The sunny morning didn’t feel right on a day like this. It was the day that the dead visited Earth. Yeah, ghosts. They sound terrifying but they are usually just annoying. Anyway, I’m Carrie Smith, one of the lucky living people who get to deal with ghosts on Halloween. First, I get to wake up to a really loud call.

“Wake up!” General Monty yells at me. “Time to get up!”

Trudging out of bed, I can smell breakfast cooking downstairs. That usually gets me a jump start in the morning. 

“Food is ready, Carrie!” Lady Sizzle calls. “It’s ghost bacon and scrambled eggs!”

After breakfast, I go to my room, where my clothing is already picked out for me by some little ghost girls. Then I head off to school, where ghost children are going to class like everyone else.

“The answer is 62!” They call out during math. “Or 57.  I can’t remember.”

When I get home from school, a huge celebration is in my house. Ghosts are partying to music, eating food, and causing a huge mess!

“Stop!” I yell. “Get out now!”

“Aww man!” One ghost said. “Such a buzzkill!”

Then, all the ghosts clean up and leave. I know I made them sad but they do this every year! After they leave, they usually go get ready for trick or treating. Everyone goes as a ghost on Halloween. It’s the one day everyone can be the same, even the dead. 

“I want candy!” Annoying little kid ghosts screech. “I want it now!”

They collect lots of candy and at midnight, they go back to Ghost Town. That means I have to wait a whole 365 days until I have to deal with them again. Despite me being annoyed, I always miss them after they leave.

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Melissa Taggart
Melissa Taggart(@melissa-taggart)
11 months ago

This is a fun story, Leyla. I like how you took us on another route here. When we typically think of ghosts we often picture just scary paranormal things, barely materialized. Here they sound quite annoying and bothersome. I think you did a great job putting a twist on, in my opinion, a thing that all too often gets thought of in one light. Great work!

Last edited 11 months ago by Melissa Taggart
Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
11 months ago

Your story is unique, Leyla. It’s scary and funny. I enjoyed it.

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
Reply to  Leyla Unerli
11 months ago

You’re welcome, Leyla.

Ayah Mateen
Ayah Mateen(@ayah-mateen)
11 months ago

I don’t know if you did this intentionally or not but I love how you didn’t give much time to transition from place to place. One second she’s sleeping, then she eating, there’s school, and then a party and it all just happens one right after the other.

It really gives the impression of a chaotic day!

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Paul Lewthwaite
Paul Lewthwaite(@paul-lewthwaite)
11 months ago

Funny, annoying, demanding ghosts – great spin! You also captured that post, mad-party feeling, the one where you wish it would stop, but when it does you realise you miss it.

Dipayan Chakrabarti
Dipayan Chakrabarti(@dipayan-chakrabarti)
11 months ago

Leyla, you’ve quite successfully incorporated scary beings such as ghosts in your story in accordance with the traditional Halloween spirit. Well done!

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