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Why I Slept Through Halloween

By H. Jason Schulz

Published by H. Jason Schulz at Smashwords

Copyright © 2010 H. Jason Schulz

Every Halloween my friends and I like to get together and go trick or treating. After we accomplish the treating we begin the tricking. So I guess you could say we go treating and tricking. This is how we usually do things; unfortunately this year, I slept through Halloween this year. This is how it happened:

Halloween fell on a Friday and we were in school, we being me and my closest friends. That’s where my story starts. I’m in the sixth grade and my name is Mark. My group of friends consists of me, and then there is Tommy, Skinny, Lou, and Rachael. Yeah, I know she’s a girl - but only on the outside.

Anyway, me and Skinny were in science class when it came to me. You see, my big sister and her friends were planning on visiting the local graveyard. (We live in a small town and there is only one.) And I thought it would be funny if we hid out and waited for them. Then, when they arrived, we’d jump out and Boo! I could see it all in my head and I started to laugh. Mrs. Snare thought I was laughing at her and gave me detention. But that’s okay; the extra time alone would be perfect for planning the greatest scare of my entire Halloween career.

I sat in detention while everyone else went to recess and I devised my plan. It was this: My sister and her friends were planning to visit the graveyard at about 7 PM. I know this because I over heard her talking on the phone. My plan was to get there at 6:30 and hide behind the grave stones. Some of them were pretty big. Then when my sister came wondering around, Boo! I chuckled at my genius.

“Shhhh!” Mrs. Snare said, or more like, hissed.

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