It is Halloween. I am a princess and my daughter, Ruby, is a ghost. I carry her pink pumpkin bucket around and wear a tiara on my head. Ruby isn't saying anything but that's because ghosts don't talk. I collect a chewy sweet from Mrs Roberts and gobstoppers from Mr Bowen. I ask Ruby if she wants anything but she's too good at being a ghost. When Mrs Mae, Ruby's violin teacher, sees me at the door, she takes me in an embrace. She doesn't see her in her costume. She only sees the headlines, missing girl, on the news.
by Morgan Roberts (12)
Welshpool High School, Welshpool
Competition - Grim Tales
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