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Ana Mendes’ 2nd Place Halloween Letter

Creepy greetings, Jessie!

My name is Gith, Ghost In Training for Halloween, and I’ve got some bad news for you. I’ve been watching over 123 Main Street, Fairfield, so I could haunt your family, but I don’t know if I can do it.

The Wicked Witch says that I’m too soft because I celebrated you earning a spot on the Honor Roll with Underworld cocktails, and Dracula says that I’m worthless because I couldn’t even spook Fido and Fluffy. Maybe they’re right, but how can scare such a good 8-year old boy? You even know how to wash the dishes right!

Have you thought about your costume this year? I hope you have fun trick-or-treating with Jimmy and Janie. If you need ideas for pranks, Poltergeist Paul taught me some good ones.

Do you know that I go to school too? Our Ghost School is nothing like Parkhurst Elementary. For starters, it doesn’t have live people. We get to practice screams and I’ve gotten good at it, but I still haven’t perfected my going through walls technique. It’s fun, but I wish I could have such good friends like Tommy, Susie, and Johnny, and that we could all play video games together. Wouldn’t it be fun? They’ve just released Extremely Dead over here and I think you’d love it!

Well, Halloween is almost here, and I’ve still got a lot to practice. Could you pretend that you’re scared when you feel me? I’ll be running a cold shiver down your spine so you know it’s me. It would be a great help. I don’t want to get fired on my first Halloween!

Your friend,

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