Darker Than the Night by Sheila Lee Brown
Approx. 1,390 words.
Published on October 1, 2011.
Eleven year-old Sherry reluctantly sneaks out with her two friends one dark evening to visit the local, so-called "haunted" church. The experience leaves all three children shaken. This is a somewhat scary short story, perfect for reading out loud to a group of kids at a sleepover or camping or even just to enjoy reading silently.