By Vivian Vande Velde
A boy is trapped in a possessed vehicle that has stalled within the course of an oncoming educate. a woman is dragged right into a crypt in the course of a box journey to an eighteenth-century cemetery. A staff of neighbors 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 most sensible during this choice of 13 frightening tales, all of which occur on Halloween evening. With stories that variety from the worrying to the downright grotesque, this is often one assortment that teenagers should want to learn with the lighting fixtures on . . . and the doorways locked.
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So, apparently something confined him to that spot. Good. She sat with the comforting realness of the bale of hay pressing against her back and tried to keep her teeth from chattering. C'mon, Nikko, she thought. Ramon. Somebody. Morgan Roehmar had lured boys into trusting him—good-looking boys, the talk went, though of course the original news coverage had been way before her time. And she had never paid attention when, every so often, there would be a retrospective in the newspapers, usually on the anniversary of the day Roehmar held police at bay for almost twelve hours before a police sharpshooter had picked him off from where he'd barricaded himself on his front porch.
If he did, how would she ever know when he'd come back so she could rescue him? She rushed back to the door and crouched beside him. He looked more solid than ever, and when she leaned in close, her hand brushed his arm, and she felt it—she felt it, though before she'd seen the light pass through him. " she asked, holding the earpiece in one hand and the battery pack and the loose wire in the other. The flashlight was back where she'd left it, turned away from the door, beyond the hanged man. "Fine," he said.
She angled the flashlight's beam farther away from him, and the lack of light made him easier to see. "At least there were the others before," he said, and Ashley wondered if Roehmar had kept one boy alive longer than the rest, though she had never heard anything like that, but then he added, "the ones in the crawl space. " Ashley asked. Dumb question, he was obviously right in front of her in the barn. But he didn't say that. He said: "Here. " Her breath came in a hiss. There was another body.
All Hallows' Eve: 13 stories by Vivian Vande Velde