Pixels & Pages

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OCTOBER 25, 2012
Ms. Wright and the Scary Story
 Ms. Wright was teaching her freshman English class and had just assigned them to write a scary story. Somehow a conversation got started about ghosts and one of the students named Katrina asked, “Ms. Wright, do you believe in ghosts?”

“No and if anyone writes their story about ghosts they will fail the paper,” said Ms. Wright.

Ms. Wright was a crabby old lady who was anything but nice to her students or to anyone.

Later that night Ms. Wright was taking a walk and it became very foggy and quite hard to see. Ms. Wright was just about to turn back when she heard a bloodcurdling scream and someone yell, “Why do you not believe in us?”

“Who-Who’s is there?” stammered Ms. Wright.

“It is me, Mark,” stated Mark.

“Is it you, Mark?” questioned Ms. Wright.

Mark was Ms. Wright’s husband whom she killed.

“Yes, now why don’t you believe in ghosts?”questioned Mark.

“But that is not possible because ghosts aren’t real.”

“So, you’re saying that I’m not really here.”

“Yes, as soon as I close my eyes and then open them, all of this will be a bad dream.”

“Have it your way then.”

Ms. Wright walked back to her house only to find a disaster. On the center of the floor when she came in was the name Mark. She screamed and ran up to her room. Just as she was about to fall asleep Ms. Wright heard someone yell, “Susan, Susan, do you believe in ghosts now?”

“No, never.”

Out of nowhere chalk dust dumped on Ms. Wright.

“Susan, be nicer to your students or quit your job.”

“Okay,” said Ms. Wright and scrambled out of bed, out of her house, into her car, and drove away.

At Katrina’s house Katrina told her friends, “I think we can write our stories about ghosts and Ms. Wright won’t mind at all.”

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