Late one Halloween night, two young boys venture into a secluded graveyard in
the hopes of conjuring up a spirit. Although Kyle is skeptical and would rather
be home eating candy and watching horror movies, he reluctantly goes along with
Jerry’s plan. He doesn’t believe Ouija boards work—until this one starts
spelling out a message…
This Halloween-themed 1500-word short story is a cautionary tale about playing
with a Ouija board in a graveyard.
“Over there.” Jerry swung his orange plastic flashlight
to the left. “Why are you whispering? It’s just a graveyard. Ain’t no body here,” he joked, then laughed.
“Come on.” Jerry hoisted his black backpack over his shoulder. “Hurry up. It’s
Kyle’s sneakers slipped on the dewy grass as he followed
Jerry down the last hill in the cemetery. He paused and glanced around. The
moon appeared as a slit in the night sky. Dark clouds floated out of its way,
and a sliver of pale yellow mixed with the blue-black night. Something made a
noise off to his right, and he jumped. Maybe they should go home. This didn’t
seem like fun anymore.
Kyle watched Jerry head deeper into the graveyard.
He wanted to call out to him, tell him his plan was ridiculous, it would never
work, they shouldn’t have snuck out and come here. Halloween night should be
spent trick-or-treating, watching monster movies, and eating candy—not creeping
around in an abandoned graveyard and trying to talk to a dead man.