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An Amusing Story

 

It was just before bedtime. Serena was reading a hair-raising ghost story. She loved the excitement and thrill of scaring herself silly before a good night's sleep. She was reading the story halfway when she suddenly heard the squeaky opening of her front door. She was startled by the eerie sound. she felt something was wrong and decided to see what it was all about.

Serena gently pushed the warm blanket aside and slowly crept out of her bed. She walked down the stairs. Even her very own footsteps on the creaky stairs scared her. She heard the soft sound of footsteps in the kitchen and she stopped to listen. It was surely a ghost from the past since everyone she knew was in their beds fast asleep at this hour. The darkness sent shivers down her spine but she wanted to find out what was making the strange noise. She stepped off the last step of the stairway and turned to enter the kitchen where the noises seemed to be coming. Suddenly, she walked right into a dark figure. She screamed her lungs out at the impact that gave her a rude shock.

The dark figure stretched out a hand and quickly turned on the bright kitchen lights -- it was Serena's elder brother Ken! He could not help laughing at poor Serena sitting most unladylike on the ground. He had gone out late that night with his friends and had just returned home. Serena felt silly to have thought it was a ghost. She had a good laugh too.

     
eerie   scary
     
sent shivers down her spine   made her very frightened
     
 
 
 

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