for Halloween Night
fables from scary schoolchildren
County schoolchildren have active imaginations that get a little more
active when Halloween comes around.
kids from The Community School, Hemingway Elementary School and Hailey
Elementary School have boiled up a cauldron of spooky stories and
your own risk!
The Green Ribbon
there was a little girl. She was playing with knives one day. She threw
the knife in the air. It came down and she didn’t catch it. Instead it
cut off her head. They were poor so her mom had to tie a green ribbon
around her neck.
the little girl is all grown up and is married on her honeymoon. Her
husband asked why do you always wear that green ribbon around your neck?
I can’t tell you, she said, but if I die before you die, you can take
it off and see for yourself.
Now at a
very old age she died. Her husband remembered what she had said, so he
started taking off the green ribbon and all of a sudden….HER HEAD FELL
out of everywhere,
leap over them.
over but still burning
and on flicker the lights.
on size but big on light,
night long they glitter.
and large light they spread.
of all nights they glitter.
one of them shines
after night, they give a fright.
Julianna Lamb, Fourth
wind trembles when it comes
The leaves start to blush.
The flowers curl up and hide in its leaves.
The animals go to their dens and go to sleep until the season is over.
Then, slowly the world turns white, cold and hard.
All the houses turn scary, black and orange too.
Then the leaves give up on blushing and elegantly fall and spin to the
You can feel the chill in the breeze that blows your hair
And the fall is here.
It is here.
McKenna Anderson, Fifth
Tim was taking a walk when he saw a house he had never seen. I wonder
what’s inside, he thought? So he went inside.
house it was actually nice inside. He went into the loft. Skulls and
bones were everywhere!
started to panic. Something dripped on his shoulder. It was dark red.
"Blood!" he thought. "It is blood!"
up. A raptor was in the rafters. And he froze with fear.
a normal raptor. It was poisoned by nuclear gas. It spit at him. It
blinded him. Then he felt a stinging pain in his back and fell down.
slammed his head and got knocked out and never woke up.
make Halloween soup
You get a big black cauldron.
You put in boiling water, then
One witch’s broom.
Then two frogs legs, and
Ten pieces of candy, too.
Five bat wings
One dragonfly and
20 yummy fingers and toes.
Stir ‘til it bubbles and sizzles.
Now you have
One Bad Night
a psycho woman was on the loose with Freddy Cougar and a T-Rex. They
were killing everybody on Wayside Street.
Tyler and I were playing his game cube when someone knocked on the door.
I said, I’ll get it, and Tyler said OK.
answered the door and it was Freddy Cougar and the psycho woman. I
screamed for life. Tyler came running to me and guess what he said….AHHHHHHHHHHHHH.
ran into his room and locked the door and turned on his brother’s
stereo as loud as it could go. And when Freddy Cougar heard the music
his ears fell off and walked out the window.
nothing bad happened.
snapping here and there
Gruesome creatures with matted hair,
Transparent ghosts, made to scare,
And eyes from the dark that glow and glare.
Fried chicken on a griddle,
A human strangled around the middle,
A werewolf dying little by little,
A man so mad, he’ll whittle your fiddle.
That’s what’s in the house,
The very spooky haunted house,
With screams that send a chill up your spine
And a vampire smarter than Einstein.
On the door, there’s a "Keep Out" sign.
This door closes with a very loud "Whiinne!"
The very spooky goblins and ghosts
Have slimy blood and gross out most.
I’m sad to say, this is the end of my rhyme.
I just want to say vampires
Drink soda with lime.
A Witch with an
a witch, she has an itch
There’s a ghost, he’s a host
There’s a ghoul, he’s so cool.
He decides to jump into a pool.
There’s a vampire, he’s on bardwire
There’s a skeleton, he’s eating gelatin.
There’s a monster, he’s a nonster.
There’s a goblin, he’s hobblin’ and wobblin’.
Double double toil and trouble
Fire burn and cauldron bubble!
coffins sitting on the ground
Open one up and scream around town.
Two scary bats flying the air
One sucks blood and one has hair.
Long dark night
of us go trick-or-treating
Annette Taylor, Hailey
15 Goblins up in a
goblins up in a tree
Moaning and groaning,
Oh what a sight to see,
Making a sound to rise
The dead from the ground
15 goblins up in a tree
Talking to the ghosts,
Noisy as can be,
Howling and growling,
Waking every living thing
Oh what a sight to see,
15 goblins up in a tree
Screaming and yelling
Making a fright
Until dawns’ early light,
Oh what a sight to see,
Then one by one
They drop from the tree
Now all is silent
Silent as can be.
The Night Before
before Halloween I was laying in my bed and I started to get a feeling
that chilled my blood and froze my skin.
get up for I was too tired and weak even though I was very jumpy right
before that awful feeling came over me.
downstairs and felt a little better. I opened the door of the fridge and
found there was blood all over the milk jug which was full to the top
right before dinner and no one had touched it since—that I knew of.
wasn’t any milk left.
to feel very small and weak. Soon I was on the floor twitching and
squirming everywhere. I couldn’t stop. I was itching and trying to
scream for help but nothing came out.
heard a creak and then I heard moaning and the next thing I knew I saw
the most awful sight.
It was an
old corpse with clammy white hands and warts all over. It was standing
over me and bringing his hands to my neck.
worry, it won’t hurt. It is only a quick grasp of my hands and you
will be just like me."
it in a cold rattling whisper that chilled my blood even more. Then he
brought his hands to my neck and I was dead.
night before Halloween I come and kill…..so watch out because I might
freaky green goblin
My Desk is Haunted
I was sitting at my desk on Halloween, it started to move. When I lifted
up my notebook there was an ugly face! It grabbed me by my neck and
gobbled me up! And I was never seen again.
Broadie Burrell, Third
Halloween and there was a boy named Cody and his friend was named Alex.
They were walking in the night.
a haunted house. Cody told Alex, "I dare you to go in there."
Then Alex said, "What if something happens to me in there?"
And Cody said, "Well, I’ll go get some help." Alex said,
"How will you know if I’ll need help?" And Cody said,
then. He went in there, then Alex started hearing creepy noises so he
ran down the stairs and got outside and Cody was laughing. Alex said,
"Why are you laughing?"
said, "We were making the noises in there because we were playing a
joke on you." Alex started laughing too.
All of a
sudden they heard a noise so they all yelled.
Vanessa Solano, Fourth
pie is in your eyes
lights surround your frights
with green teeth make you say "EEK!"
of candy in your stomach says "Fun, Fun, Fun!"
is not a picture in your mind
cannot describe the faces I see
ever shall I go in a haunted house again.
is haunting a football stadium. I don’t know how it got in but I think
it got in by going through the wall. Then the game began. The ghost went
into the ref’s body and took over his body. The ref went out of
hours the ghost got out of the ref’s body and into one of the football
player’s bodies. He was going offsides and tackling people in the
seats. Finally the ghost got out!
have parties at night.
what a happy sight!
spooky black cats, owls, witches.
suckers, chocolate kisses.
by lantern light.
Barnes’ class, First
Scary, screaming, mischief
People keep him happy,
The Haunted House
normal old Sunday, Alice, Katie, Kevin, Izzie, Bobby and Tim were riding
their bikes down Taronto Lane when they heard the familiar song,
"The Monster Mash," from the old creaky house which had been
abandoned for over 500 years.
saw blood squirt against the window pane and green goo squishing through
Kevin, Izzie, Bobby and Tim all wanted to go inside—but Alice didn’t.
They finally got Alice to go in. They went inside through the creaky,
hingeless door. They saw little vampires with two-inch fangs. The little
vampires squirted blood with Turbo Blood Shooters 2000s.
ghost came out behind the staircase and shot goo from Turbo Goo
Shooters. The vampires and ghosts invited to kids to join them.
was an ooey, gooey and bloody party.
House to House
candy is all so, so good.
ride around on their brooms.
ooky Halloween night
Scary wary costumes tonight
Off to trick-or-treat we go
Me as a princess, you as a ghost named Joe.
I look up at the sky
A witch flying by
On her broomstick with all her might
I shivered and quivered for the rest of the night
Ghosts, goblins, zombies and all other scary creatures
Come out on spooky, ooky
Barrett Brown, Third
the door. Everything was quiet.
I saw two red eyes flash and then a ghostly figure appeared. It was a
human. He turned. I saw a knife in his neck. I was scared.
of a sudden I was off the ground. Either I was on him or he was under
me. I closed my eyes and I felt him grab me by the arms.
that I was on the ground and it looked spookier than where I was before.
Then I fell.
falling down my stairs. I heard a big "cupump." I woke up on
the floor at the bottom of the stairs.
glad to know it was just a dream.
hiding in the spooky, scary dark trees
of the trees they go to scare you.
dead skeleton bones for dinner.
skeleton bones from the cemetery for dessert.
the dark trees they go back.
great time they had scaring you!
and turbulent night, Chris and Chauncey were walking to their Dad’s
grave in the cemetery of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
been walking to their Dad’s grave every night because they had been
grieving for the two long and lonely years that their Dad had been dead.
heard horrible, terrifying and eerie sounds. There were wolves howling
and spider webs everywhere. It was so horrifyingly scary that Chris
could sense something was going to happen.
were at their Dad’s grave, they reached out to touch the tombstone
when….a skeleton hurdled itself out of the grave!
tackled Chris and Chauncey and squeezed them around the waist like the
jaws-of-life. The skeleton cried out, "I missed you so much boys.
That big hug made me feel so good!"
Munch a bunch
Hard to eat, crunchy
Trick or treating, eating
Makes you hyper
pumpkins saying boo
Evil witches flying all over you
Trick-or-treaters give you a scare
Oh my gosh! there’s a big scary bear!
Halloween used to be fun
But now it’s just a big scary bucket of scum
The freaky devils and spooky clowns
Are only fun in Halloweentown.
Thank the Lord the night is almost over
So I can go home and hide under the covers
Good night and leave me alone!
Frights in the
drop slithers up the moon
Where the werewolf howls at its might
Witches cackle as they fly by into the night
Even the werewolf beholds the scary sight
The skull warrior waves his mighty sword through the night,
That gives the witches a FRIGHT!!!!
The Street of
houses throwing off a chill
day long I wait for Halloween
kids running down the street
are dimmed casting shadows
my gosh! Was that a goblin?
flying on broomsticks
comes, let’s go trick-or-treating
comes home with candy
falls on the spooky street of shadows.