Widgets Magazine

Oct 26, 2016

The Ghost Story

Jennifer asked me to share The Ghost Story with you. Can you believe that thought never crossed my mind? But I am happy to share, so here you go. (Thanks www.sandytoesandpopsicles.com for letting me borrow your text so I didn't have to retype it!)

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Once upon a time, there lived 5 little ghosts. As everyone knows, ghosts are white and are supposed to stay white. They can only eat and drink white things such as cottage cheese, vanilla ice cream, milk, string cheese, and cauliflower. One day when Mama ghost went to the refrigerator, there was no cottage cheese and no milk. So she had to go to the grocery store to get some more. Before she left she said, “No matter how hungry you get, do not eat anything or something dreadful will happen.” The ghosts had visitors and so they had some leftovers in their fridge, but no cottage cheese or milk.

The first ghost became so thirsty and he looked in the refrigerator and saw a little glass of grape juice and thought, “just one teeny sip wouldn’t hurt.” So he took one teeny sip of grape juice and guess what happened? He turned purple! The other ghosts looked at him and said “Mama told us that something dreadful would happen and she was right.” The little ghost did not want his Mama to see him all purple so he ran upstairs and hid in the toy box.

The second ghost became so hungry and he looked in the refrigerator and saw some blueberries and thought, “just a few won’t hurt.” So he ate a few blueberries and what do you think happened? He turned blue! The other ghosts looked at him and said “Mama told us that something dreadful would happen and she was right.” The little ghost did not want his Mama to see him all blue so he ran upstairs and hid in the closet.

The third ghost became so hungry and he looked in the refrigerator and saw a bowl of spinach and thought, “just one teeny bite wouldn’t hurt.” So he took one teeny bite of spinach and what do you suppose happened? He turned green! The other ghosts looked at him and said “Mama told us that something dreadful would happen and she was right.” The little ghost did not want his Mama to see him all green so he ran upstairs and hid under the bed.

The fourth ghost became so hungry and he looked in the refrigerator and saw a bowl of strawberries and
thought, "just one teeny bite wouldn't hurt." So he took a one teeny bite of a strawberry and what do
suppose happened? He turned red! The other ghosts looked at him and said "Mommy told us that something
dreadful would happen and she was right." The little ghost did not want his mommy to see him all red so
he ran upstairs and behind the door.

The fifth ghost said, "I'm so hungry but I will not do what my brothers did. I'll look in the freezer and see
if there is just maybe a little vanilla ice cream left." When he looked in the freezer there was some ice
cream....and it was almost vanilla - it was chocolate chip ice cream. So the ghost said, "This shouldn't hurt
me - those chocolate chips are so tiny." So he ate one spoonful and became a chocolate chip ghost! He
certainly didn't want his mommy to see him all spotty so he ran upstairs and hid in the bathtub.

When Mommy ghost returned, she knew something was wrong when she didn't see her children, so she
started looking for the little ghosts. She found the first one upstairs in the toy box, and an 2nd one in
the closet, and the 3rd one under the bed, the 4th one behind the door and the 5th and last one in the
bathtub. When she found all of them, she said, "Little ghosts, I told you that something dreadful would
happen and it did." Whatever can we do to get you white again for Halloween?

Mommy Ghost called the ghost doctor and this is what he told her to do. Keep all the little ghosts in bed
for five days and give them nothing but vanilla ice cream and milk to eat. If you do this, they should be
ready and all white again for Halloween. So that is what she did and by Halloween night, the five little
ghosts were all white again to go out haunting and spooking and shouting "BOO!" And they never again
ate something they shouldn't.


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There are plenty of ways to make the ghosts. Bob's original story was made of felt. The one Scout made at Activity Days was done with cardstock and craft sticks. Just make it fun so the kids can participate.

Happy Halloween week!

3 comments:

Dog-Walker said...

I would've thought of some other ideas of ghosts turning to different colors, but I didn't want to interrupt. But I suggest that there could be a ghost drinking some strawberry milk and it would've turned him bright pink, or one where a ghost ate a chocolate bar, and it turn him chocolatey brown. And we could still use the carrot-orange ghost. Or even a ghost that ate a bunch of Skittles and it turned him to a Rainbow. These are all just suggestions of more ghosts turning into different colors after eating a certain food that's colored. I hope that doesn't make the story more long. :)

Dog-Walker said...

Or even a Turquoise cookie that could turn a ghost bright turquoise? Maybe licorice that could turn one ghost dark black? There are just suggestions. :)

LeAnn said...

I really loved the story~ In fact, I think it would make a cute children's storybook. A good illustrator could do wonders with the colored ghosts.
Thanks for sharing this one; it was fun~ Hugs!

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