Halloween: Spooky Bedtime Story

You and your family will love this darling story about Spooky the ghost. It's the perfect way to end a night of ghoulish fun. Why not cuddle up and share this tale -- and accompanying treat -- with your children?

Spooky's Pop

Spooky was a little ghost who lived in a large, abandoned house out near the cranberry bog. He loved his home and all the creaks and groans the boards made when the winds of autumn blew through the cracks around the windows. It sounded like a symphony and when the loose shutter on the parlor window slammed back and forth, it made Spooky feel that much more at home.

Spooky had lived in this house for as long as he could remember and he was very much alone. Being alone was fine for a while, but Spooky longed for company. Being a ghost though, he felt it was his responsibility to moan and groan when the township children and teenagers crept up and into the house on a dare. He could feel himself materialize into a vaporous form that everyone could see. Anyone who was brave enough to venture into the house on a dark night usually left in a flurry of thudding feet and shrieks upon Spooky's appearance.

On some days, Spooky became invisible and wandered into town. Up and down the streets amidst the townsfolk, he drifted undetected. He’d stop in front of the dime store window to find out what holiday was coming. The large, plate-glass window was usually decorated with gift suggestions, crepe paper streamers in the colors of the upcoming holiday, and strung-together letters that wished all who passed by good tidings.

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