Here's a story written by a GL reader for our 13 Days
of Halloween Ghost Story Contest. Let us know what you think and be sure
to check each day for another ghastly tale!
Ellie considered Halloween one of the greatest holidays of
the year. Hanging out with her besties and spending a night running around town scaring
people and getting candy…what could be better?
This year was going to be the best yet. An accident at her
school’s science lab closed down the entire campus, so she was now able to go
with her dad on his business trip to Montana and she was bringing her BFF Renee with her.
After a super long drive through the woods they finally got
to the cabin they were staying in. Ellie’s dad had to leave for his meeting and
was going to get back late, so Ellie and Renee stocked up on snacks and some
chick flicks for the night. They were playing truth or dare and watching Date
Night when a knock sounded.
They paused the movie and listened to see if it was someone
knocking at the door…nothing. They finished the film. Renee left to go to the
bathroom and saw a light flash through the window, so she yelled back to Ellie
that her dad was home.
Renee went out the back door to the outhouse and Ellie got
off the couch to peek out the window from behind the curtain. She saw a figure
walking with a flashlight in one hand and dragging a large sack in the other.
Ellie, realizing it wasn’t her father, quickly dialed Renee’s cell phone.
She waited anxiously and watched the man from the window. As
her phone began to ring, to her horror the man stopped and turned, his flashlight
shining through the window she was looking out of.
Ellie dropped to the floor and pressed herself up against
the wall, holding the phone up to her ear. That’s when she realized someone had
answered it. All she heard was heavy, raspy breathing, then the slow words: “I
She shuddered and pressed herself closer to the wall as the
line disconnected with a long, dull beep. Ellie looked down and saw her hands
shaking. She held her breath, closed her eyes and parted the curtains above
her. When she opened them, she found herself inches away from the face of a
He was young, she noticed, and healthy, but the only things
that really stood out were the axe he carried in one hand and the large,
blood-covered sack that was slung over his shoulder.
Her lungs burned for air as she realized she had not been
breathing. At that moment, the man leapt through the window behind her,
shattering the glass. Ellie passed out.
John was driving home on the twisting, wood-lined road when
up ahead he saw a man with a flashlight shoving a big sack into the back of his
He slowed down. “You all right?” he asked.
The man looked up to him. He was young, healthy looking,
“Yeah, I’m fine,” the stranger replied. “Just got finished
my deer hunting. I’ll be heading home now.”
John drove on and glanced back once more to see the man
tossing the axe on top of the pile in the back of the truck. Twenty minutes
later he pulled into the drive, parked the car, and walked through the door,
not knowing what he would find…
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BY GL READER ON 10/26/2010 7:00:00 AM
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