A Ghost

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One dark and gloomy night, I was sitting in my bedroom reading ghost stories.
The stories were very scary.
A storm was brewing outside my window.
The wind began to howl, and the trees shook and bent in the wind.
Lightening started to flash across the sky.
I felt uneasy as I heard the low rumble of thunder.
I glanced around my room.
The shadows were deep and dark.
The ghost stories were making my imagination play tricks on me.
I thought that the shadows were moving.
I looked under my bed to make sure that nothing was under there.
I hid under the covers and peeked out.
I was starting to hear things.
A big streak of lightening flashed across the sky, and a loud clap of thunder made me jump.
I was very nervous.
All of a sudden, I heard a noise.
It was coming from my closet.
I thought that it must be a ghost.
I looked out from under my covers and waited for the ghost to appear.
My face was white, and I was very, very scared.
Then, I heard the noise again.
Yes, there was definitely a rustling in my closet.
I stayed very still and did not make a sound.
I watched the closet and hoped that the ghost would not come flying out at me.
Something started to come out of the closet.
I squeezed my eyes shut.
I didn’t dare to look at the ghost.
I heard it come out of the closet.
I felt it jump up on my bed.
I was still too scared to look.
Then the ghost made a noise.
It said, “meow.”
I opened my eyes and saw my kitten standing there.
It was my kitten that had made the rustling noises in the closet.
I laughed and felt very foolish.
I have decided not to read ghost stories on dark stormy nights.
I think my imagination plays tricks on me when I read ghost stories on nights like that.

1 thought on “A Ghost

  • gloomy:
    almost dark, esp. in an unpleasant way: a gloomy day
    It was a gloomy room with one small window.

    be brewing:
    a) if something unpleasant is brewing, it will happen soon
    There’s trouble brewing in the office.
    b) if a storm is brewing, it will happen soon

    howl:
    if the wind howls, it makes a loud high sound as it blows
    wind howling in the trees

    uneasy:
    worried or slightly afraid because you think that something bad might happen
    uneasy about
    90% of those questioned felt uneasy about nuclear power.

    Another Source
    feeling anxious, uncertain, and uncomfortable in the mind:
    *I’m uneasy about this decision.
    *the uneasy situation in the city

    rumble:
    a series of long low sounds
    rumble of
    the low rumble of traffic in the distance
    the distant rumble of gunfire

    glanced:

    to quickly look at someone or something
    glance at/up/down etc
    The man glanced nervously at his watch.

    Wyatt glanced around the restaurant.
    Emily glanced over her shoulder.
    he glanced at the letter and put it in his pocket

    play tricks (on you):
    if your mind, memory, sight etc plays tricks on you, you feel confused and not sure about what is happening
    *It happened a long time ago, and my memory might be playing tricks on me.

    *thought my eyes must be playing tricks on me. (=deceiving me)
    peek:

    to look quickly at something, or to look at something from behind something else, especially something that you are not supposed to see
    ᅳsee also peep
    peek at/through/into etc
    Carefully he peeked through the glass window in the door.

    Paula opened the box and peeked inside.
    Shut your eyes and don’t peek!

    Another Source

    to take a quick look at something, esp. when one should not: They caught him peeking through the keyhole at what was going on in the room.

    streak:

    streak of lightning/fire/light etc
    a long straight flash of lightning, fire etc

    clap:
    a sudden loud noise
    an ear-splitting clap of thunder

    rustle:

    if leaves, papers, clothes etc rustle, or if you rustle them, they make a noise as they rub against each other
    She moved nearer, her long silk skirt rustling around her. He rustled the papers on his desk.
    autumn leaves rustled in the wind

    stormy:

    1
    with strong winds, heavy rain, and dark clouds
    The sky was starting to look stormy. a dark and stormy night
    2
    a stormy relationship, meeting etc is full of strong and often angry feelings
    a stormy affair
    3
    stormy seas are very rough with big waves that are caused by strong winds
    hostile, stormy seas

    Longman Interactive American Dictionary
    ©Addison Wesley Longman 1997

    almost dark, esp. in an unpleasant way: a gloomy day

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