Posts Tagged "Spiders"

Lost In Ghostville

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 8-12, Scare-o-Meter: 5

Lost In Ghostville

SNATCH A STORY   Chapter Five of Lost in Ghostville: …Leaving the haunted hotdog, I peeked into a couple of doors. All I found was a broom closet and a bathroom — another girls’ room. “Don’t tell on me,” I said. “I’m going in.” I pushed open the door. It was too dark to see and after a couple of steps I banged into the sink. Something skittered up my arm and over my shoulder. “What was that?” I ran back out into the hall, shaking my arm and brushing wildly at my back. “Get it off!” Vicki cringed. “Hold still.” “Get it off!” She hesitated, then finally let out a shriek and as her eyes...

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The Problem with NOT Being Scared of Monsters

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 7-10, Scare-o-Meter: 2

The Problem with NOT Being Scared of Monsters

SNATCH A STORY   The following is an excerpt from the forthcoming chapter book, FOM: Creature in the Basement (a spin-off of the popular picture book The Problem with NOT Being Scared of Monsters)… “Constance! Constance!” I turn to find my little brother standing on his tiptoes on the couch. “Geebs, calm down. It’s just a spider,” I say. The spider is standing in the middle of the living room floor. And that is more than Geebs can handle. “Get rid of it! Get rid of it!” he screams at me. “Why don’t you get rid of it?” I snap back. “NO!” he screams as if the spider has just landed...

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