Ghosts & Haunted Houses
Atticus took a deep breath before inserting the skeleton key into the wrought iron door.
Turn, click, cre-e-e-e-a-a-a— “I’m hooooooAHHHAHAHA!!!” —a-a-a-a-k-k.
The ghosts tackled him as soon as the door was open more than a crack. Laughter rang through the hall as they all began catching him up on the latest gossip, all at once, each demanding his full attention.
Some thoughts about living in a haunted home:
- Make your bed to tuck in the ghost that sneaks in after you leave. Keeps them warm and toasty.
- Doorbells go “ding-dong” to announce your arrival in both this world and the others.
- Yawning lets your inner ghost smell the outside air.
- Water takes longer to boil when you watch it because it is shy about undressing into steam. Look away, give it some privacy!
- Shadows cast by streetlights at night are longer because they are stretching. They sleep at night and you’ve woken them up. It isn’t a problem at all, they are just tired.
- Your keys go missing because a goblin is borrowing your car. They drive really, really fast, but are surprisingly safe about it.
Want to spoil your ghosts? Try these upgrades:
- Spiderwebs made of silver string.
- Grave dirt imported from far away lands.
- Especially old, dry tomb dust on display.
- Gilded grave digging tools.
- Silky robes made from coffin linings in which to lounge in.
- A widow’s walk, on which to mourn from, cut down from a rival’s home and installed around your roof.