The Three Girls and the Haunted House
by Becca Post, age 12, from US
"And then, all of a sudden..." the thunder boomed, and
all three girls screamed.
It was a stormy night, and Mallory Thompson, Hallie Sutton,
and Allie James were having a sleepover at Allie's house.
They all got scared because of the thunder.
"So what happens next?" Hallie asked Allie, who was telling
"I can't tell," Allie said.
"Why not?" Mallory and Allie asked at the same time.
"Because we could have more fun experiencing it, instead
of me telling you the rest of the story. Besides, I forgot
the rest anyway," Allie explained.
"What do you mean?" Hallie asked.
There was another big clap of thunder and again, they all
"Good grief! Is this storm ever going to stop? It's creeping
me out!" Mallory said.
Mallory got scared very easily. She was the scaredy cat
of the group. She was very smart, pretty, nice, and gentle.
She was a straight-A student. She had blonde, shoulder-length
hair, blue eyes, and was somewhat tall. She liked to run
cross country, play volleyball, and was single, unlike the
other two girls. She was very shy too.
"Don't be such a fraidy cat, Mal," Allie said.
Allie was the bravest of the threesome. She was much richer
than the other two, and she tended to get snobby sometimes,
but she didn't mean to. She had brown eyes and long, brown
hair. She was a C student and was very popular, but Hallie
and Mallory were her two best friends. She had had a steady
boyfriend for two years now, and loved to go shopping. She
was also a beautiful ballet dancer, and was very good. She
had been doing ballet since she was four, and she also loved
to perform, whether it was singing, acting, or dancing.