6th Grade, 3rd Place
by Kaitlyn Mamay, Gatewood (Putnam County)
It was finally Halloween night! Emma, Carl and Jessica were so excited about this day! This was the day they all have been looking forward to. This day was when the frightening stories were told and the terrifying things might happen. But Emma, Carl, and Jessica were not scared at all, at least for now. At school all the kids dressed up in their Halloween costumes. Emma, who was in tenth grade, decided to be a creepy doll. Carl, who was in eighth grade, was a zombie. Last, but not least, Jessica, who was in fifth grade was a witch.
The day started out good for Emma until third period when a horrifying black widow was on Emma’s leg. It was crawling up her leg. Thankfully, after a blood-curdling five minutes, the spider crawled off her leg. The teacher finally caught the spider in two cups and let it back outside. That was only one of the terrifying events. When they got home, they got everything ready for Halloween. They set out all the candy in a ginormous bowl. They also set out their costumes on their beds. During this time, their parents Mrs. Amy and Mr. Bob left for a Halloween party. The three kids were left home alone. They were ready to go trick-or-treating until it started raining. The kids were doing fine until they suddenly heard a door creak. They did not care about it at first. Then it started thundering really loud. Next, the light started flickering. The front door handle started rattling. The kids were scared, and decided to go into Emma’s bedroom and lock the door. They were all freaking out, and they decided to hide in Emma’s closet. They were hiding in there and everything was going well until somebody touched Jessica’s shoulder. She turned around and there was a creepy doll standing there. They all screamed to the top of their lungs, and sprinted as fast as they humanly could out of that closet and into the living room. When they ran into the living room, it was covered in fog, you could barely see anything two feet in front of you. It was that bad. After that the kids settled down a little. The door creaked open, their parents were home! The kids were breathing very heavily because of what just happened. The parents walked in and they asked if everything was ok? The kids replied and said they were fine, and the parents walked further into the house. They were doing fine until someone tapped both of their shoulders. The kids screamed and ran out of the house as quickly as they could. While they were running, they heard screams and then everything was silent. The kids knew what had happened. They were heartbroken! They knew they had to keep on running to the local police station for help. They ran like lightning into that police station. They told the front desk that something traumatic had happened and they needed help. They were sent to the police chief. The kids explained all that had happened to the police chief, Mr. Chad. The police chief then said, “Take me to your house.” The kids told Mr. Chad their address was 1920 Ghost Road. Mr. Chad drove them to that location to investigate. He searched everywhere in the house, but there was no sign of the parents or any blood. After an hour, he said there was nothing important going on, so he left the house. One thing the kids did not know was that the police chief was a ghost, and he helped the dolls in the mystery of the parents. After this traumatizing event, the kids got most things back to normal except for their parents. After this awful day, the kids never liked Halloween again.