Hello friends! Happy Halloween!
Today is the last day of Halloween week, which is sad. But, it’s also good because after Halloween comes Thanksgiving, and then comes Christmas! I have big Holiday plans this year.
Also, I’m very excited to share today’s post with you all. I had this idea while preparing last year’s Halloween photostory. I really like the concept of today’s post, and I hope I executed it well. I give you…a Haunted House!
“Please!” I begged.
“A haunted house seems a bit scary for you guys. I don’t want you guys to get scared,” Mommy replied.
I frowned. The Super Scary Haunted House was only in town for one week. Cam kept bragging to Chip about how he went last year. Supposedly, it was really fun, and only slightly scary. Ever since I heard about it, I’d begged Mommy to take me. It definitely seemed like somewhere I’d like to visit.
My cousin Mischief also tried to convince his mom to take him. He wasn’t having much better luck. We really wanted to go together. Mischief was my partner in crime.
“Mischief really wants to go too!”
Mommy wrinkled her eyebrows in thought. “I’ll ask Bella what she thinks. And I’ll look into how scary the haunted house is.”
“Thank you!” I squeezed my mother into a hug.
“I didn’t say yes!”
“We’re going to the haunted house!” Mischief said, nearly barreling into me.
“Didn’t your mom tell you? She said she’d take us to the haunted house!” Mischief beamed.
I gasped. “No way!”
I ran up to Mommy. “Is it true? Are we going to the haunted house?”
She nodded. “I’ll take you all on Friday night.”
I was so caught up in my excitement that I nearly missed one of her words.
“What do you mean all?”
The haunted house trip was supposed to be just for me and Mischief. If all my siblings came, they’d only ruin it.
“I mean you, your siblings, Mischief, and Sparkles. Daddy and I will come too of course.”
I frowned. This wasn’t what I had in mind.
“But Cherie’s such a scaredy-cat! Cali too! They wouldn’t like this haunted house,” I whined.
“I thought you said it wasn’t very scary?” Mommy narrowed her eyes. “Besides, either we all go, or none of us go. What’ll it be?”
She knew the answer to that question. There was no way I was giving up a trip to the haunted house.
No one said I had to be happy about having all my siblings along.
“It’ll be alright,” Mischief said, reminding me of his presence. I wondered why he wasn’t more opposed to our siblings coming along. “We’ll find a way to lose them.”
Finally, Friday came. It was time to go to the haunted house. Mischief and I couldn’t wait. Even my siblings seemed excited.
“Do you think we’ll see an actual ghost?” Candy asked.
I rolled my eyes. “Duh!”
Of course, I knew ghosts weren’t real. But if Candy got scared, then Mischief and I would have a better chance of having the haunted house all to ourselves. Our plan was to try and scare all the other kids so that Mommy and Daddy would have to take them out. So far, I thought our plan was working perfectly.
“You mean…we might see a ghost?” Cali quivered. “I thought you said it wasn’t scary!”
“Well that’s what I told Mommy,” I said. “But that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily true.”
“I don’t like the sound of that,” Cherie worried.
“Maybe I should call Mom and ask her to pick me up.” Sparkles glared at the phone she shared with Mischief.
“Nah,” Mischief grinned. “It’ll be fun. Besides, she’s on another date tonight.”
“Again?” I asked. “Hasn’t she already been out with Andy twice this week?”
Mischief nodded. “I always thought I would hate her boyfriend if she ever started dating, but Andy’s actually really cool.”
Sparkles nodded. “He always brings her flowers. Isn’t that so romantic!”
My sisters grinned as Mischief and I gagged. We clearly had very different reactions to romance.
“Are you kids ready to go or not?” Mommy asked as Daddy honked the car horn.
The nine of us raced to the car, trying to beat each other for the claim to the best seat.
Though anticipation filled me, the drive didn’t seem to drag on. The prospect of exploring the haunted house with Mischief was enough to keep me entertained.
A pair of familiar faces greeted us as we bought our tickets.
“It’s the Stone family!” Cam greeted.
He and his sister Stella waved at us.
“Hey dude!” I chanted. “We’re here because you said it was cool, right?”
“The coolest. Except for this year it was kind of lame.”
“How so?” Chip asked.
It was Stella’s turn to reply. “It wasn’t scary at all! I think I’d be more afraid to walk in Cam’s room.”
Cam rolled his eyes. “I hate to admit it, but she’s got a point.”
Mischief and I shared a frown. We were so hoping to be scared. Plus, the others wouldn’t even be scaredy-cats and we’d have to share the experience with them. This was not like we’d wanted.
“Okay, everyone stick together. Mommy and I are going to follow you all. If you get scared, you can wait for us and we’ll hold your hand.” Daddy explained.
I scoffed. Like I’d ever get scared and need to hold my mommy’s hand.
Mischief and I took the lead in the dimly lit house. A cobweb brushed against my arm, but it was so clearly fake.
“They didn’t even try,” I whispered to Mischief. He nodded in agreement.
The Super Scary Haunted House was…boring. In fact, I found myself laughing at the irony of everything instead of screaming.
I heard a scream come from behind me. Apparently, my sisters didn’t feel the same way.
All of a sudden, the cheap candle sconces flickered out. A chorus of screams rose from behind us, along with some voices I didn’t recognize.
“Awesome!” Mischief said.
I echoed his sentiment. Finally, this was getting interesting.
The sound came from a robotic voice. How could this person know our names? I felt goosebumps rise up along my arm.
Oh boy, this really was awesome!
“You two have definitely portrayed the spirit of Halloween these past few years,” the voice continued. “I especially loved your prank from last year.”
I reached for Mischief’s hand as he did the same. This didn’t feel like a haunted house anymore. It’d gotten far too personal.
“Did you enjoy the look of horror on small Cali’s face? I sure did. It was almost as satisfying as the look she’s wearing now.”
A light flickered on to reveal a dark figure holding Cali. She screamed.
Mischief tightened his grip on my hand. I tried to lunge for my baby sister, but the lights flicked off again.
I swallowed. This was definitely not your average haunted house.
Mischief stumbled through the dark, dragging me with him. Ominous noises filled the air as we ran for our lives.
“We’ve got to get out of here!” he hissed.
My pulse raced. This was a mistake. I never should have suggested for us to come here. This was all my fault. I hoped my family would be alright.
I could see a faint red light.
“I think that’s the exit sign!” I panted.
Adrenaline coursed through my veins as I sprinted towards the light. I felt around for a door, grasping the handle once I found it. I pushed the door open, revealing the parking lot of the haunted house.
I squinted. Though the light was still dim from the sun that now resided below the horizon, the street lights were blinding compared to the darkness of the haunted house.
I threw myself onto the pavement, with Mischief not far behind me.
My rejoicing only lasted for a moment. All too soon, I remembered that my family was still trapped inside the haunted house.
“We’ve got to go back in there,” I breathed.
Mischief shot me an incredulous glance. “Are you insane?”
“Our family is still in there!”
“You should have seen the looks on your faces!” a familiar smug voice laughed.
Sandy? But she was still trapped in the haunted house.
I looked up to see my entire family (plus Sparkles, Cam, and Stella) all hovering over us.
Mischief noticed them soon after I did. We both stood up and tried to regain our dignity.
“What, but, you…” I stammered. How had they escaped the house?
“It was all my idea,” Cali began. “I remembered how you two pranked me last year, and I thought…why not get you guys back?”
“I’m friends with the owner,” Cam added. “So I figured I could get a VIP experience for you guys.”
“Then, it just required Cam and me to persuade you to go. We thought tales of the haunted house’s trepidation would suffice,” Stella added her part.
Mommy stepped in to conclude. “I’ll admit, I wasn’t keen on the idea. You’re my babies! Yes, even you Mischief. Any baby of my sister is a baby of mine. But, when all my other babies seemed to like the idea, I had to at least consider it. And when you begged to take a trip to Super Scary Haunted House, I couldn’t very well refuse.”
“Oh!” Mischief laughed. “I knew it was a prank the whole time. Kudos! It was a very good prank. I enjoyed it.”
I glared at my cousin. “Um, Mischief? You nearly squeezed my hand off.”
He faltered. “Cloud was more scared than me!”
“I was pretty scared,” I admitted. “But I guess it is kind of funny now. Besides, I bet it was much scarier than the real haunted house would have been.”
“I think we learned a valuable lesson here today,” Mischief said.
“Be careful what you wish for?”
“No, but that’s good too. I was going to say, Cali is scary.”
I laughed. Couldn’t argue with that.
Whahahah! That was fun(and a little spooky) right? I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know what you think of it in the comments!
Also, I will see you back here next Friday for more of Aftershock Season 2.
5 thoughts on “Haunted House ~ BABF’s Halloween Special 2021”
Haha, the story kept me guessing till the end, I thought it would be the mom, so it was a pleasant surprise when it turned out to be Cali😂 Lovely story! Very spooktacular 👻
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Aw, that makes me really happy to hear you say that! I’m glad you enjoyed the story.
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aaHHh I love this!! I agree with Mischief. Cali be scary. :<
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Heheh…she really is!
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