Kropsy's Curse

Are you ready to be scared? Beware of Kropsy’s Curse!

 

This Halloween-themed 1500-word short story is a cautionary tale about playing with a Ouija board in a graveyard.

Kropsy’s Curse

Late one Halloween night, two young boys venture into a secluded graveyard in the hopes of conjuring up a spirit.

 

Although Kyle is skeptical and would rather be home eating candy and watching horror movies, he reluctantly goes along with Jerry’s plan.

 

He doesn’t believe Ouija boards work—until this one starts spelling out a message…

Praise for Kropsy's Curse...
 

“5 stars. Wow! Short and perfect. You have two boys who on a Halloween night want to conjure up the ghost of Kropsy using a Ouija board. Will the ghost visit them? The story is short and to the point and I would recommend this for teens to read. The characters are well developed in such a few pages and the author did a great job with it. The description of the cemetery and the fear you could get from Kyle was spot on. I know not to mess with a Ouija board but do you?” - Autumn, Fallen Over Books

“5 stars. I loved this story. Kyle and Jerry go to Kropsy's grave at midnight on Halloween. It was only a harmless game, so why did Kyle feel so scared? Jerry wants to use the Ouija board to talk to Old Man Kropsy who is a ghostly legend. Good, haunting story. I kept turning the pages to see what would happen. Thanks, Kelli, for a good read.” - Kay Lalone, Amazon Reviewer

“4 stars. What caught my eye at first was the blurb. It sounded really interesting and the fact that the story was about two boys in a cemetery with an Ouija Board, well, intrigued me immensely. And, I'm glad to say that the story did not disappoint me! In fact, it was straight to the point, making the reader understand the feelings of little Kyle, and actually a bit of his personality, too. The cemetery was also quite well-described, making us realize exactly how dark and scary it would be on Halloween Night. The author's writing style was very nice, and I felt that the story progressed very naturally. All in all, it was a very good read, tempting me to invest more time on Kelli A. Wilkins’ stories.” - Caterina, Book-O-Craze Reviews

“4 stars. I am not always a fan of short stories, mainly because I want more. This I really enjoyed. It was short but definitely a little creepy. I loved the idea of this story. I can imagine kids reading this book on Halloween and scaring each other. The sudden ending which leaves a lot to the imagination is perfect for this type of story. Kelli may have changed my mind on short stories.” -  A World of Books Review

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