Editor's note: “Did you hear that?” I asked... Those were the words area second-, third- and fourth-graders were asked to use to start a ghost story of their own design. These stories came from Florence Sawyer School, in Bolton, grade 4. Enjoy.

... “Camp at night, all night, but you go home in the morning without breakfast. How hungry will I be?” Raelynn gave me a look, “For how long?” I forgot, it was like the answer was at the back of my head. As soon as I got there, there were ghosts everywhere! I looked behind me. It was the same ghost that was following me, she was haunting me! AHHHHHH!

Madeleine Gallant


... We were about to ring the doorbell of a house and get some candy when I heard cackling. I ran to the other house hiding behind bushes waiting for the witch to zoom by. When she was gone I decided to ring the doorbell. A person emerged from the doorway "Would you like some candy?" she asked. "Yes." I smiled as I walked away with a very full bucket of candy!

Jacqueline Kelley


... Wes. He said, “yes.” We were in the middle of a giant Haunted House when we lost our friends. Then we heard it three more times. A boom, thump and then a scream. We set out to look for our friends. We bumped in to Vaughn and he said that Jonathan and Oliver were inside the attic with the Zombies. We ran up to the attic. It was 1,359 steps. Suddenly there was Vampire behind us. We quickly pushed the door, heard a click and fell into a secret passage way. When we got to the bottom, we found Ali.

Nicholas Costanzo