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Scary Stories IV

This Halloween story tells tales of spooky ghosts, haunted houses and magic pumpkins. Invite the spirit of Halloween into your home and bewitch your friends and family with this scary tale!

Frightening Field Trip

I'd really been looking forward to our class trip. I know I'd gone there before, but I can't get enough of the Center City Science Museum. I could tell that the rest of the kids were ready, too. Everyone was full of energy when we walked into class. That's when I saw him. "Oh no," I groaned, "not Mr. Peggler."

"Phooey," Dale said. He curled his nose and sniffed like he'd smelled something bad.

You'd think a classy private school like Wolfson Academy could afford to hire good substitutes. And, to be honest, I guess I'd have to say that most of the time they did. But Mr. Peggler was terrible. He thought he was great with kids, but he had no idea what we really liked. This is going to ruin the trip, I thought. I'd been looking forward to going to the museum with Ms. Howell. She was such a great teacher.

"Listen up," Mr. Peggler said. "Your teacher is out today. But don't worry, we're still going on the class trip. Isn't that wonderful?" There was silence in the room. "Well," Mr. Peggler said, "I'm looking forward to it. So, let's go get on that bus and have a great time."

We got on the bus. I took a nap. Morning isn't my best part of the day. When we reached the museum, Mr. Peggler led us into the lobby.

"We always go to the Hall of Mammals," I told him. "That's our favorite place." I loved seeing the bunnies and the squirrels and the other small creatures.

"Well," he said, looking around at the signs on the wall, "it's no good to get into a rut. You need to experience new things. Otherwise you'll all become creatures of habit. Ah, this is perfect," he said, pointing to one of the signs. "There's a show about to start in the planetarium."

I shook my head. "I don't think that's such a good idea."

"It's a wonderful idea," he said.

Then I saw the name of the show and a chill ran across my scalp. "I really don't think it's a good idea at all."

"What's wrong, afraid of the dark?" Mr. Peggler asked.

"Hardly," I said.

Before I could argue any further, he was leading everyone into the planetarium. We took our seats. The room grew dark. Mr. Peggler was sitting right next to me. "See," he said as the stars appeared projected on the ceiling. "This is wonderful. You should just relax and enjoy the show."

"Welcome to the planetarium," the taped voice of the announcer said over the loudspeaker.

"I really think we should leave," I told Mr. Peggler. He shushed me. Okay, I thought. That's it. I'd tried. There was nothing more I could do except sit and listen to the announcer.

"Our show is called Phases of the Moon. If you look toward the eastern horizon, you'll see a spectacular full moon rising." It was a fake, of course. I wasn't really sure if it would work. But it certainly did the trick. By the time the whole moon was visible over the horizon, we'd all changed. I'd tried to tell Mr. Peggler it was a bad idea taking us to the planetarium. Maybe I should have told him our secret. But what use is a secret if it gets out? And even if I'd told him we were all werewolves, he'd never have believed me. But it's true. When the full moon rises, we turn into wolves. All of us. I don't mean those pretty wolves you see in nature shows on TV -- I mean snarling, raging, howling monsters.

The school should have known better than to hire him. I guess good substitutes are hard to find. Of course, by the time we get through with Mr. Peggler, he's going to be pretty hard to find, too.

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SnowflakeAngelKitten
As I said, what you think is entirely up to you. I think soon I'll make a story saying my self-confidence. :rainbow
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heckinmemes
i have a feeling it's bad that i think your life is great compared to mine
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Eri-Prime
"SnowflakeAngelKitten" wrote: Lot's of people in my life know that I'm energetic, usually happy, I fangirl a lot, and I have a smile all the time. But do you really think my life is only like that? Well, let me enlighten you on my struggles. During school: 6:00 A.M. Wake up 7:15 A.M. Be ready to leave 7:30 A.M. Go to school and be chided about my forgetfulness 7:35 A.M. Get on the bus 7:36 - 8:10 A.M. Get by when everyone around me made me feel overly uncomfortable 8:15 A.M. Go to locker Some time after locker time - 8:29 A.M. Get stressed out by guys in my class that antagonize me 8:30 A.M. - 3:15 P.M. Get by with everyone giving me drama I do  not want in my life 3:16 P.M. Go and get on the bus Time on the bus - 3:30 P.M. Feel uncomfortable with end-of-the-day action 3:31 P.M. Go home to start on homework Time afterwards Be bombarded with responsibilities that are hard to keep up with 9:00 P.M. Go to sleep During Summer: Wake up Take a shower Get breakfast Read Role-play Dinner Watch NCIS Role-play From waking up - Role-play Session #2 Have brothers and dad that keep on giving me stress Have older brother tell me about every single terrible thing that is worth discriminating me about Go to bed Have an insane and weird dream As you can see, I have daily struggles. Here are what keeps me with a smile and a happy attitude: Have a love for being around others Reading Role-playing Fangirling Optimism Easily humored This is my life. Whether or not you think that it's worth sharing is up to you. Just wanting to let y'all know. Have a great day! Wow, what a life. Hope you don't get stressed out anymore! 5.00: Wake up 6.00: School 7.15: Locker, chat with my pals(girls) and buddies(boys). 7:30: Super talkative class. 8.00: FUN! Awesome teachers, except for my math teacher. (He is terrifying) 9.30: Recess and get your phone confiscated. Woooo. 10:00: back to class. Urgh. 3.00: HOME SWEET HOME! Get jumped on by a dog and greeted by a cat. 4:00: Finally get the dog of me. 4.15:homework with a cat on my lap. 5.00_7.00: Blog, forums, hang out, walk the dog with my buddies. 10.00: sleep *Fireflies plays in background* Yeah, that's my 'boring' life.
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SnowflakeAngelKitten
Lot's of people in my life know that I'm energetic, usually happy, I fangirl a lot, and I have a smile all the time. But do you really think my life is only like that? Well, let me enlighten you on my struggles. During school: 6:00 A.M. Wake up 7:15 A.M. Be ready to leave 7:30 A.M. Go to school and be chided about my forgetfulness 7:35 A.M. Get on the bus 7:36 - 8:10 A.M. Get by when everyone around me made me feel overly uncomfortable 8:15 A.M. Go to locker Some time after locker time - 8:29 A.M. Get stressed out by guys in my class that antagonize me 8:30 A.M. - 3:15 P.M. Get by with everyone giving me drama I do  not want in my life 3:16 P.M. Go and get on the bus Time on the bus - 3:30 P.M. Feel uncomfortable with end-of-the-day action 3:31 P.M. Go home to start on homework Time afterwards Be bombarded with responsibilities that are hard to keep up with 9:00 P.M. Go to sleep During Summer: Wake up Take a shower Get breakfast Read Role-play Dinner Watch NCIS Role-play From waking up - Role-play Session #2 Have brothers and dad that keep on giving me stress Have older brother tell me about every single terrible thing that is worth discriminating me about Go to bed Have an insane and weird dream As you can see, I have daily struggles. Here are what keeps me with a smile and a happy attitude: Have a love for being around others Reading Role-playing Fangirling Optimism Easily humored This is my life. Whether or not you think that it's worth sharing is up to you. Just wanting to let y'all know. Have a great day!
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"JazzyRox" wrote: "Eri-Prime" wrote: TRUST ME. There used to be more.   Really? I Just looked it up and Here is what i found....: At the dawn of agriculture, about 8000 B.C., the population of the world was approximately 5 million. Over the 8,000-year period up to 1 A.D. it grew to 200 million (some estimate 300 million or even 600, suggesting how imprecise population estimates of early historical periods can be), with a growth rate of under 0.05% per year. A tremendous change occurred with the industrial revolution: whereas  it had taken all of human history until around 1800 for world population to reach one billion , the second billion was achieved in only 130 years (1930), the third billion in less than 30 years (1959), the fourth billion in 15 years (1974), and the fifth billion in only 13 years (1987). During the 20th century alone, the population in the world has grown from 1.65 billion to 6 billion. In 1970, there were roughly half as many people in the world as there are now. Because of declining growth rates, it will now take over 200 years to double again. So, There are definitely more people on earth now...huh?  Bravo
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