Johnson County Library is pleased to announce that Andrea F. has won second place in the youth age group for the Scary Stories 2021 Youth Writing Contest with her piece "The House on the Hill"
One day, three girls, Beth, Sky, and Vanessa, were taking a walk. Then they saw the woods. Everybody that went in, never came out. Beth, Sky, and Vanessa were not scared. They wanted to explore every corner of the woods, so they went in. A few minutes later, it began to get dark, so they decided to go back, but they were lost! They didn’t have a map, so it seemed like they were stuck in the woods. Suddenly, they heard a rustling sound. They looked in a bush and saw a dark, shadowy figure with glowing, red eyes. They backed away, as the figure opened its mouth revealing two rows of very sharp teeth.
“RUN!” Hollered Vanessa. Everyone started running. The figure chased after them. Then, the girls spotted a creepy house on a hill nearby. They didn’t want to go in, but they didn’t have a choice, so they dashed inside and locked the door. The inside of the house was dark and eerie. Then, they heard a deafening scream. They went upstairs and saw a pair of glowing, red eyes, peering at them from beneath the bed. Gathering all their courage, they looked under the bed. The eyes were not there. In their place, was the body of an old woman. The body did not move, so they started to explore. As they were headed out the door, they saw an old woman that looked like the body under the bed. The woman did not notice them, so Sky tapped her on the shoulder. Sky’s hand went right through!
“A ghost!” She said, “Wait, if it was a ghost, how could we see it?” Beth, Sky, and Vanessa looked down and saw that they were floating. Then they looked back and saw their bodies, on the floor, still and quiet as a mouse.