October 31st, 2011 by Kidsmomo
Or maybe we should just say, “It’s Halloween!” and leave off the “Happy” part, because we’ve got quite the frightening post for you today… To mark All Hallow’s Eve, we’re posting the final installment of the spine-tingling story “The Stuffing In The Bathtub” by 12-year-old author Naomi Wolfrey.
First, read Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 to see what leads up to today’s spooky conclusion. Then after you’ve finished the story, enter for a chance to win Dancing With The Pen, a collection of youth writing where “The Stuffing In The Bathtub” was first published. And then go trick-or-treating, obviously!
But before you get all hyped up on sugar, we present to you… the conclusion of “The Stuffing In The Bathtub,” written by Naomi Wolfrey, with photos added by us:
I set Teddy down on my bed, and then Erin walks in.
“Gee, Steph, Your doll looks kind of evil with that creepy smile on her face.” Then she walks out.
I turn to look, and she’s right. Clarice’s once-innocent half-smile has been replaced by an evil grin. That’s where I draw the line. I pick up the doll, chuck her into a nearby cardboard box and tape the lid closed. Now that that’s done with, I can go to bed. So I do.
The next morning, I zip over to the box and open it. No doll.
I yell, “Mom! Did you take a doll out of this box?”
No answer. I stick my head down the hallway and yell again, “Mom?”
I hear laughter behind me. Creepy laughter. I turn, saying, “Huh?”
A scream, then silence.
Whoa… Is that freaky or what???!!!
Thanks again to Naomi Wolfrey for letting us publish her awesome tale of terror here on Kidsmomo, and to Dallas Woodburn from Write On! For Literacy for providing a copy of Dancing With The Pen for our sweeps. If YOU enjoyed “The Stuffing In The Bathtub,” check out the whole collection of youth writing — enter for a chance to win the book for yourself!
Then go out and get some CANDY! Nom nom nom…