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9/16/13



Merry Halloween

By

Michael B. Montpetit



Bbbrrriiinnnggg! The alarm clock went off. It was 7 A.M. Seth sat up from his


pile of blankets and let out a mighty yawn. Hhhaaawww. His mother was at his bedroom


door.


“Seth, dear. It’s time for you to get up,” she said.


“Mom, I don’t feel so well,” he said. “I have a head ache and a upset stomach and


a bad cough. Listen.” Cack! Cack! Cack! he coughed.


But it was a performance his mother had seen many times before. She was not


fooled at all!


“Now Seth, you have to go to school, honey,” his mother said sternly. “I promise


you that if you go to school today, I will take you to the store to get a new Halloween


custom after school. Okay, honey?”


Seth let out a sigh. Hhhuuummmppp, he sighed. Halloween was tomorrow and


every year all the other kids always scared the wits out of him with their customs. But


this year, he thought, he was going to get them all.


Seth walked into the bathroom. He grabbed his toothbrush, put toothpaste on it


and began to brush. Scrath! Scrath! Scrath! went the toothbrush.


He remembered how last year, Scott, dressed like a mummy came up from behind


him, as he stood in line at the drinking fountain, and let out an evil laugh.


Mmmeeehahaha! he laughed. Poor Seth tripped with such fright that he fell down just as


he was to get his drink. Everybody just laughed. But this year, he thought, he was going


to get them all.


After he finished brushing his teeth, he went into his bedroom, got dressed and


went down stairs for breakfast. Klomp! Klomp! Klomp! his feet went against the stairs.


He remembered how last year Sally, dressed as a witch, came up from behind


him, while he was in the library, a let out a screech. Eeeaaaccckkk! she screeched. Poor


Seth jumped with such fright that he dropped his library books all over the floor.


Everybody just laughed. But this year, he thought, we was going to get them all.


After breakfast, he went back up to his room, put on his jacket and placed his


school books into his backpack. Zzzeeerrriiippp! went the zipper. Then he went outside


to wait for the bus.


He remember how last year Matt, dressed like a spider, came up from behind him,


during lunch, and let out a roar. Rrraaawwwrrr! he roared. Poor Seth yelped with such


fright that he spilled juice on his pants. It was just juice. REALLY it was! Everybody just


laughed. But this year, he thought, he was going to get them all.


At school, poor Seth was teased by the other boys and girls.


“Scaredy Seth,” they called him at recess.


“Fraidy cat,” they called him in gym class.



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