The Gulf News second annual Scary Story Contest
Thank you to the talented writers who submitted entries for The Gulf News second annual Scary Story contest. The last of our entries are courtesy of the Grade 6 and Grade 7 students at Burgeo Academy.
The Gulf News would like to thank co-sponsors — the Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council and Wildflower Company.
Following are the spooky entries:
THE WITCHER BY LANCE, GRADE 6
There was a Witcher that was in need of coin. He was asked to get something back from some bandits. The witcher was up to the task. He went to the camp, looked around a bit, then heard the noise of a woman screaming at the top of her lungs.
He ran over to the house, trying to open the door, but something was blocking it. He looked around the house, then found a basement door. He opened the door. The screaming stopped. He knew then it was a wraith. He had to kill it but it was to off putting.
Then it attacked him, cutting his leg. He hit it with his sliver sword, cutting it deep. Blood was coming out of both of them. He blocked the next attack then he hit it. Then it screamed in pain. He finished it by impaling it in the back.
He tried to stop the bleeding by drinking something, then eating a plant. He returned the ring to the man who paid him with coin. A lot too. The Witcher rode his steed to a tavern. He walked in. Hearing people talk, he asked if the bartender had any herbs.
She looked at him weirdly, asking him why. He said, “Why do you care?”
“Just wondering.” He got the herbs, then left when he got to a castle. He made something out of the herbs. He drank it and just saw black…
Then there was light but he could barely see. It all came back to him. But he was being dragged! He looked up to see some bandits. He kicked one of them and they let him go. The Witcher was decapitating the bandits. He knew they didn’t know how to fight. The Witcher left after killing them. He looked at his map to find a certain cave. He was going to he called his steed. By the time he got there everything was demolished. The sound of growing was getting more quiet. By the time passed then he saw it - a minotaur. He sneaked up and jumped on top of it. Stabbing it with all his might. It finally dropped. Then he walked away. His axe was thrown at the Witcher.
MY HALLOWEEN EXPERIENCE BY GREGORY, GRADE 7
One night on Halloween me, Lance, Kennedy were trick or treating. We walked all around Burgeo but we saw a house we never saw in Burgeo before. We walked up to the house and then we knocked on the door and it sprung open and hit us in the face. It hurt a lot.
We moved back and walked in. It was abandoned. I had this feeling that something was off but I didn’t say anything. But it also felt we were walking in circles and there was no exit.
We thought that we were trapped but we weren’t. We saw a clown in the hallway. He said, “What’s your names?” We replied Gregory, Lance and Kennedy.
He said, “What nice names.” Then he disappeared out of sight. After I pulled out my phone and tried to call my mom but there was no service. So I turned on my phone flashlight so we could see better. Down the hallway there were some dead bodies and blood where the clown was standing. Then we heard laughter. The floor started to crack and fall apart so we ran upstairs. The clown fell into the water where the floors broke and dissolved into the water.
Then the water rose and the bottom floor was covered under water. We found a window and decided to jump out to get out of the house. When we got out we were in a different world. There were monsters walking around.
We crawled back in through the window. It was weird because we were back to normal in our costumes trick or treating instead of the water in the house. The front door was back so we ran outside. The next day was Nov. 1st and that was my Halloween experience.
TOM THE GHOST BY JAYDEN, GRADE 6
Once upon a time there was a ten year old ghost named Tom. He lived his ghost life in a lonely dark cave. He was a friendly ghost who would never scare anyone. But he always wanted to be around kids his age.
As he was wondering what to do some kids walked by. They did not see him. They were talking about something called Halloween. “What are you going to dress up as”? one asked.
“I’m going to be a ghost,” he replied. The other kid said, “I’m going to be a ghost too!” They both started laughing. All of a sudden Tom the ghost appeared right in front of them and said “Hi. I’m a ghost.”
Both kids looked at Tom and then at each other. They started to scream loudly and turned to run.
They kept running as fast as they could until one of the kids fell down and scraped his knee. His friend helped him up, and as they were getting ready to run again they heard a voice saying, “Please, don’t be afraid of me. I’m a friendly ghost. I just want to be your friend.”
Both the kids just listened to the ghost talking, but this time neither of them started to run, or even felt like screaming. Tom went on to say “I’m sorry if I scared you. I didn’t try to. It’s just that I don’t have any friends and I live alone in a dark cave.”
Both kids started to talk to the ghost. They got to see what a friendly ghost he was. Tom helped them with their spooky ghost costumes, and he even went trick or treating with them for Halloween. Tom ended up not being a lonely ghost anymore. They all became good friends.
TRICK OR TREAT BY JULIE, GRADE 6
On the night of October 31st, a little girl named Sarah was trick or treating with her sister Julie. They went to their final house and said ‘’trick or treat’’. Then a very old man said, ‘’A trick you will get,’’ and grabbed and pulled the girls inside! The old man made them sit down in old chairs.
Then all of a sudden the lights flicked and a picture fell off the wall. Sarah and Julie screamed. The old man said, ‘’I`ll make it stop little girls.’’ Then he said, ‘’Darlin Rebecca you’re scaring the kids’’. Then a voice said out of nowhere, “Never. I am your one and only so make them GO AWAY’’!
Sarah fell on the floor with fright and Julie yelled, ‘’Let us go…please?!” Then the voice said, ‘’If he won`t get rid of you I will’’. Then a beam fell and almost hit the girls! Sarah and Julie were crying now. The old man said, ‘’Here is your treat’’ and handed them both a chocolate bar. The old man opened the door and the girls ran without looking back.
‘’That was scary’’ said Julie. ‘’Yeah it was’’ Sarah said. All of a sudden something was shaking the girls… it was their little sister yelling, ‘’Wake up. It`s Halloween,’’ racing from bed to bed. ‘’
“I had the worst dream,’’ said Sarah. ‘’So did I, ‘’ Julie said. They both told each other their dreams and said, ‘’That is so weird’’.
That night they went Trick or Treating and they reached that house once again. Sarah whispered, ‘’Nope. Not today.’’ Julie whispered back, ‘’Yeah’’. They finished trick or treating and never went to that house ever again!
FOUR FRIENDS AND A KILLER BY AMEAH, GRADE 6
One spooky night 5 friends - Ameah, Andrew, Kennedy, Alexander, and Alexander’s younger brother Finn. They all went to Kennedy’s house (the next day would be Halloween). Beside Kennedy’s house there was an old abandoned house.
”Lets go explore that house over there,” said Alexander.
“ARE U CRAZY OR SOMETHING?!” screamed Alexander’s younger brother Finn.
“Calm down,” whispered Andrew. “Let’s go,” said Kennedy. “Ok,” said Ameah. So they all headed over to the abandoned house.
“AHH! WHAT IS THIS STICKEY STUFF!” cried Finn. “
It’s just a spider web Finn,” said Ameah. “How old are u anyway?” asked Kennedy.
“I’m nine,” replied Finn. “Alexander, you should bring him home. I think he’s scared,” said Kennedy. “Yeah, come on Finn.”
“Wait. Where is Finn?!” said Alexander.
“Finn!” yelled Andrew.
“He just disappeared,” said Ameah. “How about we all split up to go find him?”
“Yeah sure,” said Kennedy. So they all split up to go and try to find Finn. Alexander told them before they left to meet up at the front at 11:00.
At 11:00 Alexander went back to the front of the house but no one else came back! “Uh guys,” said Alexander, “Where are you guys?!!” cried Alexander.
He went back to “search” for them but he could not find them! Alexander called his mom who showed up with the police. The police searched for them. One year later the police found all of their bodies in the attic of the building! None of them were alive. Later they found out that Alexander was the one who secretly killed them! He snuck behind them, dragged them to the attic and killed them. That’s why he was the only one alive.
SPOOK TRAIL BY TAMARA, GRADE 6
It was a dark, cold, night and the town of Tamville was having its yearly Spook Trail. Tamara was very excited to go because she had never been to one before. This year it was taking place at the town arena – the Storm Stadium – and her family were going to walk there together.
It was really windy and the wind was scary through the trees and made scary noises. Then something jumped out in front of them. It had yellow eyes. Tamara screeched. It was a black cat. It hissed at them, then it disappeared into the bushes. Finally they all arrived at the spook trail. They entered a dark building and heard some music. It was loud. They were scared but excited.
As they walked through the spook trail people popped out and tried to scare them. Someone grabbed Samuel’s leg and pulled him. He said, “Aaaahhhh! Stop it!” Then they all laughed. They kept going and others kept trying to scare them. It was a lot of fun.
Finally they came to the end and were outside. Tamara said, “That wasn’t that scary!” Just then a dark shadow in the corner moved. Samuel said, “What’s that??!!” The shadow grew taller and taller. It turned towards them. It had yellow eyes. They all screamed! Then Mr. Barter yelled,
“Boo!! Happy Halloween!!” THE KILLER BY SIERRA, GRADE 7
One stormy night in the Symes mansion, there was a knock on the downstairs window next to the dining table…. But nobody heard it because they were in the movie theater watching Hotel Transylvania with the kids. There were two twins. Their names were Miley and Mackenzie. There is one other daughter named Marty.
A few hours later at 12:00 the twins were sleeping and Marty was in her room watching Netflix. The parents were in the living room and heard a knock on the living room window so loud that it shook the whole room.
The dad ran over to the door and peaked outside but before he could even look a knife flew past him. He shut the door and locked it. As soon as he sat back down he saw a man in the window in a red devil costume staring at them. They screamed.
Marty ran downstairs saying, “What’s going on?” They explained everything as the red devil wrote something on the window with something that looked like blood. It said “RUN.” Then the red devil ran out of sight.
They ran upstairs, waking the twins up and told them to hide in the closet and not to move. Marty ran into her room and hid under the bed and the parents hid in the basement.
As soon as they were hidden they heard the lock burst and the door swing open. The red devil ran to the twin’s room, finding them in the closet. They screamed as he drove the knife right through them.
Then he went to Marty’s room stabbing her in the back and running away he couldn’t find the parents so he ran away.
They called 911. Marty survived but the twins never. That’s what happened that terrible night.
THE OLD WOMAN BY SARAH, GRADE 6
One night on October 31st, two little girls were out trick or treating. It was a windy, stormy night. They couldn’t even hear each other speak! Sarah went to a red house and Rose went to a white, old looking house.
Sarah knocked on the door. No one answered. Rose knocked on the old house’s door and….. An old lady opened the door and just looked at her without even moving or speaking.
When Rose turned around….a dog with foam and blood coming out of his mouth growled at her. Rose ran into the old lady’s house and the old lady shut the door right behind her! The old lady told Rose to take a seat and she walked slowly over to the kitchen and opened the drawer.
Rose just looked around, hoping Sarah would come. Rose thought to herself, OMG. WHY DOES SHE HAVE A KNIFE? …Rose ran out the door but the dog was still there and he chased her all the way to the red house where Sarah was. Rose started yelling out to Sarah. SARAH, SARAH! HELP!
Sarah turned around and started running towards Rose. When Sarah was about five feet away from Rose, the dog turned around and went back home.
“Rose, that was a very creepy house. Let’s hope there is no more like that,” said Sarah.
“Yeah. Did you get any candy?” Rose asked.
“No,” Sarah said. “Same here. Let’s try this house.”
“Okay,” said Rose. They both knocked on the door. “Trick or treat”.
Rose’s eyes opened wide. Sarah whispered, “What’s wrong, Rose? It’s… it’s… it’s her.”
“The old lady!”