By Vivian Vande Velde
A boy is trapped in a possessed vehicle that has stalled within the direction of an oncoming teach. a lady is dragged right into a crypt in the course of a box journey to an eighteenth-century cemetery. A staff of acquaintances meet their destiny after an unsettling stopover at with a backwoods psychic. and that is simply the beginning. Celebrated author Vivian Vande Velde is at her spine-tingling top during this number of 13 frightening tales, all of which occur on Halloween evening. With stories that diversity from the annoying to the downright ugly, this is often one assortment that kids should want to learn with the lighting on . . . and the doorways locked.
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It was a relief, of sorts, that he was afraid of her, except that she knew animals sometimes attacked out of fear. Still, it indicated he hadn't come in here planning on hurting her. Except how could he have gotten in? How could he disappear in lightning that wasn't bright enough to dazzle her eyes? Ashley darted forward, grabbed the flashlight, and swung the beam in his direction. He disappeared. Like a movie that fades off the projection screen when the overhead lights come on, he paled into nothingness.
She was lying. In horror, Justin realized she was lying. She wanted him to get back in the car so he could drive off the tracks—even though that would put him in danger. She was saying it because there was no way for her to leave the car. For it to leave the car. The GPS wanted him to risk his life so it wouldn't get damaged. Tough luck, despite the sexy voice. Justin began running. Marian Bartholomeo let her consciousness seep out of the car radio, even though she could not be damaged by anything in the physical world.
It was enough light to play on a Gameboy, for anyone who had the foresight to bring one. Ashley lay back down on her bale of hay and did a few stomach crunches, but that got old fast, with the tight bodice of her peasant's dress instead of sweats. There was a flash of lightning, distinct this time, and a roll of thunder only a few seconds later. Nikko's tinny voice was coming through the ear-piece, and Ashley picked it up from the floor and put it back on. He must have asked if everyone was secure, because people were counting off.