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A Scary Story

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The Lakeside Ghost Story

My stomach was churning as the big bold letters came into view. They read,

“Camp Lakeside.” The bus came to a sudden stop and a counselor at the front of the bus

stood up and yelled, “Everyone off!” A stampede of eager campers rushed from the bus,

into the bright sunshine of Lakeside camp.

I had been looking forward to the camp for a few months and now that I am here I

can’t believe it. My friend Justin saved a bunk beside his. I arrived also to the good

news that I wouldn’t need to take the swimming test. Although I’m not a great swimmer,

I made some major improvements last year.

That night for dinner we had chicken with mashed potatoes and broccoli. For

dessert they served jello. I got a little suspicious when after dinner we were ordered to go

to our cabins and unpack.

After we were finished unpacking, we had some free time until 7:45, which gave

us thirty minutes to play. The time passed quickly and before we knew it, the time was

8:00! I started running to my cabin, but suddenly I spotted two counselors dressed in all

black. I had the urge to follow them, but my desire to stay out of trouble on the first day

kept me from following them.

The next day flew by as a fun filled day. My friends and I played throughout

the scorching hot day. He had also seen something that night, but thought it was nothing.

We both made a promise that we would follow the two counselors later that night. After

dinner, we were given the same rules as the day before. I played until 7:30, then hid in a

bush with my friend Tommy. At around 8:00 we saw the same two counselors walking

in the same place so we followed them at a safe distance.

The two counselors walked quite a distance until they abruptly stopped at an old

campfire hangout. We approached slowly and carefully trying not to ...

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