(A ghost story)
By John O'Connell
It was about 3 p.m. when we were on an over-night hike. When we got to the pond we set up camp. Then we made a campfire and later about 9 o'clock we told three stories. The first was about a man named Three Fingered Willie. The second was about a giant spider that made giant webs. The last was about a woman who ate an arm off a body. Then we said a prayer and went to bed.
One hour later a boy in the camp heard a strange sound in the woods. The boy woke up the whole camp. We all went to the campfire. Then we heard a scream. We all looked around but we did not see a thing. Then we saw a light on the other side of the pond. Somebody came out of the woods and on to the rocks. The body was not like a man or a woman. Then there was a flash of fire and the thing was not there.