was prayer week and Jen and Sammi prayed for Ash and each other.
“Bye poppy! I’m going to go play with Sammi!” Jen called as she was going
out the front door. “That’s nice Jen!” said Ash as he did his homework.
Then he paused and looked up. “Wait! I thought you hated her!!!!! What
happened?!?” he asked Jen in shock. “She’s okay. She’s still a bit annoying
but she’s winning me over.” Jen answered calmly. “Oh, okay.” said Ash.
“Now can I go?” Jen asked. “Wha? Oh! Sure.” said he. Then she kissed him
on the cheek and went out the door. “Glad to know Jen and Sammi are
becoming friends.” he thought. Then Ash shut the door and went back
to his homework.
“So where are we going today?” Sammi asked Jen once they got to the park.
“I was planning on going to that house on Crow avenue.” Jen answered. “Isn’t
that a haunted house?” Sammi asked in fear. “Of course not!” Jen answered.
“All right….” Sammi said uncertainty. Her voice just trailed off. “Look.
We’ll go and I’ll show you!” Jen replied. “Okay…” Sammi said nervously.
“Well come let’s go!!!!!” Jen yelled eagerly. Then she marched away. Sammi
just shook her head and inadequately followed Jen to Crow avenue.
“See? We’re standing on the veranda and nothing has happened yet!” Jen
pointed out to a frightened Sammi. “Ifff…. If you sayayayay ….sooooo….”
Sammi replied. “All we just have to knock on the door and someone will
answer.” Jen continued. Sammi nodded weakly. “Right.” said Jen. Then she
turned to the door and lightly on the door. But when she knocked, the brass
doorknob fell through the wooden veranda and made a medium size hole. Jen
leapt back in fright. Sammi just eyed her. “It’s just a…. a…. loose doorknob.
*Sweat drop*” Jen explained fretfully. Sammi kept on looking at Jen. “Besides,
I ….bet someone will….hear that. *Sweat drop*” Jen said. Then unexpectedly,
the tall wooden opened without warning. The girls screamed in dread. Then
they stopped and looked at the door. “Hey! Why are we screaming for?!?
Someone may have just opened the door for us when we knocked.” Jen said
neurotically. “Sooo….?” Sammi replied. “Let’s go in!” Jen screeched. But
the young immortal of rain forests and friendship had to push the immortal
of happiness into the open door.
“See? We’re in the house and nothing happened to us.” Jen clarified. Sammi
was too busy trembling to answer. “Cannnn …..weeee ……gooooo …..now?” Sammi
asked in horror. “No!” Jen answered. “Besides there’s nothing scary here!!!”
Suddenly, like as if a powerful had blown into the room, the door quickly
slammed shut. The girls screamed and turned round really fast. “Cool it!
It’s only the wind!” Jen exclaimed. “I hope so.” Sammi whined in apprehension.
“I want to go home!” “Not yet!!!!!” Jen yelled. “I want to explore.” Then
the immortal of the rain forests and friendship walked father into the
house. She glanced at the immortal of happiness who was horrified. “Well,
come on!” Jen barked impatiently. Too scared to speak, Sammi her head imperceptibly.
“Okay, suit yourself. But it wouldn’t be smart to stay with the ‘ghosts’”
Jen said smartly. Then she walked off. Sammi trembled even more. “Jen
you’re such a genus! Soon she’ll come running.” Jen thought. Sammi
looked around nervously. “5, 4, 3, 2 1.” Jen counted softly. “Wait! I’m
coming too!” Sammi wailed as she ran to catch up with Jen. “Why, what took
ya?” the immortal of the rain forests and friendship asked sweetly. “I
didn’t want to be left with the ghosts.” Sammi answered. “All right.” said
Jen. Then the girls continued on until Sammi got her foot caught into the
wooden floor. “Jen!” she yelled. The immortal of the rain forests and friendship
turned to her. “Now what?” Jen asked with antagonism. “Help!” Sammi yelled
as she tried to pull her foot out of the hole. “You can’t do anything
with me! Can you?” Jen thought. Then she walked over to help her companion.
But when she did, the floor broke and both girls fell screaming into the
Jen got up on her knees, opened her eyes, and looked around. It was pitch
black and dusty. Jen sneezed loudly. With that reaction, her jade began
to glow bright. “That’s better.” Jen thought as she looked around.
Jen looked and saw Sammi unconscious. She crawled over to the immortal
of happiness and yelled: “Hey stupid! Get up!!!” Sammi woke up screaming!
“What was that Mark?” a voice asked. Sammi stopped screaming and the girls
looked down. They saw Marcus and his gang. Jen put her finger over her
mouth and Sammi nodded. The girls listened closely. “All right, here’s
the da plan: We’ll vandalize the church, steal the sweets from the candy
store, T.P. the park, graffiti the bathrooms, and blame it on Ash.” Marcus
said. “Great boss!” the boys agreed. Jen and Sammi looked at each other
in worry. “What are we going to do Jen?” Sammi asked. “I don’t know.” Jen
answered. Then she thought about in then said: “I don’t know, but I have
a plan! Come on!” Then both girls got out of the basement quickly.
“So Jen, what’s the plan?” Sammi asked her companion when they got to the
first floor. “I got a plan. Come here.” Jen answered. Sammi stepped over
to Jen. “All right, we’ll scare them.” Jen whispered. Sammi nodded softly.
“You take north, I take south.” Jen continued. “Got ya!” Sammi agreed.
Then the girls went their separate ways to attack.
Marcus and his gang were still planning how to get Ash into trouble when
they a female giggle. “What was that man?” asked Frank. “It’s only in your
imagination!” Mark yelled. Then the guys went back to planning. A few minutes
later they heard that female laugh again. “What it’s a ghost or a demon?
A really awful demon!” Frank panicked. “There is no such thing!” Mark yelled.
“I wouldn’t say all that now.” said John. They knew that this was the era
that the supernatural was known, seen, heard, and real. They kept hearing
this girl laugh until Marcus said: “Let’s go check it out.” The gang nodded
nervously. They all got up and left the basement.
“All right, gang! Frank and John take north, Mark and I will take south.
Got that?” Marcus barked. Frank and John nodded weakly and Mark nodded
with self-possession. Then the boys split up and went to their destinations
unacquainted what was ahead for them.
“This side of the house gives me creeps!” said Frank as he clung tight
to John. “I know! I know but get off of me!!!!!” John hissed. Frank and
John were big cowards when it came to the supernatural. “Here they come!”
Sammi thought. Then she got to work making ghost that were every color
of the rainbow and sent them down to the boys. Frank screamed in terror
when he and John saw the little ghosts dance. John himself was scared stiff.
Sammi played around with them for a bit until two pink ghosts kissed them
on the lips. The boys screamed and ran out of the house to confess their
plan. Sammi just laughed so hard that she rolled around in laughter.
“Well Sammi did her part now it’s my turn! Aw! Look at the two non-believers
pacing into trap! This is perfect!” Jen thought evilly as she watched
Mark and Marcus walk closer and closer to her trap. “I still don’t believe
in the supernatural.” Mark said. “I don’t know about you but I seen it
with my own two eyes.” Marcus argued back. He remembered one summer night
when he eight years old, he and his family were near Firecracker Lake having
a picnic. He was playing near the grass when he saw a firefly. He followed
that pretty bug to the lake where he saw it go into this horse phantom.
It was black as a night sky without a single star, its eyes were as hot
and red as fire. It breathed out smoke of a volcano. Little Marcus was
in terror. When the beast looked up and saw the little boy, it started
to chase him. Marcus ran away in fear. The horse chased him until the boy’s
family got ready to go. Then the horse burned up and broke into ash. Young
Marcus had been scared to go there ever since. Jen saw that flashback and
decided to use that. Jen cupped her hand and sprinkled some cinders and
ash into hand. Then she said a chant and dropped them to the floor. The
residue became fireflies. “Fireflies?” said Marcus as started to get that
flashback again. “It’s only the afternoon, how could fireflies get in here?”
Mark asked puzzled. While in a state of confusion, the boys watched them
fly together into a phantom. The phantom was a horse. It was black as a
night sky without a single star, its eyes were as hot and red as fire.
It breathed out smoke of a volcano. “This is just a trick, right?” Mark
asked in fear. The boys were horrified. When the beast looked up and saw
the boys, it started to chase them. The two boys screamed and ran out of
the house to confess their plan. Jen was laughing so hard, that tears streamed
down her face.
“That worked nicely, I’d have to say!” Jen said in amusement once they
got outside. Sammi just nodded. Then both girls just laughed as they walked