When I was around 7 years old, I was staying overnight at my best friend's house. This house was a huge doctor's manse that had been built 100 years prior. It was the type of house with lots of hidden doorways and intriguing little cubbyholes that kids love to play in. Elizabeth's dad was not home that night and her mom said that Elizabeth and I could sleep in her room and she would sleep in E's room. Cool!
I don't remember why, but Elizabeth got up through the night and went to sleep with her mom in her own single bed and I woke up all alone. What woke me up was extreme cold. I was freezing and thought there may be a window open - looked around in the dark, but the windows were all closed. I was so cold I had goosebumps and I remember feeling almost electrified. It was then I noticed the small door to the attic that was in one of the bedroom walls was ajar, just about an inch. As I looked at it, it started to open more. That black one inch band became two, and then three......and that was it for me.
I scooted off that bed and out of that room so fast, ran down the hallway to Elizabeth's room and her mom woke up. I didn't want to tell her that I was scared (I was a BIG girl of 7!), so I suggested that she and Elizabeth move back to her double bed, and I would sleep in E's room. Elizabeth's room was half the size of her parent's room, with no weird cubbyholes or doors to the attic - it was also warm. I eventually fell asleep and the next morning woke up wondering just what had tried to visit me the night before. What do you think? Overactive child's imagination, or a ghost?
Headless Marie Antoinette Costume
Instructions to make this inventive Halloween costume by Nicole Magne is on Etsy's The Storque. It is too late this year, but definitely something to keep in mind for next year.
No instructions for this, but how about being a tree:
On that note, I will wish you all a happy and safe Halloween!