β€œAaah, dead humans, YUM.”She made a dreamy face. β€œBut live humans are even yummier.” She muttered this.Β 

β€œEww,” I thought to myself. Who eats dead bodies, well A GHOUL OF COURSE. Just then a scary thought popped into my mind. What if...she ate me? Without thinking twice, I jumped onto my feet and ran for it. But fun fact, ghouls are faster than Addair’s.Β 

β€œWhere do you think you are going?” The ghoul asked me. β€œAt Least tell me your name and address so I can hau-err, I mean see you.” She corrected herself.Β 

Don’t ask me why, but I just told a ghoul my address and name, β€œMy name is Addair Pederson. I live at 15349, NW 10th place.” I told the ghoul and left, completely forgetting about the dare. After I was halfway home, I realized that I forgot to take a picture inside. And I realized that I JUST TOLD A HUMAN-EATING GHOUL MY ADDRESS AND NAME. I couldn’t make it back to the castle in time before midnight so I decided I would return the next day.Β 

β€œArgh, such a waste of time,” I said. I turned into my driveway and to my surprise, the ghoul was there. Right there, waiting for me. I had no time to find out if she was waiting for me, I turned back and drove fast to my friend’s house. It would be the only safe option...until tomorrow.Β 

β€œSusie? Are you here? Open up, please.” I banged on her door, scared to be alone in a dark place. Now because of that ghoul, I have Nyctophobia. GREAT. Susie finally opened the door and I ran inside. I explained to her all about the dare and how I had to visit Ghoolburg Castle. She had no idea what Ghoolburg castle was (like me). She wasn’t really scared about the signs as she thought I was exaggerating but when I reached the ghoul part, she screamed. Yes, she screamed, she got 10 flashlights, 20 batteries, food to last for 17 days, 6 books, and 3 blankets. She took one of the blankets and hid inside. She gestured to me to come too, I shrugged and decided to join her.Β 

------------------------The Next Day---------------------

β€œSusie, I’m going to leave, ok?” I said goodbye and made my way to Ghoolburg Castle again.Β 

β€œBye! Good luck!” Susie said.Β 

I drove to the rickety bridge and got out of my car. It was more dangerous than before. I reached the boulder and oddly, there was no boulder. I shrugged and made my way to the castle. There, the ghoul was waiting for me. It was a scary sight. She had a big knife and THEN…

β€œAddair? Get up, honey! It’s time for school!” My mom said. I yawned, that was a scary dream. Almost too real.Β 

β€œSo that’s when my mom woke me up...But I think the ghoul was going to eat me, FOR SURE.” I said, shivering.Β 

"Addair, what an odd dream, a scary one too!" Susie said, laughing.

June 16, 2021 15:47

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Somegenius Kid
02:50 Jun 18, 2021

🧁🧁🧁🧁🧁🧁 I wish we could like report people who spam downvote for no reason. It's so annoying. One day I was at a 380 and now I'm like 340 for no apparent reason. IT's ANNOYIHNG!!! STOP DOWNVOTING EXCEPT WHEN YOU Really need to! (for example, if someone is putting out private info about people then you really need to downvote.) But otherwise I hope people will upvote or just leave the comment section alone.

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Shreshta Writer
03:52 Jun 18, 2021

IKR! THANK you!

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17:59 Jun 17, 2021

Ahh i heard about your break! We don't really know each other but- Byeee! Have a fun break!

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Shreshta Writer
18:01 Jun 17, 2021

YAY! Thank you! πŸ’—

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18:03 Jun 17, 2021

Of course! :D ❀

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Shreshta Writer
18:16 Jun 17, 2021

😊 TOMORROW IS MY BDAY! I am excited. IDK why I am yelling...?

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19:32 Jun 18, 2021

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Shreshta Writer
19:47 Jun 18, 2021

Yay! Thank you!

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Vivek Sehgal
16:38 Jun 17, 2021

i have upvoted all your comments as you have lost a lot, god bless you

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Shreshta Writer
16:54 Jun 17, 2021

Thanks for your help Vivek 😊

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Cole Lane
02:45 Jun 17, 2021

This was awesome! I never thought much about a ghoul vs ghost lol, it is cool that you created some differences and built that into your story so well!! Also, they say if you visit a haunted place that the spirit follows you home. So, if they ask for an address maybe just give them my email address? :D Seriously a wonderful read here!! Thank you for sharing.

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Shreshta Writer
15:18 Jun 17, 2021

Omg, thanks a lot! Lol, I wanted to make my story a bit different!

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Shreshta Writer
15:18 Jun 17, 2021

LOL! And also, yes, email address...I'm pretty sure ghouls don't know how to use the laptop!!!!

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Kendall Defoe
01:33 Jun 17, 2021

You just gave me serious flashbacks! Well-performed, Writer!!!

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Shreshta Writer
15:18 Jun 17, 2021

Thanks a lot!

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Hazel Brown
15:55 Jun 16, 2021

Hii I haven't really commented before, but I want to now. I am very happy you posted your stories again! πŸ’š

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Shreshta Writer
15:56 Jun 16, 2021

It's fine! Thank you very much for your kind words.

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Crazy Writer
15:50 Jun 16, 2021

Yes! Your stories are amazing...don't worry about what others say.

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Shreshta Writer
15:52 Jun 16, 2021

OMG! Thank you!

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Graham Kinross
10:07 Nov 24, 2021

Great work crafting your own mythology. I’m not sure if it’s called a mythology in this case but it was cool.

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Ayush Kakar
12:11 Aug 11, 2021

@Shreshta Writer, you are an excellent writer. Let me guess, are you a teacher? Your bio had a lesson on love, which was better than my teacher's honestly

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Ayush Kakar
12:12 Aug 11, 2021

My teacher scolded the class to get the point of treat others the way you want to be treated, I don't think I remember even a word LOL.

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Shreshta Writer
16:50 Aug 11, 2021

Hello! That's so sweet of you, really but it's quite the opposite you see my age is between 10 to 18. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ So I am not a teacher YET. But really, you've made my day, thank you.

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19:29 Aug 11, 2021

omgg! lol! :)

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Somegenius Kid
02:56 Jun 18, 2021

I upvoted all your comments! Hopes it helps!!!

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#Reader πŸ˜„
15:48 Jun 16, 2021

Thanks so much for re-posting these stories.

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Shreshta Writer
15:53 Jun 16, 2021

THanks!

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Shreshta Writer
15:53 Jun 16, 2021

Happy to have your support!

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