Cindy honey there is something you need to know about the skeleton curse.
What did she just say something about the skeleton curse this can’t be good. I know you want to continue reading, but you know if you dont read this that you might miss something well I guess I’ll stop now Continue reading.
Mom is this bad. “You know what it is how you take it”. You can have your skeleton body removed or you can keep it. It is up to you. Mom I don’t know. Well Cindy you might want to choose soon the day is coming.
So I come home from the cemetery and immediately my dad asks if I am alright. And I said fine (really was not fine at all). So I go back the next night and it’s all different. Like all different the walls have turned almost all black the yellow brick road is no longer yellow it’s red. So when I get to my mom she tells me to sit down.
“Cindy honey I have to tell you something” what mom “well this might be your last trip to R.I.P” why mom “well Mr. Death he is trying to get out and he is more powerful now than he ever has been before”.
Right away I could notice that my mom was changing also her skin was like paper it was almost like a purplish paper. It was also peeling like bad almost so much so that her bones were showing. Ok continue reading
Mom “yes” why is your skin peeling. “Well honey this is happening because Mr. Death is trying to leave and if he leaves then we will all fall into a great hole of death almost like the one on hurulease” Oh my mom no you can’t let him go, you have to stop him.
“Cindy go get your step-mother she is the most powerful witch now that I am dead. We used to be best friends but I never brought her near you. Go get prepared you might be in big trouble if he gets out. We can’t hold him any longer”. Mom I don’t want to leave you. “Cindy you have to there is no choice in this as your mother I am saying you have to go this is for your own safety.
This made me really mad she is dead. What type of power does a dead person have over me. I mean this was not cool pulling the mom card. So not cool.
No you are dead I am not listening to you. “Cindy I am still your mother whether I am dead or alive it does not matter” Fine I will go but if he has not escaped in one week I am coming back because I assume that you have it under control. “Ok cindy one week see you then”
So I spent the whole week waiting for some big thing to blow up the world or the grim reaper to pop out of the wall and kill my whole class but nothing happened. So I go back down to R.I.P and make sure my mom is alright. It seems like everyone is alright. The cheddar scampered up to me and said “Your mom lost her life containing Mr. Death”
“Cindy Honey” Mom said, her voice getting that tight sound. “Their is something you need to know about the skeleton curse.”
Mom sits on the couch cindy follows behind. When she sits down she feels her stomach turn. Or her bones turn. Her mom starts to talk” Honey there is one thing I didn’t tell you about the skeleton curse……. It’s Going to expire. “What like a carton of milk” I say my voice cracking every word. She looks like she is as scared as I was when I first went to the underworld. I don't know what to do. Mom says ”You need to get back to your dad before its to late Mr.Death is heading there now’ . I give her a hug and start to run. My heart is banging out of my chest or what's left of it. I get to the elevator and I can sea Mr. Death running to it …..I get there first I close my eyes and hope that it goes up. I feel my body start to float up and I realize he didn't make it. I get to the top and step out. I run as fast as I can to my house. When I get there i'm too late I see Mr. Death sitting on our old broken brown couch.
I scream “DAAAAD” Then I think a little and I realize that there is a scream coming from my step sisters room. I run up the stairs and behind me I here in a creepy voice that sais” you're too late” and I run as fast as I can. I walk into their room and find my step mom sitting in a chair next to my step sisters who are tied up. I run to my step monster and say” Thank god you're here. We have to hurry Mr.Death is coming” I hop over to my step sisters to untie them then My Step mom Grabs my hand and said” Don't try”. She picks me up and puts Me on the other chair and ties me to it. Mr.Death walks in and says “hey hun” He walk up to step momster and kisses her on the cheek. My heart stops and I realize that i'm not a skeleton anymore all these distractions I havnt noticed when I changed back. I scream for my dad again. And no one answers. “I have always wanted this day to come” Mr.Death I say “what day, why do you have me here, where's my dad” I am crying now. My step sister are passed out. Stepmonster said” You don’t need to worry about them hun” she walks up to me a brushes my face with the back of her hand.
For some reason I actually thought she cared but…. She didn’t. As I start to give up I here the front door slam open. I here my dad yell “CIDNEYYYY” I try to run to him but the knots are tied to tied to tight to the chair. I yell back”DAD HELP” When he gets up to the room i'm crying like a river and he sees Mr. Death his eyes grow wide and I can tell he’s seen him before. Mr.Death started to run after him dad runs I can hear him enter moms room and look threw droors Mr.Death is pounding on the door. I am wondering what he was looking for then I remember the book I found when I had to clean the room. I yell “behind the dresser” and he must have her me because a minute later Mr.Death and him were in the hallway. I can see dad holding the book and hear him saying some weird words. Suddenly I see Mr.Death on the ground and he fades away into the light. My step sisters wake up and I know what just happened. Dad just sent Mr.Death and stepmomster back into the underworld. Dad walks into the room we were in and unties me I can tell he is happy of what he did. He hugs me and then unties my stepsisters. We all just sit there and think about what just happened. I ask “Why did he want me” Dad looks up he said in an unsure voice”You are the key to the underworld” He pauses and turns pale. I say “ WHat does that mean?
’He said”Every time you went to the underworld the dead could come out into our world” “But Ms.Wanda put a spell on the grave so no one could come out”. He explained to me and my stepsisters and we live happily ever after.
“Cindy, honey,,” Mom said, her voice getting that tight sound. “There’s something you need to know about the skeleton curse.”
I knew from the sound of the voice from my mom that is was something was definitely wrong. I started to ask her, “Mom, what is it? Is everything going to be ok?” As she looked at my face she began to say, ¨After tonight the spell will be over and you will no longer be able to come to R.I.P. and visit me.¨ My eyes teared up, ¨Wait but mom, it can't be over. I just started getting use to my skeleton self!” I shouted. All of these thoughts were running through out my head. Why does it have to be this way. I sat up and hugged my mom. The warm air filled around us as my head was buried into her shoulder.
¨I promise it will be ok Cindy, we can spend this night having fun and making memories.”
I sighed and said, ¨Ok, I guess so.¨
The night become closer to morning and our time together shortened. We laughed, shared stories, and ate s'mores. My mom sighed and looked at me, ¨Ok honey, itś time for you to go.” she said. I started walking to the front door. My mom followed me out the door and into the hallway. We hugged, standing there in front of the elevator. It felt like the hug was the first hug in forever.
“Ok, time to go.” Mom said with a sad face. “Remember to stay strong and listen to Momster.” As she whispered in my ear.
Cheddar was waiting and tapping his tail as if we were running out of time. I gave my mom one last hug and stepped into the elevator. She waved as her eyes filled with water. I waved back and looked at Cheddar, I didn't want to go. As the elevator went up and up I began to cry. Missing my mom already
“Bye Cheddar. Thanks for being a great friend.” I said, wiping my tears away. “Ok you better go now.” Cheddar replied. I knew it was hard for him too. Then I ran.
Running faster than ever. Back home. Hoping my dad wouldn't know I left. Hoping Momster wasn't going to give me more chores. I was looking down most of the way back and when I came to a full stop, I walked up the stairs and looked up. There my dad was standing. I didn't know what to say so I just stood there looking down. He walked up to me and said, “You had to say bye, didn't you?”
“What are you talking about?” I said mumbling the words. I couldn't tell him I was with mom. “Say goodbye to mom right?” He said. I wasn't sure what to say, how did he know?
“Yeah, how did you know?” I asked. He hugged me and said, “I know everything Cindy” This time I actually felt like my dad loved me. The skeleton me. I smiled big and just stood there hugging him. “I think it's time for bed. Correct?” My dad asked.
“Yes I'll go now” I said. Walking towards the door I felt happiness. Knowing my dad wasn't mad. I snuck inside and went upstairs. Making sure to not wake up anyone. I stepped into my room closing the door slowly to make no sounds. I crawled into bed while putting on my favorite fuzzy socks.
I was thinking that night. Wondering how my dad knew and why was he being so nice now. Finally I feel asleep.
When I woke up that morning all I heard was screaming from down stairs. It was my step sisters. I knew one thing, I did not want to find out why.
I grabbed my robe and put on my slippers, walking down the hall.
I finally found out what the sisters were fighting about, pancakes. My favorite. As I walking into the kitchen Momster gave me a soft smile and said, ¨Sit down honey, I made pancakes for you all. Hope you like them.¨ I finally felt like I was at home.
“Cindy, Honey, Mom said, her voice getting that tight sound. “There’s something you need to know about the skeleton curse.”
“The curse is ending next week, but this is the last night you can see me,” Mom said.
“But why can’t I come see you anymore, I said.”
“ Because the man of death said if he sees you again, he’s going to kill you and you won’t go back, Mom said.” So I went down the elevator and left, but cheddar didn’t come with me. I felt alone and kind of depressed. I can’t wait for this spell to go away so I can be normal again. But I want to see my mom, I thought. “How can I live without seeing my mom every night?” In my head I thought to myself, I guess I’ll have to be a normal kid again, then I won’t have to worry about turning into a skeleton every night and I can stay out longer and stay places. When I got home I walked through the door and nobody was there, and nobody was in the house. I ended up calling my dad, found out they went out for ice cream! I’m so heated right now! The next day when I got up they still weren’t home. “ I wonder where they could be, I thought.” Then I figured out where they went. They went to the waterpark down in Tennessee. I loved that waterpark. When I was little, we used to go every summer and stay for 2 weekends. I’m so mad right now. I can’t believe they went and didn’t tell me. If they would’ve told me, I would’ve wanted to go with, I thought. So now I’m going to go to Sarah’s house and see if she can hang out. “Hey, Can Sarah hang out today?”
“ Sorry sweetie, but she went with your family to the waterpark.” “UGH!!” Why do they always leave without me and take my best friend!!! They make me so mad!!! When I got to the house, I called Ethan and asked if he could come over. Guess what he said!! He’ll be here in 5 minutes. I’m excited that he gets to come over and we can hang out and go outside. I’m glad I have at least one friend that doesn’t go with my family every time they go somewhere without me. Oh, he’s here let me fix my hair real quick. When I got to the door he wasn’t the only one standing there in front of my door, there was our friend Taylor. “She saw me walking over here and asked if she could come along, so I said Cindy won’t mind,” Ethan said.
I woke up and my family was back and Sarah was still with them. I got down stairs and saw that Dad didn’t have mumster or the girls. “ Dad where’s Hagatha and the girls?”
“Honey, I broke up with her because I found out the way she treated you, wasn’t very nice.” Dad said. In my head I thought, that’s not like dad, maybe she left him because he got mad of the way she treated me, I don’t know. I went to my room and called Hagatha, but she didn’t answer. I wonder if she’s in the middle of nowhere, and she has no cell service. In my head I thought, “I’m kind of glad Dad isn’t with her anymore, she was really rude to me. When I go down stairs, where Dad was in the kitchen. When I got in the kitchen, some lady was standing there and talking to my dad. I went up to dad and went “Dad, who’s that lady?”
“Honey, this lady is going to take you to a group home for right now, so I can get things figured out.” I started to cry. I couldn’t believe that my dad would ever do that to me. I went up stairs and slammed my door and sat down in front of my door and screamed.
“Cindy, Honey,” Mom said, her voice getting tight sound. “There’s something you need to know about the skeleton curse.”
I waited patiently. I asked “ Yes, Mom”. Then mom, spoke silently. She said “ The curse will be over today. So this is our last day to see each other. I. Froze. I was in shock. This cannot be happening. I didn’t want to leave my mom not now. I took a deep breath and starting crying softly. I softly spoke” But, why?” “That’s not fair!” I said. My mom said that it was because of that I’m not a R.D., that I’m just a human and a that I am cursed as a skeleton. I am going to miss my mom so much. My mom gave me the biggest and longest hug ever. I knew this was the last time I’d ever see my mom. I was crying. She was crying. We stayed in that position for a long time.
I was in tears there was a puddle of both of our tears. I never wanted to leave my mother. This was a very big disappointment. Why. Why does this have to happen today and why to me. My mom says I was very lucky that I got to see her. She also said that she worked very hard to make her have a curse and took all of her strength.
My mom said I had a decision to make I could either stay here. Forever. My other choice was to go back and stay with dad until I die and then see mom. This was a very hard decision to make. Mom said it would be best to stay with dad. So I decided to stay with dad. This was a very very, very big decision. I never thought that this would be my last and very last goodbye to my mom.
She said it was getting dark so I had to hurry. We both said our last goodbyes. I ran crying
while looking at everything for the last time. I grabbed the key and said goodbye to Cheddar and cheddar said goodbye and said he will miss you. I could see little tears in his eyes.I knew he meant it when he said he would miss me.
I put the key and turned it and the door opened. I stepped inside looking saying goodbye to the underworld. The ride was bumpy but I didn’t care, I was just sad that I couldn’t see my mom again anymore. I was very very very sad and mad. I couldn’t believe it. It was crap. I got out of the elevator.
Then I walked home, very slowly. I didn’t want to tell dad. So when I got home I walked up to my room and so I just lied down.
It was morning I smelled pancakes. I felt happier I don’t know why. I also felt very happy and excited. I feel like I’m forgetting something. Anyways…….I was starving. I needed food fast and NOW!.... . I ran downstairs and there was step-mom making pancakes. She said that today is a big day. I said what do you mean. She said that the Spring Fling Dance was today and you get to go. I jumped up and squealed! I can’t believe this is happening. I might dance with Ethan McCallister. Yay!!!!
I went to the store and stepmom gave me money. I found this gorgeous blue and white dress. I also saw some really cute blue sneakers. I knew my outfit was amazing and super gorgeous.
I couldn’t believe that I get to the dance tonight.
But wait………….I can’t go to the dance with my skeleton curse. I ran back home and told stepmom. She said oh honey your curse is over. I said huh? She said you know all of those chores and stuff. And I said yah. She said that all of those chores were to reverse your curse.
I got my makeup and hair done by bertha and Windy. They said I looked beautiful. And I did.
I went to the school with Windy and Bertha. I was inside looking for Ethan. I couldn’t find him. I was worried that he forgot or just ditched me. I felt something tap me on the shoulder. I turned around. It was Ethan. He said that he was waiting for me and looking for me. I said oh I just got here. He said oh cool want to dance and I said yes of course. Then we dance the whole night. Before the end of the dance Ethan asked me out it was unbelievable. I said yes of course. My life couldn’t get any better.
¨Cindy, honey,¨ Mom said, her voice getting that tight sound. ¨There´s something you need to know about the skeleton curse.¨
As soon as she said that Mr. Death showed up and immediately finished her mom. She was gone now, forever. Cindy sprinted out of R.I.P. Mr. Death was waiting for her right outside the elevator, he gave her a grim smile and darted out of the cemetery. The only thing Cindy could think of was her dad and her stepsisters.
Mr. Death came out of every house with bloody hands and an evil smirk. Cindy screamed at him to stop but he only smiled and said ¨Some days even the devil sits back and admires my work.¨
Cindy struggled to keep it together but said ¨I thought YOU were the devil.¨
She followed him into every house trying to warn the people, but she couldn't do anything to help them. Cindy finally gave up and ran home to save her family. All she could think of was how her dad was the last thing she had.
When she got home she ran through the whole house yelling for her dad. She looked everywhere. In her room, his room, the kitchen, downstairs. He wasn't anywhere to be found. Cindy was skeleton-crying because she knew that she was probably too late.
Then Cindy heard her dad outside in the backyard. She ran back there to see what he was doing. Cindy gasped at what she saw. Mr. Death was already back there and he had her dad trapped. Her dad was screaming for help and Cindy could see the terror in his eyes.
Right at that moment Momster came through the back door, looked at Mr. Death and said “Nice to finally have you home honey.” Mr. Death replied back saying “Nice to finally be home.”
Cindy knew it she knew all along that something was up. It wasn’t a surprise to her but she had to act fast. She ran over to where her dad was but was stopped by Mr. Death.
At that moment Cindy sat up straight in her bed. Sweat was pouring down her face and her dad was sitting at her feet staring at her. Her dad jumped up to help her. He hugged Cindy and he would not stop saying I love you over and over again. When Cindy looked her dad was crying and she didn’t understand why.
She asked what was wrong and her dad just stared and started saying “Cindy my love, you were sick for so long.” he was choking up. “I didn’t think that you were going to make it. “Sarah came over so many times to see you.” Cindy didn’t know how to respond.
So there’s no such thing as R.I.P, and she doesn’t have a skeleton curse. Momster is not real and she has no siblings. Maybe even the worst Ethan doesn’t like her, maybe.
Right at that moment the doorbell rang and her dad jumped up to get it. Cindy layed back down trying to figure out what happened. She was so confused, but she felt as though the world was just lifted off her shoulders.
Cindy heard her dad's voice from downstairs. He said “ Cindy do you think you could come down here.” He stopped, “There’s someone I want you to meet.”
Her heart stopped, she didn’t want a Momster especially after her big dream. She didn’t need her life to be ruined again. She moped down the stairs and saw her standing there with her 2 little daughters. “It’s your new mom.” said her dad with a struggled smile.
That night Cindy was in her room and felt a weird wave go over her body. As she was walking to the bathroom she heard a loud howl come from down the street. When she looked in the mirror she screamed. All she saw was her bony skeleton figure in her reflection.
“Cindy, Honey,” Mom said, her voice getting that tight sound. “There’s something you need to know about the skeleton curse.”
“What?” I asked. “Apparently is makes you a boring jerk and a terrible daughter.” “Why do you think that?” I could barely force it out. “Well because that’s what you’ve been,” she said. “I would say that I hope that your stupid face dies but then you’d stay here and I’d have to spend even more time with your awfulness.” “By the way I have to tell you something important,” she said. “I have a brand new fiance, his name is Roberto and he’s a Hispanic zombie.” “ Also he’s like ten times hotter than your father.” “I think you should leave Cindy, don’t come back you stupid, ugly, skeleton.” “ I love Roberto more than you, tell Hagatha to have fun with your father’s night terrors.” “She’s gonna have a GREAT time changing the sheets every night.” “Now leave and don’t let the door hit you on the way out.”
I went home that night and cried.My father wouldn’t talk to her about it because he was too busy hanging out with his new daughters who he loved more than me. I don’t understand why nobody loves me anymore. Maybe it was because I went around complaining about my stupid problems that I could’ve easily solved myself. If I had just been a rational human being and solved my own stupid problems that weren’t even a big deal maybe then I’d be out there hanging out with them.
Sarah wasn’t hanging out with me anymore. She was spending all of her time with her new boyfriend Hunter now. Ethan’s brother. I thought Ethan might have liked me when he asked me to the dance but apparently he asked 5 other girls. Gold digger. I thought I was special when he asked me but he danced with Winnie and Bertha. My mother and Roberto had a new baby daughter named Shaniqua. I decided to just stop going to Mom’s house. I just didn’t feel welcome after she called me fat and ugly. Also Shaniqua beat me up cuz they built her out of Ronda Rousey’s bones and that lady is tough. Like if she wanted to she could bite the head off of a sea lion. Actually I think that could be a good birthday present for her, a sea lion to devour so she could distract herself from me for 5 seconds. I wonder how a sea lion tastes, probably like lobster.
Dad and Hagatha put me up for adoption and I was auctioned off. An old Syrian man named Muhammad got me and he used my bones to carve some ivory piano keys and that is how my story ends. The problem is during the day my bones turn into flesh again so that is a nasty piano. Eventually the piano burned in a fire so I died. Mom wouldn’t let me live with her and Roberto so I became a homeless zombie. I don’t visit mom because if I try Shaniqua shoots me in the legs with a shotgun. If I’ve learned anything from my curse it’s that I shouldn’t whine about my stupid problems and I should just deal with them and keep them to myself. Now I spend most of my time playing zombie golf with my own head. One day an agent came to talk to me about playing zombie golf professionally. I went from being homeless to being in the zombie PGA Tour. I was number one until Phil Mickelson died in a tragic accident where he choked on someone else’s vomit and he became number 1 in the zombie PGA. They never actually found out who’s vomit it was because you can’t like…… dust for vomit. And then Tiger Woods died from dropping a radio in the bathtub when he was in it but nobody really cared because he’s an awful golfer. We all didn’t want him here so we shoved him into Death’s lava lake when he was crossing a bridge to a Par 5. He would’ve shanked it anyway.
The only person that ever comes to watch me golf is Cheddar before I mistook him for a rat and I smashed him with a jackhammer. Unfortunately he didn’t have end-of-life insurance so I had to pay for his funeral. Fun fact, every time someone dies in R.I.P they are born back into the real world. I feel real bad for those suckers because Planet Earth sucks.
Cindy Honey, Mom said her voice getting that tight sound. “There’s something you need to know about the skeleton curse.”
No, I said. Then I bolted out and ran into Mr. Death and then the ticket would stick to her bones and she could not go to the elevator and leave. She would be stuck down there for ever and would never be able to go back up. So when it became the morning she would be slowly shrink in size until she is the size of a mouse and never be able to go back to herself. The only thing that she could do is become a human in the day and rat at night. She was living a miserable life and could not even see what is happening over the tall grass and had to get help up to the bed or onto the table. She hated her life and did not want to do anything in the night because it was hard for her to do anything and she hated it so much that she wanted to find death and would try to make him take the ticket back.
When she wanted to talk to Mr. Death she decided that this is what she had to do and make her own make shift stick so that she could stand on them and could be the size of Mr. Death and she could talk to him face to face and they could look each other in the eye and have a demanding discussion with Mr. Death and convince him so that she could go and see her dad and not be a rat at night.
When the discussion was over she made him want to take her ticket so bad but he just turned around and threw the scissors that could cut it into a lake of lava and make it so that the ticket could never be cut off her neck. Nooooooo, Cindy yelled. She was so mad that she wanted to go home her mom’s home and then she would tell her mom and stay the night instead of going to the dance. So that is just what she did she stayed down there and never came up until her dad had died and she said that she would try to live a new life and become successful and get passed her past. And when she stepped into the the elevator she was a skeleton and not a rat anymore.
Then she went up and then saw that there was a dead body next to a head stone so I looked at the head stone and then saw that is was her headstone and it had roses that had said
“ I wish you were here so I could tell you my feelings. I really liked you so I had to see your head tone until I die. I really missed you and I would want to see your headstone for the last thing until i’m dead.”
Aw he really like me and I never told him anything I just gave him a bloody nose in class and I have the skeleton curse and I would have never been able to watch a late movie with him. I could just die from being lonely. I think it would be hard to love again but I was wrong. I found a guy that looked just like him but he was a little taller and I think I would really love him. But could I really do that not that I know he loves me well loved me. I could not do that I will just go back home and I will live a life down there and hopefully I could find Ethan and then I could live with him down there.
I spent eight days looking for him until I have found them I saw that he was a human well skeleton so then I walked up to him and I said hey did you really love me and was that true have you would not have left my grave. “He said that I really did love you and I did not want to leave your grave until I would see you and I would not want to leave until I am dead.” I said
“I really loved you and I would not want to be alone I want to be together with you and I know I love you and I want to be with you as long as we can not be separated.
I really love him and I will stay with him forever and we never left each other’s side. The bad thing was that he was a dog and I know I have to live with that and she has to live with me being human in the day and a skeleton in night. And I love him because he love me back. And I lived happily ever after.
“Cindy, Honey, Mom said, her voice getting that tight sound. “There’s something you need to know about the skeleton curse.
Cindy’s mom told her that the skeleton curse would never go away. Cindy was really happy about this because she liked seeing her mom everyday. She said “thank you mom I am so glad that it will never end. I love visiting you everyday.” “Thank you” replied mom. Cindy had to leave because it was getting to that time again when she had to go for the day.
So, Cindy kept on going to the underworld to visit her mom. But one time she went it was going to be different. When she got down there she thought it was going to be just another visit like normal. But this time Bert was waiting once she got off of the elevator. He looked really mad. So I said “wh wh why are you standing there like that did I do something wrong or something?” Bert just kept looking at her like a killer but Cindy still had no idea why he had that look on his face. Finally I just went and walked around him but he wouldn’t budge he went to grab me but I started screaming.
My mom heard me and she was running for me. I started to kick him and my mom yelled, “don’t kick him if you do I will never see you again!” I was thinking why would I never see her again if I kicked him so I decided I wouldn’t kick him anymore because I did want to see my mom again. Apparently Bert had enough of everything that was going on because he started running with me. I had no idea what he was going to do to me. I thought I was never going to see any of my loved ones ever again. My mom kept on running towards us and she couldn’t keep up.
Before I knew I was locked inside of what looked like a dungeon. It had gray concrete walls, and it smelled really musty. I bet it hadn’t been opened for over a 100 years. After what felt like a million years I heard footsteps coming and the door slowly opened, I was so scared to see who it was I put my hands over my eyes. I heard something hit the ground really loud. So all I thought, was that it was just another person that got caught going down to the underworld.
But when I slowly but cautiously took my hands away from my terrified face, it was my mom sitting on the ground crying, and with wounds all over her. I said “mom it’s you what happened what did he do to you?” So, she told me the entire story how Bert said that he thought something was suspicious when I got here. He knew that once I started coming down here that something was going on and that he was going to get to the bottom of it.
After we both caught up with what was going on in our lives right now, the door started to open and then I saw Bert and he had a tray of food with him and he set it down on the cold ground. I was thinking if he hates us so bad why would he give us food to eat. So, since we were so hungry me and my mom started eating the food that he gave us.
After about one hour the food killed my mom for good this time. So I really thought that I would die to since I ate the same food she did. But to my surprise I never did die.
So one day when I woke up from sleeping the door to the dungeon was slightly open. I decided to walk out of the dungeon and when I got out there I couldn’t see anyone so I just kept on walking. To my surprise I got out of the underworld with no one seeing me. I was so relieved that I got out with any glitches.
When I got up to my mom's grave everything in the world felt different. It was dark out, and nothing was going on around me I didn’t see anyone. Personally I felt different. I ran home to see my family because I haven't seen the m in what feels like a million years.
So when I went up to the door I could hear screaming. So I went into the house and Hagatha, and my two new sisters were in there too. I was so shocked because there faces were a skeleton just like mine is. I was not expecting that I just thought everything was going for be normal when I got home.
I couldn’t find my dad anywhere so I was really freaking out I asked Hagatha where he was and she said upstairs he is a skelton too. She said “I don’t know what happened it’s like this house is cursed or something.”
I thought, yea probably after what what happened last night. Hagatha, my dad, and my two new sisters wanted to go down to the underworld to see everything that I have been experiencing. I told them NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! But they never listened to me they said “it will be alright I mean you have been going down there all this time it must be fine.” They never listened to me so they went down there and I knew what was going on down there so I was not going to go down there.
After seven days went by I figured that Bert did the same thing to them as they did to my mom. I didn’t want to worry about it and go down there because I knew that I would die
After seven days went by I figured that Bert did the same thing to them as they did to my mom. I didn’t want to worry about it and go down there because I knew that I would die if I went down there.
Apparently Bert put a curse on what seemed like the entire world. Everyone that was cursed knew that they could go to the underworld. So they did and I wonder if Bert could handle all of those people.
I am never going back down there to see if they survived. But there is probably millions of dead bodies down there, if Bert did end up killing all of them. I won’t know unless I go down there.
“ What’s going to happen? “ Cindy asked Mom. “ Well as soon as midnight hits from now on you will turn not only into a skeleton, but a skeleton beetle.” Mom said sadly. “I’m sorry Cindy this was the only thing I could do to let you be able to come down here. “ Mom said disappointed. “ But, but, but.” Cindy mumbled. “ I’m going to be a skeleton beetle at night for the rest of my life?” Cindy yelled. “ Yes honey, but I only did this so you can visit me without Bert knowing.” Cindy sighed, “ I’m not going to have a normal life ever?” “ Well would you rather have a normal life or be able to see me and your dad until you die too? “ mom said firmly. “ Well, I want to see you but seriously I'm going to have to hide for the rest of my life! “ Cindy yelled. “ I don't know what to tell you Cindy, I'm sorry it was the only thing I could do. Your dad begged and begged me not to do it but I couldn't hold back. “ mom mumbled. “ How come you couldn't have changed the spell a little bit? What am I going to do, be miserable for the rest of my life? How could you do this to me? “ Cindy Cried. “ I don't ever want to come down here again! I just want my life back already , I want everything to be back to normal! Change the curse, eliminate it, now! “ Cindy yelled at the top of her lungs.
I know, I know I was being a little bit over dramatic but still, can you believe it? I'm going to be a skeleton beetle for the rest of my life! I don't even know how I'm going to handle this. I'm going crazy right now, how am I supposed to tell Sarah I'm going to turn into a beetle every time she comes over at night? She is going to freak. I didn't even tell her about being a skeleton in the first place ( bad mistake ) and now I have to tell her I'm not only a skeleton but a skeleton beetle?
“Cindy, I can't change the spell you have to understand that. There's nothing I can do now, I'm so sorry. I didn't know you wouldn't like to be able to see me every day. Mom said sadly.
“ Mom I want to be able to see you! I'm sorry, I never realized how hard it was for you to do this for me, but I just don't think you knew how hard it was going to be for me also.” Cindy spoke. “No” mom confessed. “ I did think about it actually, but I never imagined it would be this hard for your to adapt too, I'm sorry Cindy, if I knew it was going to be this hard I never would have done this. I can't take it back so you're going to have to deal with it.” Mom stated. “ Mom, I'm not mad, it's just that it's going to take time to get used to seeing myself as a beetle at night for the rest of my life.” Cindy sighed. “ I knew you would come around! “ mom said happily. “ Now go on before you get locked down here forever! “ mom commanded. “ Okay, bye mom see you tomorrow ( as a beatle) “ Cindy laughed. “ Alright bye!” Mom said as Cindy flew out the door with her bones rattling along with her.
“Alright I'm back and better than ever!” Cindy said right as she got up the next morning. “ I am ready to roll once again! I-Am-Unnnn stoppable! Cindy screamed. Stepmomster came running into the room as soon as I did that, which was just wonderful because she was wearing the most ugly nightgown I had EVER seen. It was all brown with little mustard yellow poodles all over it. It looks gross! All I wanted to say was “ Get out until you are dressed appropriately for MY room! ” But I didn't, all she said was “ Are you okay? Do you need medical assistance? ” I laughed “ No silly I'm just happy it's morning! You can leave now if that's okay with you. ” Stepmomster looked at me with that creepy little eye thing she does that says “ You better not be doing anything you're not supposed to young lady”. I just smiled as she left.
As soon as she was out of sight I jumped out of bed, threw my clothes on and ran to the bathroom. I needed to brush my hair from last nights adventure because let me tell you, the way back home was so C-R-A-Z-Y I don't even have time to explain. Well anyway, after I get done brushing my hair and teeth I run down the stairs to eat some breakfast before Winne and Bertha demolish all of it before I get there, but I was too late. They were already there scarfing down the Cheerios like they haven't been feed for 2 days! They were the biggest pigs I had ever seen, I just want them gone along with Stepmomster. As soon as I sat down to see if there were any Cheerios left, which there weren't, Winnie said something to me for the first time! She asked me if I wanted to walk to school together. Of course I said yes, I am so excited! I think
I think they like me, unless this is just another one of stepmomsters games, but I didn't think so. They sounded serious enough to believe they made this decision on their own, at least I hope. After we got done talking I poured myself a big bowl of Lucky Charms and ate up until it was time to go.
As we were walking to school I heard somebody calling my name from behind me. I turned around and saw Ethan running after me! He was almost to me when he tripped at fell! He hit his head on the ground while scraping up his hands and knees. I ran over to help him up and to make sure he was okay and it was right then that I looked into his eyes and saw something I had never seen in him. He looked angry almost as if he was going to eat me. I got scared, he bolted up like lightning knocking me on the ground where he laid seconds before. I got this sudden urge to run, as fast as I could back to my house. I took off, as fast as I could sprinting towards my house. I could see it but it didn't seem close enough. I turned around only to see Ethan chasing me with bloodshot eyes and big sharp teeth. He was faster than I was but I was farther ahead of him. I think I have a chance if I run fast enough. I ran as hard and fast as I could to my house that seemed miles and miles away. I was only a few steps away from the door when I got thrown against the concrete. Ethan was pinning me down about ready to eat me or at least I thought. Then all of the sudden he bursts out laughing! I sit up as soon as he releases his grip on my shoulders. He looks at me still while laughing and says “ You should have seen the look on your face!” he cries. I look at him like he's crazy, because he is, but all I said was “W-w-w-w-w-w”.
Are you hearing this? I thought I was going to get eaten! I just want to punch him so hard right now. What was he thinking? Boys should know girls take everything seriously! Okay I'm calm now. Did you think he was going to kill me, because obviously I did. Man, he got me good. I just really wish he could have gotten me a little nicer way, you know. Maybe in a NICE game of tag or hide and seek? That at least wouldn't have given me a heart attack.
He was still laughing at me but I was absolutely not. I was madder than mad at him! Ethan!!!!! That was not funny! I can’t believe you did that to me! I could have died you know! Ethan just sat there black faced but still laughing inside. He finally spoke “ I sorry Cindy but I couldn’t resist! Your face was hilarious!” All I said was “ Please just leave me alone, I need to catch my breath.” After all of this mishap everything ended up alright! But didn’t you know this was all just a dream? Yep, that’s right all just one big dream! It was interesting at least right?
“Cindy, Honey,” Mom said, her voice getting that tight sound. “There’s something you need to know about the skeleton curse.” Whatever mom had to say it couldn’t be any worse than what it already was. Mom has always loved me, and she wants what’s best for me. She would never do anything at all to hurt me, I thought.
“Cindy, your curse is permanent,” mom carried on.
Ok, I lied. This was WAY worse. Sure, I had learned to deal with the curse but I didn’t think that I would have to live with this forever! Why would mom do this to me? I thought that she actually cared about me.
“Why!?” I said. Anger flooded through me. I couldn’t believe it, I wouldn’t believe it. All this time I thought the curse was temporary, but no, it lasts FOREVER. It must have been an accident, I thought. Mom wouldn’t do this to me on purpose, would she?
“Why would you do this to me?!” I raised my voice a little. Mom didn’t answer. OK, now I was angry I could not control my emotions. I started to scream, “WHY?! I TRUSTED YOU!”
“CIndy, don’t you understand? We can live here, in RIP together, till the end of time!” Mom said with a smile. “You won’t have to deal with that mean stepmother of yours, and dad won’t ever have to look at skeleton skull again. Cindy, don’t you want to make your mom happy? I love you, and I don’t want to be here alone. All I have to do…..” Mom pulled a sharp silver knife out of her pocket. “Is put this knife right into your heart.”
I screamed louder than I ever had before. The scream woke up Cheddar from his deep sleep. Cheddar looked around the room, saw CIndy’s mom with a knife, figured out what was going on and then simply screamed “RUN!”.
Cheddar and I ran to the gates of RIP as fast as we could. I heard my mom's footsteps close behind us. The gate starts to close and they are only about 100 meters away from it. They keep running. 90 meters. 80 meters. 70 meters. 60. 50. 40. 30. 20. Only 10 meters away, but the gates were almost closed. I sprinted as fast as my legs would carry me. Only 5 more steps. I dive headfirst through the closing gates. I had made it! I look behind me, through the gates, and see Cheddar struggling through Mr. Death’s arms, with mom standing behind them smiling.
“Run Cindy, and don’t look back!” Cheddar yells to me through grunts and moans of pain and anguish. “What are you waiting for? GO!” He screams.
Sadness flooded through me. How could I leave behind Cheddar? The one who had took me to RIP to see my mom. The one who had cared for me, and helped me out in unbelievable situations. The one who was now risking his life for me. I couldn’t move my legs. I couldn’t leave Cheddar behind to die, with no excuse for why he sacrificed his life for me. I wasn’t going to leave Cheddar. All of the sudden dad comes storming out of the elevator. He picked me up and carried me back to the elevator. “NO! WE HAVE TO GET CHEDDAR! WE CAN’T LEAVE HIM BEHIND!” I screamed.
Dad put up no exceptions, and we left RIP, forever. When we got home dad explained everything to me.
“Your mother did not actually die of sickness, dad put poison into her drink to kill her. You mother was evil, Cindy. She was obsessed with eternal life, and getting to you. I never told you because, well, you would have been heartbroken. I’m sorry for not telling you,” Dad explained to me.
“But, how did you know that I was in trouble while I was in RIP?” I asked.
“You remember Mr. Death don’t you? I was threatened by him when you first went to RIP. He told me that if I couldn’t get you to stay with you mom, he would kill the whole family. I never wanted you to go into RIP again, but I didn’t know what would happen if you didn’t go. I let you go, for a couple nights, acting like I didn’t know. But when you came back with that golden ticket, I knew what was going to happen. I thought that I had made it clear that I didn’t want you going back to RIP. Ever. When I woke up in the middle of the night you weren’t there. I knew something had happened. So I came into RIP to get you as soon as I could,” Dad carried on.
“So, Mr. Death was working with mom?” I asked.
Dad answered me, “Well, not exactly. Mr. Death realized that it was wrong, and that he needed to help get you back into the real world. He blessed the golden ticket necklace, and made it a shield so that mom could not touch you. I’m just glad you're safe, that you’re here now.”
Then I woke up.
After a couple more days the curse will last forever. You will be a skeleton forever Cindy. That’s great isn’t it mom. No you will not be able to go to school or see Sarah without her screaming bloody mary probably. You might not even be able to see dad anymore. You will be living down here with me forever.” But I want to be with you. Don’t you want that too,” I said. Why can’t you just keep me the way I am. Like skeleton at night and a regular girl in the morning. Then mom said she had to go it is getting late. Then I left. But waiting for her at the elevator was Mr. Death. She was the chopped to pieces then thrown into a fire. Cindy’s mom found out and went to Death’s house. When she went in she realized that Cindy was still alive. I was having hot chocolate with Mr. Death. Mom came in and sat down. She asked why I was still here and I said because Mr. Death asked me to stay. Mom told me it was about to be dawn. I ran to the elevator but it was to late I was a skeleton. I was so mad. I couldn’t see my dad or anyone, I can’t even see Sarah. I just realized that I wasn’t going to get Bruno Mars’ new album either. I so devastated I couldn’t do anything but lay there and cry. I went back and had hot chocolate. I thought to myself. I could still see Sarah it’s just that I would be a skeleton. I woke up and had remembered that the dance was today. It was a Halloween dance so I went as a skeleton. Then I saw Ethan he was dressed as a werewolf or so I thought. After the dance I had left my sneakers. Then at my house Ethan showed up. I hurdled the couch. When I peaked out he was still in the werewolf costume. I came out to get my shoe, but he didn’t run.
Ethan just saw me for the first day and never screamed or anything.
So, you’re not scared of me. “No” he said. He gave me my shoe and told me good night. The next day I went to see my mom because I can’t go to school like a skeleton. She told me just to be calm because there is a solution to everything. I was so sad, the next night I went home to see my dad. I saw a bunch of silverware and food. I was wondering why this was all here. Ethan had come over. He asked me if I wanted to go on a date, in my house. I was kinda weirded out by this especially since it was at my house. I asked my dad and he said “what would you like to eat.” I asked him to make 2 corn dogs for the both of us. He said that was fine and put them in the oven. Then Momster came in. She had just been going to the store for my birthday cake. It was so cool, it had purple, green, blue, and black. I was so excited. My birthday was a day away. All I could think about was sinking my teeth into that beautiful cake. The corn dogs were ready to be eaten. Dad brought them in along with some ketchup. They tasted perfect. Crunchy but not to crunchy, then they were nice and juicy on the inside. I decided that if I was going to live with myself Sarah needed to know the truth though. So, I called her and told her it was an emergency and she needed to get here quick. When she came in my dad told her to sit down. I came into the room and all she could do was scream bloody murder. She asked me how this happened. So, I told her the whole story. She was a lot calmer now. Then behind me I felt some hairy beast. It was Ethan he had turned into a werewolf. I wondered why and how, but I didn’t care because now I knew we weren’t that different. We ate the cake that night and everyone went home. I stayed with dad and went to sleep. She knew that now her friends would understand. Her and Ethan started to date and Sarah even dated his best friend Hunter.
“Cindy, Honey,” Mom said, her voice getting that tight sound. “There’s something you need to know about the skeleton curse.”
“Visitors pass doesn’t mean what you think it means Cindy…”If I had skin, the hair on it would be standing straight up right now. “Wha-” I got cut off my mom’s tears, “The visitors pass lifts your curse so you don’t have to be a skeleton.” What? What’s so bad about that? I get to see my mom and I don’t even have to change into a stupid skeleton. “I don’t understand why that’s so bad…” I look at her with a confused look. “In return for lifting it, your father is going to die.” My bones start to rattle. “But I didn’t ask for this! Why would he do that?” Maybe he deserved to… After all, he never even loved me anyways. “Don’t sound so selfish Cindy!” I turned around, “Who said that?” Ethan came through the door. “How’d you hear that?! What are you doing here?” He walks up to me and brings his hand up to my face, I slither my bony hand around his neck and lean in… He’s gone. Everything is gone. I wake up in a white room. My mom and dad are sitting in the chairs asleep with sun shining through the window. “Mom? Dad?” They both shot up with wide eyes, “Cindy! Doctor! Please! She’s awake!” Doctors rush in. “Oh Cindy, we thought you were never going to wake up from coma.” The next day, I came to school during 8th period to figure out my classes. I was swarmed by a whole bunch of 8th graders. Who are these kids? Wait. That’s Ethan. He walks up to me slowly, “Cindy…” I feel my face flush. “I missed you!” He wraps himself around my waist. Everyone in that room joined into a group hug and there were many kids screeching. It was all a dream. A very terrible dream. When did I become so popular though? I hoisted my backpack onto my shoulder and smiled as everyone slowly unhooked from the massive pile of kids. Ethan grabbed onto my wrist and pulled me quickly into the hallway, “Cindy… Cinderella…” My heart stopped. Ethan Mcallister just called me Cinderella. Ethan. Mcallister. I can’t believe this is happening! I straighten my back from it’s normal slouched position and tilted my head with a little smile. “I missed you so much, I thought you were never gonna come back, what’s it like when you’re in a coma? Did it hurt? What even happened? Am I asking too many questions? I’m sorry. Wait, how were you like asleep for so long?”
I never thought Ethan Mcallister would be the annoying type but all these questions are seriously driving me crazy. But when his face lights up when he asks me all the question it barely fazes me. Ew, I’m attracted to boys now.
He finally stops and gives me a look like I’m supposed to answer all his questions but I pause and look down. I can’t see my feet and it’s not my stomach that’s blocking the view… My eyes grow wide and I excuse myself to the restroom. I stare into the mirror. Who am I looking at? Oh right, the new and improved Cindy. From 6th grade puny and ugly to 8th grade holy mama look at me! I laugh at my thoughts and straighten my shirt checking how I look one last time. I calmly stroll out to the hall where I left Ethan. Surprisingly, he’s still standing there. I flash him a smile and flip my hair. I got this alllll under control. “So ummm… I was gonna ask you something,” he must’ve realized that he was turning red because he looked down and reached his hand up to the back of his neck. “I know it’s your first day back and you barely even know who I am anymore-” I quickly cut him off, “Hold up, you think I don’t know you? Well FYI I had the BIGGEST crush on you two years ago so uhhhh…” He looks up and smiles. “Okay then, would you like to go on a double date?” A double date. With Ethan Mcallister. OMG. “Double date? With who?” I raise my eyebrow. “My brother and Sarah.” He lets out a tiny giggle. Sarah and Hunter?!??!?! OMGGGGGGGG “I’d love to!” A big smile emerges on both of our faces. I see my parents merge from the crowd and I see my mom waving her hand towards me. “I’ll text you.” He grabs a pen and I hold out my hand. The pen on my skin tickles but I make sure to stay still so his numbers don’t get messed up. “Thanks.” He looks at me and I feel myself blush again. I run off to my parents with a huge smile painted on my face. “Hey Cindy! We talked to your teachers and got your schedule you ready to come back tomorrow?” my mom looked at me with happy eyes. &l
“Holy yes!” I exclaim. When I got home I told my mom all about what happened and we went to the mall since I grew… a lot. She helped me pick out a super cute outfit for the double date. I can’t be all glammed out for a simple pizza date with my best friend, her boyfriend, and my- OMG Ethan is my boyfriend!!!! -boyfriend. It was a girls day with me and mom on Saturday before I went on the date. We got our nails done, hair done, I even got to wear makeup! This was gonna be an amazing day and I already know it! My phone beeped. “Hey Cinderella! I love your name so much haha are you ready for pizza and ice cream? It’s at 6 tonight okay? Just making sure you knew…” I looked up with a red face and another cheeky smile. It was 5:17pm. “Mom! We gotta go so I can get ready!” I quickly jumped up and grabbed her wrist. We headed for the check out as my mom fumbled in her purse for her wallet. How much money does she have? We loaded everything onto the conveyor belt as fast as we could so I wouldn’t be late. The total came out to $753.83… Does she have enough money for this? My mom is just full of surprises. She pulls out 8 hundred dollar bills and tells the lady to keep the change because we have to go very fast. We sprint out the doors, both of us pushing carts full of different clothing bags. We arrive at home and I see my dad sitting at the table looking busy. I grab my outfit for tonight and check the clock before I bolt up the stairs. 5:43pm. I get into my new clothes and look over myself in the mirror. I gotta get used to seeing this instead of the 11 year old Cindy. I tilt my head and grin. There’s a knock at the door. It’s Sarah! I rush back down the stairs and quickly open the door before my parents could even get close. “Chicky monkey!” “Chickaroo!” “My mom bye dad!” I closed the door and headed for the pizza place with my best friend. I looked at her, she looked amazing! We walk about 3 blocks and we’re there. 5:58pm. I feel so happy, I’m not the plain old chubby Cindy anymore. I actually feel like a princess. I am Cinderella.
Cindy,Honey,¨Mom said, her voice getting that tight sound. ¨There´s something you need to know about the skeleton curse. It has unusual grow affects so in the next year you be as tall and as smart as a senior in high school. There are only a couple ways to take this effect off of you. You must leave now it is almost time for sunrise you must leave i will talk to you tomorrow bye Cindie. As cindie walked back she met this clown man. They started to talk the clown man was actually the undertaker. He and cindie were talking about things and he was on to her about being a living person but luckily she made it to the elevator and safely back home. Dad mom told me that the curse with make me age faster than normal. Well Cindie tonight you need to find out how to stop that because i don’t need a high schooler in my house yet.
Today I am going to go to school this is the first time i am going to be going to school since mom died I hope all of my friends will be happy to see me especially chicaroo. School was great i got to see all of my friends we had such a good time. That night I went to go see my mom and at the booth where we get our tickets burt would not let us by then the undertaker he came over and told me and cheddar to come with him. He took us to a skeleton jail me and cheddars bones were rattling so much. Later he let us out and told us ti never come back down here or he would have something to say. So after all of that i went back up to the overworld.
My dad asked me what happened I told him the overtaker caught me and we got in trouble. Later that day I went back down there and cheddar was not there. I went all the way to moms house and i stayed there and she told me exactly how to change the effects on the curse. But it was too late the sun rose in the underworld i was stuck there forever. Me and my mom were having a good time then we heard a knock on the door it was cheddar. He was out of breath we asked him what was wrong he was running from something chasing him.
We closed the door and we locked it. All we did after that was watch movies all night. It was fun hanging out with my mom. I am going to really miss my dad tho. He was a big person in my life. My mom said that there is one way I could go back up to the over world. It was a long and scary process and it involved the4 overtaker and he was one scary guy. I had to go talk to him about letting me back up he said he would think about it. A couple hours later he knocked on the door and he said he would but at a cost. I had to go to the overworld and talk to his wife. He let me go to the overworld and i talked to his wife and she was happy to hear what I had to tell her. She was happy to hear that he was the leader of the underworld.
She told me that she misses him a lot and would like to see him again one day. I went back down there and told him the good news he was happy to hear everything she said he said he would one day go up there and visit her. He said he would grant me access to the overworld and the underworld. I was so happy to hear that. So right after that I want back to see my dad.
He was so scared and he was so happy to see me. I told him he would grant me access to the over and underworld. He said that was great. I told him I would get rid of the age curse. I was so happy to hear everything i got to hear. I got rid of the curse and everything was great again i got to see my mom and dad everyday Me and the overtaker are really good friends.
Everyone in the underworld knows who i am now. I love the over and the underworld. I have lots of fun in both places i have a lot of friends now my life is much better and i have a lot of things to do now. EveryDay i go down there and watch movies with my mom. My dad is happy now with his new wife that he has. Everything is all back to normal now i love life. I still have the skeleton curse which is the reason i can go down and see my mom. My crush ethan you won’t believe it he is actually a werewolf. Me and him are dating and everyone knows the we are cursed. That is ok with me because every time we go to prank people it is really funny to see the expression on peoples faces. The overtaker came up and gave his wife a key so every once and awhile she could go down there and visit him I gave my dad the skeleton curse so my dad could go down there and talk to her they still love each other even tho he is married to a different girl. Dad said that he was happy to see she was doing good. Dad thought the underworld was not such a bad place and her actually like the underworld and i was surprised. I’m glad that my dad got to see my mom i think he was happy to. I love life again finally.
“Cindy, Honey,” Mom said, her voice getting that tight sound. “There’s something you need to know about the skeleton curse.”
“About the skeleton curse… Do you want to hear how we got it?” Mother asked.
“Yes, tell me everything.”
“At birth you got taken away from me and your father. They said they had to test you for certain diseases that were deadly to babies. They said it would only be a few hours, but it ended up being days. They had you locked up in a room for 6 days. We asked everyday if you were done testing yet and if they got the results back, but they kept telling us that they hadn’t got them back yet. After a few more days, they finally brought you all wrapped up in blankets. Me and your father were worried sick. We asked the scary looking men what the results were, and they had told us it had been a skeleton curse.”
“Wait hold up, so how did I get the curse?” I asked with a huge frown on my face.
“Honey, those scary looking men that took you back to the room that your father and I were in, they injected you with a skeleton curse. We saw funny looking holes on your arms and red marks around your face, so we took you to the doctors. They said they knew these men and that they have done this to a whole group of other babies and they’ve been meaning to go to jail. So, we called the cops and they got sent to jail for 100+ days.”
These men injected me with a skeleton curse and they were found before all this? Wow. Crazy. So how does Mother have it?
“So how did you get this skeleton curse if you weren’t injected with it like I was?” I asked.
“I felt bad you had to go through this and we didn’t protect you enough to get you out of that room they injected you in, so I made them get the curse out of a locked room that no one else could be allowed in and they injected me also.”
“Oh my, you didn’t have to do that for me.”
Mom looked down at her lap with tears in her eyes. I did the same. After a while, we looked up at each other, we hugged too.
“I love you Mom, you really didn’t have to do that for me. I wish you wouldn't have died, we could’ve been doing this together instead of you down here. I’m glad you survived as long as you did though. Hagatha will never replace you.” I said with a big smile on my face, tears dripping down my face.
“I love you too Cinderella.”
I them left my mom standing there. I couldn’t see her like this, but I couldn’t hear anymore. It made me sad to hear she did this all for me, but also happy. I can’t believe this is how this happened. After what seemed like the longest walk home, I made it home in less than 10 minutes. And I said this to myself.. “Bye Mom.”
The first look I got when I got in the house was horror. They all looked at me like I was some kind of mental person. I went straight to the bathroom and looked at myself in the mirror. I had the baggiest eyes, broken bones, and I was all slouchy. I didn’t realize that I was actually crying that much. I also didn’t realize my bones were broken. Maybe on the way home, something happened. I was so tooned out of myself on the way home, I didn’t see anything. I just thought about everything Mother had told me. I was in shock. I went into my bedroom, sat on my bed and stared out to space. Then after I knew it, I was asleep.
Cindy come here we need to talk about this. The curse i told you that i would give you
goes only till 11 at night. So that means you half to be home before that. You better go get ready
though so you're not late.
Okay Mom, is the twins coming to.
Yes, Honey they half to.
K does this look good.
Yes it does know don’t forget you half to be home by 11 tonight.
I won’t forget Mom/ Monster.
You better be going know. Bye love you see you when i get home.
K bye. So when we got there my friends were happy that i went to the dance. We had
so much fun i almost forgot i had to be home by 11. Me and the twins walked out i got my foot
stuck on something and it heart. The twins tried to help me but i told them to go home. They
stayed and tried to help me. By the time they got my foot out I was almost a skeleton and i
couldn’t let anyone see me looking like one. We started to walk home. By the time we got
home it was almost morning. When we got home just me and dad went to mom’s grave to see
her. When we got there mouse was mad because i was supposed to be there at 9. But i’m sure
mom new i went to the dance and she will be ok. So me and dad just standed there and acted
like we were really talking to her. We put some flowers out for her and said goodbye we miss
you and all of that. Bye the time we got home we just messed around the rest of the day and
thought about mom.
“Cindy, Honey,” Mom said, her voice getting that tight sound. “There’s something you need to know about the skeleton curse.”
She said “You don’t need to worry about never seeing me again because RIP is only temporary.” I was wondering where she would go and before I could say anything she said “I will be coming to the surface but I can only come once my hole body is decomposed and when I come no one will be able to see me besides you, and your father.” I was confused about the point of me coming down all of this time and didn’t understand why she did it and put my father through all of the pain if she was just gonna come back up. I asked “Why did you do this to dad it’s not fair.” She got me calmed down and relaxed when she said “I thought it was for the best when I did it and I didn’t think that it would hurt you guys when I did it.” Mom explained that after she got sick that she couldn’t handle not seeing me for that long and that it would hurt her to bad and to not see me she said “You need to leave because it was getting late and you can only be here for a certain time and make sure to tell your father that you won’t be sneaking out anymore because mom’s coming up.” I went home after Cheddar escorted me for the last time to the elevator not knowing what to expect.
I know you're probably thinking that I shouldn’t have gone and that someone might see you but no one is outside looking for a skelton during this time especially at seven in the night.
Once I got home my sisters were waiting for me all dressed up. I had forgotten that the dance was tonight and I was not ready at all and I also forgot that there is no way that I could go in skeleton form so I said “I am sorry but I just can’t go being in the you know form I’m in at this time.” Then Bertha said “Don’t worry mom has something that she needs to show you and it just might change your mind.” At that time I was really wondering what they were talking about and things started to run through my mind and I started to get really nervous. We walked into the room where Momster and Dad were sitting Momster got up and grabbed my cheekbones and said a couple of words that I couldn’t understand, but when I opened my eyes I looked at my hands and there was no bone there was skin tendons and all I was so happy that I could have hugged Momster but I didn’t. I said “How did you do that and something like this can not last more than a few hours.” Momster said “Oh you don’t need to worry about being a skeleton unless you stay out past ten and then you need to worry about it darling.” I was confused by what she meant but by the time I sat down my sister dragged me by my hair to the bathroom and started to clean me up and put makeup on me. Once I was ready we ran out the door not even saying goodbye and were on our way to the dance. We heard a sound that sounded like Mr. Death the all familiar voice telling me that I don’t belong here. All of a sudden he came out grabbed both of my sisters and all of a sudden I was the only one left. I was scared and frightened and didn’t know what to expect but then he walked up beside and grabbed my ear and dragged me to the bushes and started to try and tear me apart. To the rescue my sisters came and jumped on his back and grabbed his ears and he ran away screaming.
“Honey the skeleton curse only works three times in RIP. They notice after that. You’ve came to visit me more than three times and that’s why your dad was so scared about you coming to visit me in the first place. He doesn’t know how many times you’ve visited me and there’s a rule that he can’t ask. He’s not allowed to say the word RIP or else Mr. Death would hear him. Unfortunately, Mr. Death has overheard your father talking to Hagitha about your little secret” moms says. But mom why wouldn’t you tell me about this before?
“Mr. Death has overheard us talking I will not say anymore. Now hurry before he catches you.”
I ran out of mom’s room as fast as I could. Trying my hardest not to look behind me. All the sudden I came to the brick road where I chose what path I would take. I turned my head slowly to look down the death hall and saw nothing but blackness. I kept running with my head looking down at my feet. I saw shadows on the walls. I saw shadows on the ground. There was something behind me. I run even faster now, faster than I have ever run in my whole lifetime. I can hear my mom in the back of my head yelling “RUN FASTER CINDY, HE’S CATCHING UP TO YOU.” I run even harder now trying to catch my breath but that little shadow is still following me. I finally get to the elevator and press the button as many times as I can. I still see the shadow running down the hall getting closer and closer by the second. I hear the elevator open and run to get in but what I see in front of me is not pleasant. I see a demon staring straight into me trying to get closer. I can’t chose any other way. I’m trapped. I turn around and hit my head on the wall. Everything goes black. When I wake up, I see the room turning. I
can see the lights and that’s about it. When I stand up I feel as if I am going to fall right back down. When I finally get my vision back, I turn around to go in the elevator. I forgot why I was there in the first place. When I turn around to press the elevator button I then remembered what I was running from because he was standing right infront of me. He was big and black and looked like he didn’t even have eyes but he obviously did. I then started to scream again. I couldn’t get into the elevator because he was blocking it. I then ran straight back to my mom's room not knowing if I would be safe or not. When I got to her door I tried to open it but it was locked. TIME OUT: I was just with my mom, if she’s not in there than where is she? Could the monster of taken her too? Ok back to normal. I could hear the pounding in my head as I wondered what I was going to do. Wait a minute… when I’m in “TIME OUT” the monster can’t get to me because everything is paused. I tried it but it didn’t work because I could still hear and see everything. I only had one choice left since all the doors were locked and Mr. Death was standing by the elevator. My last choice was to go down death lane. I stood at the end of the hall looking at the bats and spider webs with spiders in them crawl all over. I slowly walked down the path more scared than ever. I was almost positive I was going to have a heart attack.I then reached the big black doors at the end of the hall. I put my hand on the handle. TIME OUT: what if I open it and Mr. Death is standing right there? What if my mom is behind those doors? Ok back to normal. I pressed down the latch and closed my eyes as I opened up the big black doors. When I opened them there was an elevator. I plain elevator. It wasn’t big or black or anything scary at all. I pressed the button but it wouldn’t open. At that moment I freaked out until I remembered I had the key my mom had given me that was in my back pocket. I reached for it in my pocket hoping it wasn’t gone. It was there. I took the key and unlocked the elevator. When I stepped inside I saw Cheddar. He said to me “Cindy you figured it out! This is the only elevator that isn’t blocked or haunted.” I asked Cheddar where my mom was but he said he couldn’t tell me. I pressed the “UP” button and I felt the elevator began to move. I closed my eyes because I was to tired to keep them open. When I heard the elevator open we weren’t in the graveyard. Nor my mom's home. We were in my home. I felt a big rush of relief when I stepped out of the elevator and Dad and Momster welcomed me home.
“Cindy, Honey,” Mom said, her voice getting that sound. “There’s something you need to know about the skeleton curse.”
“The curse was from Mr. Death.” Mom said. “But I thought it was you that cursed me so I could come see you here in RIP.” Cindy said.
“Honey in fact I died because of him. It all started when I came to RIP as a human. When you come here and you're not a skeleton you will get very sick. Don’t ask me how but it happens, Then after you get sick one of your family members has a skeleton curse. I feel so bad that it is my fault you have this curse.” Mom explained.
“I don’t understand mom, why didn’t I know this before?” Cindy asked.
“I didn’t want you to worry honey. It is better that I waited till it ended. Anyways Cindy when you come down when you're not a skeleton, Mr. Death will make you become very sick and curse one of your loved ones and I choose you so you could come see me for a while until I am forever gone.” Mom said with a shaky sound in her voice.
“Cindy you have to listen to this part, if you don’t take that golden ticket to a hidden box, you become a skeleton forever and that pretty much means you have to live in RIP, but not ever able to see me.” Cheddar was sitting there listening, sad that her mom had to break the news.
Before her mom could finish she hugged her and darted out of the room. “I don’t know where the box is Cheddar!” Cindy screamed.
“It’s hidden in those trees.” Cheddar replied. So, Cindy ran into the trees, and there it was. A big blue shiny box. “Well you heard about it didn't you?” Mr. Death was standing right there. “My mom told me to come here. I didn't know that you did this to my mom.” Cindy yelled.
Mr. Death picked Cindy up and carried her to a dark room. “Do you know where we are? I assume not. Well you mom told you how I cursed you.. Now it’s your turn to curse someone else! You can pick anyone but they have to be family.” Mr. Death explained. “No!” CIndy hit Mr. Death in the head and took his black stick that you hold and the curse goes away.
“Where am I, and where is Cheddar?” asked Cindy. She looked around and realized she was laying in bed at her house.
“Honey? Cindy? Are you alright?” dad came running in. “Yes, dad I'm fine. Did you know about this the whole time? Me seeing mom?” Cindy asked worried. Dad shook his head and said “Yes Cindy, I was waiting for this day for weeks so you could finally be a normal girl. I understand you miss your mom but everything will be alright.” Dad said sitting next to her. “I know dad” Cindy said. Dad stood up with the biggest smile on his face.
“Why don’t you go answer the phone, there is some boy that would love to talk to you! And he also said that there is another dance coming up and he asked if you could go.” Dad said. Cindy ran out of the room to call Ethan back. “Cindy?” Hagatha asked.
“I wanted you to know that I never meant to be rude by making you do chores. They might have been for a reason.” Hagatha said.
“What is it?” Cindy asked.
“Don’t worry about it sweetie.” Gretchen said with a grin.
“Cindy, Honey,” Mom said, her voice getting that tight sound. “There’s something you need to know about the skeleton curse.”
Now I am nervous. Mom just told me that once I have filled up the number of days I have to visit Mom, my visit isn’t a visit anymore, it’s a stay. I will never be able to see anyone all the time till the day they die. Turns out, I only had 31 days to visit Mom. So since I have visited Mom for 31 days, I am a permanent member of RIP.
I don’t know how to feel about this I am honestly angry. I want to see Sarah, my best friend. I want to go to school. When will I get to see Dad? Why did my own Mother do this to me?! What will people say happened to me? I am a person in RIP but a skeleton in the real world.
In my skeleton time I will visit my family. All I could think to myself was, “I have got to tell Sarah.” I could see my Mom’s nervousness in her movements. “Cindy are you okay?” “Yeah Mom, I’m fine it’s just hard to process all of this.” Mom said, “I will be with you everyday now.”
The next day, I went over to Sarah’s (as a skeleton if you were confused). Sarah screamed when she saw me and her parents came running up the stairs. “Sarah it’s me, Cindy. Your best friend, you know?” Sarah confusingly said, “Oh, Cindy hi.” I had to hide so Sarah’s parents wouldn’t see me, so I slipped underneath her bed. “Cindy what happened? Are you okay?” Sarah’s parents said. “Oh I’m fine there was just a spider but I killed it. It’s all good.” They eventually went downstairs.
Once I got out from underneath her bed I told her everything about the curse. I could tell that she was kind of mad at me for keeping this from her, but she understood. “Sarah, could you tell everyone at school about this?” I asked “Yes, Cindy. I will do anything.” she responded.
I get to visit my family every night but they need sleep so I try to slip in around 7:30. Since Sarah told people about my skeleton curse, I can go to sleepovers now! It was kind of awkward at first but now they want to be skeletons too, and they want to visit my mom. So I had to tell them that they can’t, they were bummed but it’s part of it.
I love the opportunity to see my mother all the time. There is an RIP school here and I love it. There is so many nice kids. I’m not scared of Mr. Death anymore. He takes me places and tells me funny stories.
When I think about it, I am blessed with all of my special opportunities and things I get to do. I mean who gets to see and live with their dead mother? While living! I love it now! And everyone else thinks that it is so cool to be a skeleton. They want to have the curse too. Although there are some challenges with the curse, I still love it.
Ethan and I always go and scare people at night. They won’t know who it is, so why not? Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday we go and scare people. One time we went to some couples’ house the Brooke’s and we scared them so bad that they had to move to a different state. Yeah, that’s right a different STATE. We went and knocked on their windows. And when they saw us we would hurry and run to another window and do it. We did it everyday of the week. It was so funny.
After the scare at the Brooke’s house, I felt almost bad. Even though they hated me in the first place, no idea why, I still felt bad. I guess they can deal with it. Maybe, they didn’t even move because of the scare. Like what Mrs. Brooke said, “I am going to have a heart attack if the skeleton and ware wolf come to this new house!” That doesn’t mean anything right?
There is something you need to know about the skeleton curse. If you ever get caught in public as a skeleton then you will be a skeleton forever. ¨There is also another thing.¨ So you know how you like Ethan?¨ Mom asked. ¨Yes¨ I said. I saw him at r i p last night. He was as a werewolf. I yelled and thought to myself. If he goes to r i p then i could have a chance to get to know him and even more. Date him. This was a dream come true me. Later that night i was walking back from R.I.P. Mr. Dead walked out of my house. I ran in through the back door when it hit me. Mr.dead had killed my father. I scrambled for help but I couldn't go anywhere because I can't get caught in public. I searched the house for Momster but never found her. I realized that Momster was gone and Mr.dead had walked out of my house. Momster and dad are the only ones that have keys to the house. I sprinted back to mom's grave and met cheddar there. He told me that Mr dead had just walked back into R.I.P. Cheddar and I searched through R.I.P to find Momster. Dressed in a black suit with a black cape. Blood was splattered on her suit like splatter painted. I thought that it was just a dream so I tried to wake up but couldn't. I realized that this was real life that Momster was Mr.dead. I walked up to Mr dead and screamed at her. She told me that I need to go home and to never come back because when done with your mom, there will be no reason to come back. I screamed in panic but this time I didn't know what to do. I cried myself to sleep. I woke up and I had an idea on how to save my mom………. ¨Cindy!!!! ¨ My dad cried. I ran down stairs to find out it was too late. My moms shadowy figure was standing in the kitchen. Mr. Dead was standing by her. ¨Cindy¨ mom said. ¨I came to say goodbye, for good¨ she said. She started to sob and I asked ¨ what do you mean?¨. She told me that if I go outside for a bit it would be best. I walked outside for 10 minutes thinking about what mom had said. Momster came outside and grabbed me by the hand. ¨Mom will never be back and as long as you never talk about her again you won't be gone as well.¨ I walked inside and mom was gone. So was dad. I searched the whole house for dad. I ran up the stairs and into his room but nothing. The bathroom, kitchen, laundry room, the closet were all clueless of dad. Momster walked out the back door as I creeped around the corner. I watched her as she opened the dumpster. She put dads favorite knife in the dumpster. She walked back into the house and into the living room. And she drifted off into sleep I sneaked out the back door and walked to the dumpster.
I know it sounds kinda stalkerish but I was really curious at the moment and I didn't know what to do. I mean come on if you saw your step mom throw your father's favorite knife away you wouldn't think that it was a bit suspicious. Ok resume…..
As I approached the dumpster I could smell this awful smell. I got to the dumpster and I opened it. The knife was sitting on top of a bunch of bloody clothes. The clothes were my dads. I ripped all of the clothes out and all I could see was bloody clothes. I walked back inside and sobbed up the stairs. I had no idea what had happened to dad or mom but from that day on I knew that I could not ask any questions and that this would remain a mystery until I solved it. Until I do solve it it will become something that will bother me forever.
“Cindy, Honey,” Mom said, her voice getting that tight sound. “There’s something you need to know about the skeleton curse.
I gave my mom an uneasy look. Her eyes were filled with distress, almost like she didn’t want to tell me. She took a deep breath and started. “The curse is only temporary.” I couldn’t believe it. Why would she put this curse on me if it was temporary. My body drooped and my mind went wild. I wouldn’t be able to see the one person who actually gets me. I wish I could stay with her. She sighed once again. “ And cinderella, you can only visit again on my birthday.” I popped my finger bones in and out of their socket. I couldn't process my words and feelings.
I know cliche right? The mom always says something upsetting. Then the child gets all depressed and mopey. But what do you expect. I lost my mom and now I can only see her on one day of the year.
She put her warm hand over mine the skin feeling soft against my bones. “Are you alright Cindy?” I nodded my head “Yeah, I just wish that the curse didn’t have to end so early.” She nodded her head also, but then she replaced her frown with an ordinary smile. “Look on the bright side, you will still get to see me.” I smiled a little bit. “Yeah, I do.” I didn’t want to admit this but I was kinda happy that I wasn’t going to be a skeleton every night of my life.
The sun in the underworld was beginning to set. It was a beautiful mix of bright red, orange and yellow colors. I also knew what time it was. It was time to go. Mom stood up and I followed her. She embraced me into her gentle arms. This was it. “I love you my cinderella.” She smiled at me for one last time. I turned around holding the tears back. I opened the door and darted down the cobble stone path. I didn’t even look back. I waited in front of bert’s little shack. The elevator rose up. I raced home. The sun was slowly rising.
When I got home I opened the door quietly. I don’t want to be too loud because I would really be in a lot of trouble if Dad knew I snuck out. I walked through the dark and scary house. I went up to my room and laid in the covers and fell into a deep sleep. I woke up to the smell of fruits and eggs. I couldn’t ask for a better meal. I ran downstairs to be greeted with a huge plate of food. I assumed that I could eat it, so I dug in.
This was the best food I had in the last 3 days. Momster smiled at my sudden rush of eating. Is she actually letting me eat this. My dad piped up. “Cindy, there is something Hagitha would like to tell you.” I prepared myself. “I was your mom’s best friend.” My big smile from all of the food faded. “I’m sorry, what.” I said almost choking on my food. She nodded her head.I can’t believe my dad. He dated my Mom’s best friend. That is so wrong. “Are, you mad?” Dad asked scrunching his nose. “Yeah, I am mad. You're dating your wife best friend, that’s a little bit wrong.” I was furious. I stormed up to my room. I grabbed my notebook up so that I could stress draw. I opened the nearest page so that I could draw. There was a small note tucked into the crease of the notebook. The name at the bottom of the page made my stomach whirl.
I didn’t know any other way to tell you this. I was to scared to say this in person. I was the big hairy dog that was chasing you around the block. I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed dancing with you the other night. I have had the biggest crush on you, even though you gave me a bloody nose.
¨Cindy, Honey,¨ Mom said, her voice getting that tight sound. ¨There´s something you need to know about the skeleton curse.¨
You can't come down to RIP as a skeleton anymore. ¨I will die and you will never see me again.¨ Mom said. ¨You can only come down as a skeleton. It is impossible to come down to RIP as a human I have to be dead to come down.¨ I said. They will catch me if I try to come down as a human. A few days later I forgot about Mom´s rule she told me and I went to RIP without remembering her rule to not go down as a skeleton but I did. She wasn't there when I got there. She was gone. I wondered where she could be in such a big place. I went searching for her and I couldn't find her. After that I remembered the rule Mom told me and I remembered that I came down as a skeleton and not a human like she asked. My mom is dead I thought.
I searched around for Mom some more but she was nowhere to be found. I couldn't take it that my mom was dead and it was all my fault. She was dead because of me. I went back down to RIP and I found Cheddar sitting on the chair to the side of where Mom had sat. I started to dry and weep. Then Cheddar came and jumped up on my shoulder and comforted me. ¨ I can't believe that I came down as a skeleton after Mom told me not to.¨ Then Cheddar told me his little secret about Mom. He said ¨ Mr. Death forced your mom to tell you that you can't come down as a skeleton and he knew that it wasn't possible for you to come down as a human. ¨He trapped your mom. He had stolen my mom from me. That was an awful thing to do. I thought that he was a nice person. I went to find Mr. Death and he was sitting by the ferris wheel with Mom tied up to the top. He had a button right next to him that would send my mom crashing to the ground. I pushed my Mr. Death away from the button and broke it. Sending Mr. Death to the ground where there was a piece of glass that had fallen out of and ice cream truck window. Hir head landed straight on the piece of glass and he was killed. I climbed up the ferris wheel and took my mom off the rope connecting her to the ferris wheel and we came down safely. We both went back to RIP and played games with Cheddar. We all laughed and had a great time. After all this time I was thinking that I still had to go back to Momster. When I came back home Ethan was sitting on the couch with Momster and Dad. He looked weird and was not his normal self. He looked like a robot kind of like a cyborg. I sat down on the couch with him and he said ¨hello Cindy I am a cyborg. Now that you know we can hang out that we're both monsters.¨ I just wanted to ask you if you wanted to go to the movies later. I said ¨yes I would love to.¨ We went to the movies and Mom came out out of the side of the movie theater and pulled the plug out of Ethan and he was killed and I started crying. Mom came after me and I dodged her. She came after me again. She took me down and tried to kill me. She bit the side of my cheek. Blood fell out of my face and she started to drink it up. Dad came in and freaked out he fell onto the floor and fainted. Mom walked over to the body and took out the intestines from the body. I walked out of the movie theater and ran away. Mom came out of the movie theater running after every human in sight. I ran away from home and became a very good person. I am the manager for the Cleveland Cavaliers and I am LeBron James physical trainer. I get a million dollars a game because my team wins every game and is off to The Finals. My mom showed up to the 7th Game. She came down on to the floor and bit Lebron´s arm. He can never play NBA again.
Next thing I knew, I woke up in my bed skin on and normal life except I didn’t know where my mom was. I ran down the stairs, threw my coat on and then there I was sprinting across the street to Ms. Wanda’s place. Pounding on the door, then the doorknob turned slowly and then she popped out “Cindy!” Ms. Wanda said with surprise. “What brings you here so early suga?” “It’s my mom, no time to explain but do you have any idea where she might be, because RIP is not the correct answer.” “Oh no.” Ms. Wanda said with complete worry lingering in her words. I thought of all these terrible worse case scenarios, like Mr. Death could’ve locked her up, oh my goodness the possibilities were endless and there wasn’t anything I could do about it. “Honey, I hate to break it to you, but your mom isn’t going to be back any time soon.” Ms. Wanda took me to a seceret room in her closet and then we fell into a hole that seemed endless but it was so calming.
“Cindy, Honey”, Mom said, her voice getting that tight sound. “There's something you need to know about the skeleton curse”.
“Wh...What do you mean?” I said.
“I mean that I didn't tell you the whole truth about the skeleton curse.” She was looking down at her lap. I told her to look up at me. She slowly lifted her face. I saw multiple emotions on her face but I could only name a few of them. Guilt. Sadness.
She opened her mouth like she was going to say something, but only a mere sound came out before she shut it quickly again. “Mom, tell me what you mean”. I was starting to get angry that she wasn't saying anything. She sighed and slowly said “When I put the curse on you, I had to make a deal with Mr. Death. His first deal was that I go back to the real world, and you stay here in R.I.P. I immediately disagreed. He then said that I would have to reverse the curse. We bargained for hours, until…” She started to sob. “I'm so sorry Cindy, I shouldn't have made the deal with Mr. Death.”
“Mom, what deal did you make with Mr. Death?” She still wouldn’t answer me. I was starting to get worried because she wouldn't tell me. We sat there in silence for a few minutes. I took my hands and shook her. I wanted to know. I HAD to know. After all, the deal was not just about her, it was about me too.
Under her breath she muttered, “Fine. The deal I made with Mr. Death was that he would allow you to come down here to visit me, but if anyone suspected something and they alerted him...he would give you a golden ticket and if you accepted it, then you belong to him forever. So...you won't be able to travel up the elevator to the real world ever again.” I looked down, ready to cry.
All of a sudden I heard someone suck in sharply and scream. I put my head up sharply and realized that it was my mom. The thing was, I didn’t know why she was screaming. She started to point behind me and yelled “NO. You can’t have her”. I slowly turned around and saw Mr. Death standing there with a smirk on his face.
“You made the deal Tabitha. She took the golden ticket. She's mine now”. He started to walk toward me so I tried to get up and run. I couldn't get up...I was stuck to the chair. My mom tried to help me but nothing worked. By then Mr. Death had reached us.
I know what you are thinking...Mr. Death must be a really slow walker. I don't really know, I was too busy trying to get out of that stinking chair! Anyway, back to me trying to get away from Mr. Death.
Suddenly, the room started to fade slowly. The last thing I saw before I blacked out was my life flashing before my eyes.
When I came to, I didn't recognize anything around me. I screamed “Come out, Mr. Death!
I know that you're there!” He walked out of the shadows and said “Do you need something Cindy?”
He must be crazy! Of COURSE I need something! I need to get out of here and find my mom. I have to know if she is okay. I have to get back to my family. I'm even sad to say that I missed Momster. As you can tell, this is not one of my proudest moments.
“Let me out of here, NOW!” He started to smirk, “Absolutely not. You belong to me now. You can try to get out but it will be a waste of energy and you will eventually get tired and fall asleep. Knowing how stubborn you are, you will probably just repeat the cycle. You will have to get used to it. Nothing is going to change. You belong to ME!”
For a moment I realized that he was distracted and maybe I could find a way out. I shook the bars as hard as I could. They didn't move an inch. “Told you.”
“Cindy, Honey,” Mom said, her voice getting that tight sound. “There’s something
you need to know about the skeleton curse.”
- Chapter 22 -
“I put it on you so you could visit me when I die.” She said her voice speed up with every word. “I can remove it any time if you want.” She was crying now. “I just love when you visit me because I’m lonely down here in R.I.P. and I want to keep the skeleton curse. It’s not that bad Cindy said.” I left R.I.P. running as far as I could away from the cemetery and away from my mother. How could she do this to me? I didn’t have my thinking straight, and went to see Ethan at the dance. Ethan said he would be there when he asked me earlier but when the dance came around we were both acting weird. It soon turned to night before I could leave. Both me and Ethan rushed to the bathroom, stumbling over each other. I turned into a skeleton as soon as my feet hit the tiles on the floor. I walked out and let everyone know the truth but Ethan first. “I have to tell Cindy something that I have been wanting to tell her for a very VERY long time.”
Okay, maybe I shouldn’t be freaking out but I am anyways. What is he going to tell me? Does he want to be more than friends? Or maybe he doesn’t want any contact with me. I can’t figure out what he is going to tell me. I literally have NO idea. Do you think that he is going to say something mean or something really sweet? Will he tell me that he has liked me for as long as I have liked him? Oh my gosh. I want him to tell me that one really badly. Darn it, I’m rambling. Let’s get on with the story.
He turned towards me, with me already staring at him while he transformed. We saw each other's true identities. We both were relieved that we weren’t the only ones. “I looked into Ethan’s beautiful blue eyes and heard him say the thing that I have wanted him to ask my whole life. “Cindy,” He said looking at only me like nothing else in this world mattered. “Would you like to dance?” My eyes bulged and a smile formed on my face, but it wasn’t visible because of my body that was naked of skin. “I would love to dance with you Ethan” I said, taking his hand that was held out to me. Ethan lead me to the dance floor as everyone ran out the doors, scared for their lives. But we didn’t care. We danced and danced until we couldn’t dance anymore.
“Later on we were dating got married and had half of our kids skeletons and half of our kids werewolves.” “Life turned out great being a skeleton.” “Turns out momster was a devil and went to hell.” “Dad died and is now happy with my mom.” “Momster’s daughters were momster’s slaves and are actually really nice.”
“Cindy, Honey,” Mom said, her voice getting that tight sound. “There’s something you need to know about the skeleton curse.”
“What are you talking about mom?” I asked her. I wanted to run home but my skeleton legs wouldn’t let me. “It ends tomorrow at 9 pm. You need to come back before 9 tomorrow night. Now it’s time to leave Cindy. See you tomorrow night” mom said.
Since cheddar was sleeping we didn’t bother to wake him up so he’s not all grumpy. On my way back I decided to go down the dark path. While I am heading down that pathway I ran into a freaky dead clown.
“Hey you little skeleton. What’s your name young lady?” Asked the creepy skeleton.
“Um… I’m Cindy. What’s your name?”
Ya I know it seems a little creepy to be talking to a freaking clown that’s dead. It’s not a true thing right? That’s what I thought. Now would you please let me get back to telling you the story. Thank you.
“My name is Mr. Death. Most people here call me Mr. D. I am the grounds keeper.” the clown said. “May I ask what are you doing over here Cindy?”
“Um… I was just heading back home. I thought I could try a different way there.” I hope he bought it.
Tomorrow is the dance. I have a ton of chores to finish before I can go. I hope Momster wouldn’t give me hard ones.
While I am at my locker Sarah comes up to me. We start talking about tomorrow night and plan out are outfits.
“Hey Cindy. I um… have your book.” said Ethan McCallister. When I grab the book I realize I have “I love Ethan McCallister” written all over the cover. How embarrassing!
“Thanks.” I said.
“Cindy, do you um… want to go to the school dance with me tomorrow?” He gestures to the poster on the wall. Sarah answered that for me. When Ethan leaves I reminded her that I have all of those chores to do.
When I got home I went straight to the chore list. When I saw it there was four easy task. This is so unusual task to do. Winney asked “Is there any chores Bertha and I can help you with Cindy?”
Bertha gave Winney a look that said We aren’t suppose to help her REMEMBER? “Oh yeah I forgot we have something to do today. Never mind Cindy.” Winney said.
When I finished doing the chores I head enough more to go and buy me the pair of baby blue shoes I’ve seen in the store window.
At the dance Sarah and I went to play some of the games that where there. About an hour later we found Ethan. During the next slow dance we danced. While we are dancing Winney and Bertha are trying to get my attention. It was about three minutes before nine o’clock when I realized what they were trying to get me to look at. I had to get out of here!
“I’m sorry Ethan but I have to go.” I said.
“Why?” He replied.
“I just have to leave because I forgot to do something.”
“Oh ok.” He sounded upset.
On the way out there was a rock that fell onto my foot right after I changed into my skeleton body. I was stuck there what seem like forever. I sent Winney and Bertha to go get help. I escaped right before everyone started to come pilling out of there. When I headed home I noticed my foot was missing!
“Cindy, Ethan is at the door” Dad said. I gave him the look that said I dare you to let him in. I will hurt you if you do. He opened the door all the way open.
“Cindy I was wondering if we can finish our dance.” Ethan asked me.
“Yes I would like to.” We headed out to the back and I found out that I am not the only one with a secret. He changes into a wolf.
If I was the author, this is how I would end the book.
¨Cindy, Honey,” Mom said, her voice getting that tight sound. “There’s something you need to know about the skeleton curse.” This is not what I wanted to hear right now. This was suppose to be a fun visit. I guess that my visit isn’t going to be what I thought it was going to be.
‘Cindy, your curse isn’t what it seems like. Your curse only allows you to come here a certain amount of times. Mr. Death also knows this. That golden pass isn’t a visitors pass, it is an always pass that makes you stay here forever.” Her voice was really tight now. “You need to get out of R.I.P as quickly as you can. You can never come back and see me again.” I was about to burst out tears if I wasn’t a skeleton. It made me really sad to hear those words, but she was right. I needed to be safe.
I left as quickly as I can. I took off that horrible pass and led my way to the elevator. I ran all of the way there. I got inside of the elevator without being stopped. When the door was shutting I saw Mr. Death. He was staring at me like a eagle watching its prey. It made me all jumpy. I clicked the button as fast as I could. This is probably the only time I was actually excited to go home. I would miss this place and my home also.
I got all of the way up to the graveyard. I ran all of the way home and didn’t stop for anything. All I can keep picturing in my mind is my mom saying those final words to me. It made me really sad that I wouldn’t be able to see her again.
The next day was the dance. I couldn’t wait for the dance. I really hoped that Ethan would be there and he would like to dance with me. At school I saw Ethan talking to some of his friends. When he saw me he came over and said hi. We started talking. He said that he would be there. I was so happy. That is when something amazing happened. Ethan asked me to the dance. I am really excited. “Yes, I would love to go to the dance with you.” I said.
The next day at school all I could think about was the dance. I didn't pay attention to any of the homework we had to do or any of things that our teacher was teaching us. One of my teachers even asked if I was okay. I never felt more embarrassed in my life besides the time I fell and gave Ethan a bloody nose. During lunch I sat with Sarah. “So, I heard Ethan asked you to the dance.” Sarah said. I said, “Yes. I am so excited. It’s been my dream to go to a dance with him or do anything with him.” The rest of the lunch we just talked about random stuff. She even brought up Ethan’s older brother, and that she couldn’t wait to see if he would dance with her.
I know. I know. The only thing we talked about was the dance. You are probably thinking that we should talk about more stuff. We should be talking more about boys, makeup, or even clothes. Well that isn’t what we do. We talk about what events that we are most excited about.
That day after school I had even more chores. I didn’t feel like doing them, but I went and looked at the list. The chores weren’t even that bad. I even got to buy myself a new brush and a new toothbrush. You know what else I saw. I saw that I didn’t have to buy anymore gross foods. I got to buy hamburgers. I thought to myself that she just did this because it was the day of the dance or she just felt bad for me.Whichever one it was I didn’t care. All I cared about right now it to get my chores done.
Over the next hour in my moms room I thought about all the fun stuff we did together. In the real world and in R.I.P.. It was nice just to think about all the good stuff and not the bad. I even lost track of time. I went and finished my chores. After I got home I went and put my stuff away. I went downstairs and learned that we were going to eat outside and have a barbecue. I couldn’t wait. “Supper is done girls. Come out and eat,” said momster. When I went out I couldn’t believe my eyes. There was only good food out on the table. Nothing to be afraid of. This is going to be a great family dinner.
We were all just sitting there enjoying the fun time we were having when I looked up. Just a couple more minutes until I turned into a skeleton. That is when I remembered the dance. “I won’t be able to go to the dance.” I said. I couldn’t believe that I couldn’t go. “Oh, don’t worry honey. You will be able to go,” said momster. “Um, no I can’t. I will be turning into a skeleton any minute now.” That is when the sun went down completely. I looked up and saw everyone smiling. “Look honey. You can go.” said dad. I looked down. I was as excited as a bear is when it gets honey. I couldn’t believe my eyes. My night will go as planned.
“Cindy, Honey,” Mom said, her voice getting a tight sound. “There’s something you need to know about the skeleton curse.” I was too shocked to hear what mother had just said. “Whaa?” I stammered. She looked away as if she were ashamed. I was pacing the room. I even thought that I would create a draft in there. It only lasts till tomorrow at midnight. Then if I am here in R.I.P I stay a skeleton, but if I’m up with Dad, then I stay human. There was so much pondering to do! “Bu… But what about you, a.. an… and Cheddar?” I screeched at her. “We’ll be fine! I promise!” I looked over to where Cheddar was and he had his head dangling. He looked ashamed to have not been able to tell me. TIME OUT!!
If I have had this curse for quite a while now, then why has it lasted this long? Other than the reason to visit mom, then why would she cast this curse on me? Why not dad? Why was mom so easy in letting dad marry Momster? Why is mom doing this? What is happening with my life? What will become of me when I can’t visit mom?
With that thought in my head I dashed out the door ran down the cobblestone and to the elevator. I could hear mom yelling after me, but that didn’t matter. When I got up from R.I.P I ran home as fast as I could. I slammed my door shut and cried myself to sleep on my bed.
Tonight I don’t think that I can see mom. Or at least I didn’t think I would. That is at least until I was walking into her house. She wasn’t there. I searched frantically. “Cheddar!” I screamed. He didn’t answer. I was such a wreck that I didn’t see that Cheddar wasn’t at the elevator, and Bert wasn’t handing out tickets. It was really getting on my nerves. I was on the verge of breaking down. I didn’t know what to do so I ran all the way back up. I know that if I was regular Cindy, that I would be crying my eyeballs out right now. But I didn’t know what to think, until I ran into someone. I didn’t look up to see who it was, I just hugged them as close as I could. When I finally had the courage to look up, my bones would’ve collapsed. It was a werewolf. I think that my eyes would’ve popped out of their sockets when I saw what it was. I was falling and the werewolf caught me just in time before I hit the ground. “Uh…. Uh…..” was all I could get out. “Please don’t scream. I mean, you’re… you’re a skeleton. So…” The werewolf said. I got out of its grip. TIME OUT!!
What type of werewolf can talk? I mean, c’mon. Really? A talking werewolf?! FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!! IT’S A WEREWOLF!! What am I supposed to do when there is a.. a… a beast in front of me? But then again, WHO AM I kidding, I’m a skeleton! Maybe we might, maybe, know each other. I mean, I change into a skeleton at night, and I go to school. Maybe this “thing” goes to my school too! Well, lets find out. “Um…” I looked back up at the werewolf. Searching frantically, I didn’t know what to say. My eyes kept looking around, wondering if anyone would see us. “Hi” was what I said when I looked down. TIME OUT!!
“Hi? Really? What was that? I mean yeah, he’s a werewolf, but still, I’m used to me as a skeleton, but I mean A WEREWOLF! I thought that I was an only one, well, I mean, you know what I mean. BUT STILL! I should just get used to not being alone. But I always have felt alone, so I don’t know what to expect. I guess that changes are kind of good. Right? Change is good, right? Well, other than a loved one passing away. Which reminds me… What happened to mom? Ugh! These inside conversations are kind of weird. I mean talking to myself? What’s up with that? Well, then again, I might not be alone.
When I looked back up, I was kind of shocked. He wasn’t there. I was looking around, wondering where he went. WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!...
“Cindy, Honey,” Mom said, her voice getting that tight sound. “There’s something you need to know about the skeleton curse.”
“What do you mean there is something you need to say about the skeleton curse?” Cindy hesitantly asked.
Mom hesitated, and didn’t say anything. So, as we stood there in silence I ran out of Mom’s cottage. I ran all the way down the path, and into the elevator, crying. I was scared of what was going to happen to me. It could be anything! I ran home, wait no not running home. I sprinted! I was scared of everything now. I was scared a dead skeleton was going to pop up out of their grave, and eat me. I was scared a werewolf was going to chase me again. I was running up my driveway then suddenly a light turned on from my Dad and Momster’s room. When I got home I went straight to bed. I had so much on my mind, with tears all over my face drying up.
The next morning I woke up a skeleton… I was supposed to be a human! That is how I found out the effects of my curse. Mom told me something was up with my curse, but I didn’t know it would permanent! What was I going to do? I really wanted to go to the spring fling dance with Ethan. He was my long lost love. Since my curse had been going on for as long as it had, it turned me into an actual skeleton. How could I go to school? After a lot of consideration I decided to confess to my BFF Sarah that I was a skeleton. I just had to. She was my absolute best friend, and you can’t keep things from your BFF. So, I called her over. She walked up to my room after she came in and asked where I was. As she walked in she walked in with awe. I spilled everything out to her. Hopefully she was going to accept me. I didn’t want her to leave me. Guess what? She was totally ok with it! Which was surprising. She was almost a little too ok with it.. She told me she had to tell me something too..
“Cindy, I turn into a vampire at night. It is really embarrassing, so I never told you. I am sorry.”
“Oh no. Sarah, please do not be sorry. I never told you until now too, and I should feel just as guilty. I had a reason to do this. I had to see my mom, no exceptions. She means everything to me. But what was your purpose for this? How long has this been going on?” I asked this with confusion.
“Your mom actually gave me this curse. When you and your dad went to go visit your Grandpa Frank Stein, and your mom was sick so she didn’t go I came and asked. I want to go to into the night because I wanted to spy on this guy I met at summer camp. But the problem is, he doesn’t live here. He lives 20 minutes away.”
After talking for an hour we got ready for the dance together. We didn’t have to change at all though. We had convinced the student board to make it a costume party. So, we got to go as ourselves! We had put makeup on our bones, and I had put a dress on because I didn’t want to go naked. It was going to be a great night! We walked out of the front door, and just as I turned around Ethan was there in a tux. He had never looked more handsome! He just looked at me with hearts in his eyes. He was not judging me at all, that is just what I love about him.
“Cindy, would you like to go to the dance with me.” He asked so ever politely.
“Yes!” I was so ecstatic! I had learned who my true friends were, I could finally go to the dance, and to make it even better me and Ethan were going to go to the dance together. I know I said this wasn’t going to be a fairy tale just like all the other stories, but this one does.
“There is something you need to know about the skeleton curse.” I listened in fear, waiting for what Mom was about to tell me. “The curse comes with some pros and cons. A pro being that you can come see me at night as a skeleton. A con being, uh, you being a skeleton at night.” I knew that wasn’t all Mom wanted to say because I could see guilt in her eyes which made me scared even more about what she was going to say. “The thing is there is more cons then pros and one of those cons is…” She drifted off, not telling me what that last con was. “One of those cons is, remember the age I died at, well… Once you reach the age I died at…” Tears started to come out of her eyes.
“What is it Mom!” I yelled with my vision blurry from tears. My tears.
“At that age, you will also die. Not by anything else, but the curse.” I couldn’t believe what I had just heard, I won’t be able to live older than my mother! Hearing this made me start the waterworks. Mom reached over and hugged me, trying to make me feel better, but deep down I know that can’t make me feel better. I will forever be a skeleton at dark and I will live no longer than Mom.
“I’ve been trying so hard to find something to cure the curse, but if I do. You will no longer visit me.” I stayed there, bawling and hoping that Mom finds a cure, but also, if she does, I will no longer be able to visit…
After our big fit, we noticed the sky was a shade of gray, Mom told me to go back home. She also told me to listen to Hagatha and Dad, that they know what they’re doing. I followed the path back to the elevator. When I reached for the skeleton key, I grabbed the ticket instead, making me remember my visit with Mr. Death. Letting go for it, I reached for the key. I went up the elevator and went home. I sneaked through the house, trying not to wake anyone up. I made it to my room as quiet as a mouse. I went to bed and fell asleep, but I couldn’t go to sleep. I kept on thinking about the curse, and when I turn the same age as Mom when she passed away. After hours of thinking about that, I cried myself to sleep.
Next morning, I went to the bathroom to see if my eyes were puffy from last night. When I looked, they sure were. I splashed water on my face, trying to take away the puffiness. Afterwards, I checked in the mirror to see if it stayed. Gone. I went downstairs to go eat breakfast, Winnie and Bertha were there as always. I joined them and ate breakfast.
“Are you taking anyone to the dance?” asked Bertha. I just gave her a look, saying, I don’t know, what do you think? She studied my face and looked away. I ate breakfast fast and went to school. While I was there, I saw no Sarah. Although I did see Ethan, and he was coming towards me. I thought he was going to turn or go somewhere else but he was headed straight for me.
“Cindy here is your notebook you forgot,” he said. I knew I was overreacting, he just wanted to give me my notebook.
“Thanks,” I said trying not to blush. The bell rang and we went to class.
After school, I went home to do my chores, candle stuff, food I think, and about two more probably. Anyways after I did all that stuff, it was time for dinner. I couldn’t wait to eat gross and disgusting animal parts. As I sat down, I saw that my plate was the same as everyone else’s. I ate up and got ready to turn in the living room. I did and watched TV.
Later, around the time the dance starts, someone knocked on the door. I ran to the kitchen and Momster opened the door. It was Ethan. In my house. And I was a skeleton.He sat down and Momster asked me to come down. I did and Ethan was waiting for me. He asked me to dance with him and I did, it was my only dream. I did and somehow I turned into a human, but I looked at him. He was a skeleton. He did it so I could be human again. I hugged him and we danced for the night…
“Cindy, Honey,” Mom said, her voice getting that tight sound. “There’s something you need to know about the skeleton curse.”
Mom told me that if Mr. Death gave me the “Visitor’s Pass” I only had 1 more visit not counting this one. And after I exited R.I.P.,, I only had 2 months to live. I cried and cried and cried. Then I have a plan. I would stall Mom and then I would make totally sure that I stayed passed dawn. After I thought about it, the plan was a go.
Cheddar was telling me that we need to go and he was pulling me, but I said, “ Just a minute Cheddar. Let me finish my conversation with my mom.” Cheddar was very nervous. Then dawn finally came, and the there was a flash.
The flash indicated that I was a skeleton for all eternity. I was so sad, but I knew that I could stay forever! Mom gives this very shocked look, with her eyes huge, and her mouth touching the floor. Cheddar was shaking when Mom looked at him. She pulled Cheddar away and told him that this is not his fault. They both came back to me in awe and both explain to her that I shouldn’t have done that.
I say that I don't care what the consequences are, I just wants to be with my warm, loving mother. Mom says that because she has done this, she has cursed the family. When Mom gave me the skeleton curse, she also put a spell on the entire family. That curse clearly notes that if I stay in R.I.P. as a skeleton after dawn, then the entire family would become a skeleton during the night, day, and in R.I.P. She did this because she knew I wouldn’t stay there if her family was endangered. But Mom didn’t know that I would do anything to see her again. I was so worried for my dad. But I was also angry. I yelled at Mom, “You don’t know what I would have chose! Now Dad is a skeleton for eternity! This is all YOUR fault!” Then I turned to Cheddar and said, “And YOUUUU,” I emphasized you starting low and getting loud. “how could you let her do this?!” Cheddar had this look of pure terror on his face. I had never yelled at him like that. I kind of felt bad, but I wanted answers.
If I had skin it would be beet red, and my face would make this anger-like expression. Mom looked around like she didn’t know what was going on. “I thought that you would be better off without obsessing over me.” Mom said. I turned around and walked toward the carnival elevator. I couldn’t even look at mom I was so mad. I got out of the cemetery and creeped into the house, nervous. Nervous to see Dad. I walked in and he was no different. I was so confused. “Wait how do you have skin. I am so confused.” He was even confused. “Why shouldn’t I have skin?” he said.
We continued the conversation then a bang. I shot up. It was all a dream. I had the visitors pass still. I remember coming home with the visitors pass, I must have fallen asleep and dreamt all of that. I get it now. I walked down stairs and there was dad, a human with skin, cooking up some delicious pancakes. Strawberries, syrup, butter, whipped cream. Anything you could dream of was right there in front of me waiting to be ate. I can definitely say it was one of the most scrumptious breakfasts I’ve ever had. After breakfast I went upstairs to get ready for school.
When I got to school, I felt this awkwardness between me and Ethan. He must have read his name and saw the heart on my notebook. He turned to me and smiled. I tried to smile back, but I was so embarrassed. Even though I wasn’t by a mirror, I knew my face was red. He knew I was embarrassed because he approached me and said, “ Cindy, it’s okay that you like me. I like you too.” I couldn’t believe what I was hearin. Ethan Mcallister likes me.
Mrs. Cindy Mcallister. I could already picture our future together, then I heard something else. “I like you too, but I am dating Sarah. I’m sorry, but I like her too, more than I like you.” I wanted to slap Sarah. She knew that I liked Ethan, and she said yes when he asked her out! How could she betray me like this?
“Cindy, Honey,” Mom said, her voice getting tight sound. “There’s something you need to know about the skeleton curse.”
I looked up at mom in confusion. “What’s wrong mom?” She must’ve noticed the horror on my face when she said “It’s not deadly don’t worry.” I let out a breath I didn’t know skeletons could even hold. I looked away from my mom not really sure what I was expecting. “Here Cindy, come inside.” My mother quickly shooed me inside, as if in a rush. I looked at the sky as we went inside. The night was almost over. I didn’t know how much time I’d spent with Momster and my stepsisters watching that movie. “There’s something about the skeleton curse..” She said averting her eyes to the wall, then bringing them back to me. “I didn’t realize.. Er know that the curse would.. Um that it would..” She mumbled the last few words and I couldn’t comprehend what she said. “What’d you say?” I asked in total confusion. “I didn’t realize the curse would become permanent after a while.” She said quickly looking in my eyes searching for emotion, any emotion. “So I’d be a skeleton forever?” A sob caught in my throat. ”There’s another problem..” I wasn’t sure how to take in the words my mother had just said to me. He knows?
“Of course there’s a way to get rid of the curse. You must follow and eat everything your mother tells you to outside of R.I.P.” My mom knew about Momster’s harsh treatment and horrible meals? I don’t want to leave dad alone with Momster, I just couldn’t. “I know you can’t leave your dad, I’ll see you soon when the time is right.” Great first I have to leave mom and Mr. Death knows? I said my long and brought out farewells to mom and Cheddar shooed me out as I cried. Well, since I couldn’t really produce tears I let out loud, ugly sobs. This is our last meeting, forever. I ran back to my mom and hugged her tight. “I love you, Mom. I’m really gonna miss you.” I said grabbing her tighter. She pulled me off and looked over my skeleton body. “I don’t want you to be this forever, and you must stay with your dad. I love you my sweet Cinderella.” She said crying out. “We must go the sun doesn’t run on your time.” Cheddar said annoyed. I gloomily walked out of the house, the last time I’ll ever be there. Mom had went inside a while ago. I looked back at the house when it was almost out of view. “Goodbye” I had said shivering. Not that I was cold because I couldn’t really be cold. The fact that I was shivering was because the thought of never seeing my mom again is wrecking me.
“We don’t have time for this.” Cheddar said gesturing to the sky. I looked to see the a pink coming onto the sky. As soon as I looked I heard a dark chuckle come from behind us. “Look what the mouse dragged in.” I soon turned to see Mr. Death with Bert. “I knew you weren’t an R.D.” I wasn’t sure how he knew. “O-of course I-I am.” I said losing confidence if I had any in the first place.
“Cindy, Cindy, Cindy..” He was shaking his head and his tire pants bouncing. “I see you.” He took a step forward while I backed up. “I see you too.” You could imagine my confusion by now. I looked to Cheddar he was just staring at me. “What?” I blinked. What was going on? Why was I the- WAIT! I blinked? I looked down not to reveal Cinderskella but to reveal Cindy. I looked up at the sky, the sun was up. It had probably been up for a while. Uh-oh. Considering I’d been contemplating how Mr. Death knew. Mr. Death! I stepped back into the sunlight. Cheddar stopped right before the sunlight. I moved back even more. Mr. Death was coming close to Cheddar. “Cheddar” I hissed. “What are you doing?” He looked back to me. He looked scared, if he could have a scared expression I’m sure It’d be there. His eyes full of worry and sadness. “I can’t, run Cindy.” I was terribly confused by now but followed his instructions, sort’ve like Momster’s chores. Slowly but surely. “Goodbye Cindy.” Cheddar hurried off leaving Mr. Death. “Bert.” Mr Death had called. He told Bert to chase Cheddar. “Cindy, dear Cindy. Where are you going?” I muttered a ‘home’ not sure if he could hear me. I was still backing up, following Cheddar’s instructions. “But you must stay. I could use a good meal.” I saw him lick his lips. We were both in the sunlight now. You can’t run or hide. The elevator leaves during the day.” I looked to the spot where the eleva
tor normally was. “No no no no” I mumbled not really towards anybody. “Oh yes” I started running, the tire pants following me. I looked back to see him catching up. All of a sudden I ran into a wall. A wall? I looked around. There were white walls surrounding Mr. Death and I. He licked his lips slowly, his tongue was purple. EW! Not the time to worry about that Cindy. Every step he took the closer the walls came together. No no no no no. I never told dad goodbye. I never danced with Ethan. I never got to drive. I didn’t get to experience so many things. My first kiss, nothing. Mr. Death was grabbing me by now. Tears in my eyes. I knew my life wasn’t a fairy tale but I didn’t know it was this bad. When his mouth opened and came closer I slammed my eyes shut. “Cindy, Cindy wake up. Please.” I opened my eyes to find mom and dad in front of my bed. “What’s going on?” I asked all four eyes looked up to me. “Oh thank goodness. You’re awake. You’ve been in a coma for over a month.” A coma? I looked outside to see the moon shining on us. I looked down at my body to see Cindy, no Cinderskella, no Momster, no Cheddar. “Wait, I’m not a skeleton?” I asked still confused on what was going on. “Oh dear, she might be hallucinating, I’m going to get a nurse. None of that was real? Did I dream it all? Ethan rushed through the doors and ran to my side. There was dark brown fur on his arm. Hiding from humanity. My dad and mom were both gone. “Are you a-” Ethan nodded showing his canines. Maybe it wasn’t all a dream.
If I was the author in this book I would end it like this.
“Mom.. What is it it's ok you can tell me.” “It could be permanent.. You could stay in R.I.P forever.” “Mom wait what?” I said with an almost angry hint to her tone. I have school and friends and than she thought to herself and my bestest friend shara!
“What just happened what would you have done if your curse your just getting used to it and then out of nowhere you get told You could die from it just wait!! Oh and trust me you won't miss anything you'll be with me your mom in R.I,P. That's how I took it didn't you? )”
“I know” said mom and I just found out as I can see you have met Mr, Dead. “Yea” I said with a shaky voice “Why?” I said demanding.” He's a bad person he wants you dead he wants you to stay here permanently the only way that this curse will stay permanent is if he can get close enough to touch your back with he can touch you spine before morning in a week you will be dead permanently” Mom says as she is choking back sobs “I don't want you to come visit me anymore ever.. I can't do this to you you could die you're so young I can't have you here but know I love you my Cinderella Always remember that.” “No mom please don't I want to stay here with you If I die it's not that bad I can be with you dad has stepmom and the two daughters I will stay with you” I say as my bones clattered . ( I can't cry as a skeleton) . “No cindy You can't stay here with me and I won't allow it let's make the most of tonight before we have to say goodbye we have maybe an hour.” “Ok” Mom made popcorn as we watched the scary movie again I couldn't believe how good it was we had to stop the movie in between “go now go”. I started to run but was stopped by a cold hang on her shoulder and it wasn't cheddar…. “Mr. Death” said Cindy. “How are you”? with a shaky voice…” I’m good R.I.P is where life begins not ends isn't that right Cindy?” “Yes Mr.Death it's dead down here I mean alive .” That what I meant I said trying to act like I’m not scared. “I know you're alive Cindy I know what your mother has done to you. Isn't it awful” said Mr. Death with a voice so cruel if I had skin I know it would be crawling up and down my bones and muscles from my toes to brain. “Yes I mean n..no I love being able to see my mom I have missed her so much. “ “No it's not ok I promise you. You could be this way forever and ever and be able to enjoy your stay right ? RIGHT?” Said Mr.Death My bones started to rattle. I shouts back “No It would only be a stay BECAUSE OF YOU!” I didn't know where the confidence came from but I knew she had to run she was a few feet from the elevator and then I felt something soft on my back.. I was freaking out until I realized it was just cheddar as he starts shouting “run run!!” I get to the elevator with no seconds to spare as Mr.Death face tearing apart “UHHH he's a human to? He has a key to get into the other world are world!!” I asked cheddar and he said “no he's not human he is definitely dead but he's also known as the grim reaper he the one that tells people when its time when its there time he's able to go to the outside world whenever he would like. That's what you should worry about.”. Cheddar voice started to shake.” HE CAN GO INTO OUR WORLD!” I shouted! “Yes he can ANYTIME he wants “ said cheddar as his bones started to rattle on my shoulder which made mine rattle. “I need to get home! “ I raced out of the elevator after saying goodbye to Cheddar of course. I ran and ran but I heard a loud growl behind me AHHHH the same wolf creature I had seen was right behind me but something about those eyes were familiar I didn't run until I heard someone shout “Cindy you need to stay i R.I.P forever!” It was Mr.Death ,my mom , Cheddar and Burt. I couldn't understand why my mother was there i was scared and confused if I could cry I would be able to make a river my mom was a skeleton not the pretty young mom I have seen down underneath. Burt looked even more dead! Cheddar was the same but Mr.Death was a human cute almost but he was here not anywhere else but on my earth out for blood ( that might be an exaggeration but my stupid mind made me think that an if I could would pee my pants) . I got home and momster was standing right there as I walked in all smiles but before she could say anything .. I shout “they are trying to get me they're gonna kill me” I wanted to cry scream call the cops anything to stop this ! “Wooow slow down” momster started “who i
“who is? “ Mr.Death, my mom , Burt and cheddar . Her face went white. “You said your mom ? “ “Yes my mom she is under some sort of a spell!” “I can stop said momster.”
“Is she a witch or something I think she is a witch don't you I mean all the things she made me eat I about thought she could kill someone with all of these ! I think she is a witch. Ok let's go back to what's going on!”)
She went downstairs and told me to get Burtha and Winnie and I brought my dad also . “Ok now what” “this is a place to hide they won't be able to see me or hear or smell us”. She went to this shelf with a ton of different values they looked like a drink or something . “What is this ?” I ask. “It's my potions.” Said Momster “Your what?” “My potions they will keep them away from you but you can't be a skeleton you have already started half of your potion I will just have to make the rest right here.” My dad's face light right that second. “That's ok with me it that ok Kiddo?” “Yea its fine I guess.” I will miss mom I said under my breath. “What?” Said Winnie “oh nothing never mind I say”. Momster started the potion when we hear a thump thump ugggg. “What was that”? Bertha asked. “Its dead people don't scream or anything.” I hear “they might be in the basement” It's my mom, “Oh good Idea “said Burt. I wanted to scream or cry or something but I couldn't I knew I couldn't. Winnie started to cry as Bertha conforted her. Momster worked at full speed trying to get done . Ww hear a bang bang “what was that?” I asked? Bang Bang It's from the door . It's the wolf momster runs over to him and pushed him in I ran away “it's a good thing you're here ethan where did they go? “ “Eathan? Super cute Ethan?” I asked? “Yes Cindy I'm a werewolf i'm sorry for scaring you” it's ok I say get in before they see you “ “ they went to a different house you mom put a spell on them to leave. said Ethan “Ok good!” It sounded almost too relieved.
If I was the author I would end the story like this….
Mom had a weird and kind of scared tone in her voice. That made me scared to. “Hey Cindy lets go inside and talk about all of this I’ll explain everything.” Mom said in the same tone. She made some coffee for her and hot chocolate for me. We talked for a little bit and I told her about Ethan and my notebook. I left out that Monster made me eat pigs feet because… you know that's just kinda weird. “So mom, you told me that we were going to talk about a secret…” I was getting really anxious “Cindy honey, I’m sorry I didn’t tell you earlier. Your father and I thought it would be the best at the time. Ok so don’t get mad but you aren’t the only one in the family with the skeleton curse.
Ok so all this time I have been super lonely and my father was not accepting me for the way I am and I have another family member that has the same curse as me and I didn’t even know about it. I am kinda mad but at the same time relieved that she told me now.
“Uh- Wait what I have another family member that has the same curse as me and I didn’t know about it till now?” “ I told you not to be mad at me Cindy, it was the best thing we could do at the time. There was one more thing I forgot….” Okay so she told me that I have another family family member with the same curse and she has more to say? How much is this women hiding. “Okay so what is it” I was getting kinda mad at my mom, but thankfully she couldn’t see it because I was a skeleton. “Cindy you have a twin…. And she is Sarah in your grade….” I was speechless. I couldn’t talk I had so many questions to ask her but they didn’t come out. “B-ut- How?!” That is all I could manage to say. “While I was having you two something really weird happened. Sarah came two weeks before you and you were a surprise. I tried the same curse on Sarah as you have now but it worked even better than yours. She can control her curse but she doesn’t know that she has her curse yet, because I set a time to when her curse basically comes alive. It is when she turns 13, and that’s in 2 weeks, so Cindy I’m asking you to tell her everything. About the curse, and that your twins, she might not believe you but I will explain everything when both of you come down to visit me together.” I was still speechless and really scared, excited, and happy-sad. “Okay so I have to tell my newly founded twin sister that she has a skeleton curse the day of the dance, and that her mom is not her mom and it's my dead mom and we are going to visit her in the underworld in two days.” “Yes honey, I’m sorry that it came to you so soon but if you don’t tell her then she might die, and won’t know anything about why it happened and why she was who she is.”
I got back home safely but something just wasn’t right about all of this, and I felt like something was being left out and I couldn’t figure it out.
So the next day at school everything went as it normally did. Me and Sarah talked (as usual) but everything seemed normal and once I was around her I didn’t worry as much - about everything. Sarah came by my locker and said, “Hey Cindy there is this dance this Friday and I think we should go together!” “ Ya that would be great- maybe Ethan would finally notice me.” (hopefully) “ Oh my gosh Cindy I forgot to tell you something! I think you will be very excited. I’ll tell you at lunch or maybe he will tell you.” Sarah said it with a little smirk, and maybe it was about Ethan and the dance, I wish.
The rest three periods went flying by. I have been thinking about what Sarah said and I think it is about Ethan. He keeps looking at me and he asked me to be my partner in Chemistry. What a coincidence, I thought a little excited.
So at lunch the unexpected happened… Sarah decided not to tell me but she did tell me it was about Ethan. I was so relieved/ really very excited. After we started talking about something I remembered that I have to tell her about everything. “Um sarah there is something I needed to tell you, you might not belive me but it's all true.” I started talking about everything, I didn’t get that far into it because I hear this… “I'm Cindy?...” I turned around and it was Ethan, I was speechless. “Uh hi..!” I couldn't believe it Ethan Hollister was talking to me - little Cinderskella. “I was wondering. Would you like to go to the dance with me on Friday?” Oh My Gosh!! Ethan asked me to the dance, Now I was really speechless. I didn’t say anything but thankfully Sarah said it for me. “She would love to go to the dance with you.” Sar
Sarah said very excited and I was to.
I didn’t even think about what mom said for the rest of the night. I was so excited, I even forgot to visit mom witch felt really weird because when I woke up there was a note on my window.
Why Didn’t You Tell Me Before
It was written in foggy letters in Sarah's hand writing.
Cindy honey mom said her voice getting that tight sound, There is
something you have to know about the skeleton curse.
There is one way to cure it. I just didn't want you to cure it because I wanted to see you but I have finally noticed that it was an evil thing to do to you. Well i'm sure you want me to get to the point and tell you how to cure it and just as she was telling her almost done mr death burst in. Cindy it is time to leave he said you wouldn't want to be late would you he said with the most evil smile I have ever seen.I looked out the window realizing it was time to leave looked at mom mom said go cindy. I frowned she was just about to find the cure for the curse. Fine cindy said but not because you told me to Mr death.So as she stepped out the door Mr death just watched About half way home she looked back and seen Mr death a few feet away she started to speed up she looked back. He did to so she started to sprint running like her life depended on it because it did. She looked back and noticed he was behind her running. He was just inches away from me now I accelerated and gained a few inches finally the elevator came into sight that gave me a burst of speed. I sprinted for the elevator just feet away he was still right behind me I finally made it and as soon as I got in the elevator he was in it to he grabbed me I squirmed trying to get away I escaped his grip pushed him out of the elevator and pressed the button I started ascending to the real world. When I arrived I went home. The next day I went to school and asked ethan to help me since I knew he was a werewolf he said he would. So at about twelve we met up at the graveyard and he asked to be filled in on what was happening. I told him what happened he was OK he didn't even seem surprised. So we walked into the graveyard it seemed more dark and blood curdling. We walked to the elevator It was more scary this time this doesn't seem right I said as we walked in. We descended into the R.I.P. The whole place was spine chilling. As we walked down the road the whole place was vacant. We walked on as we approached my mom's house we could see shadows through the curtain and there was two people one standing one sitting and it looked as if it were crying. We need to get in there I said yeah said Ethan. Let's go ethan maybe it was because he was there or maybe because my mom could be in danger but I knew we had to get in that house. We quietly walked up to the house and yep I could hear someone crying and someone crying. That's my mom I whispered. Then my heart stopped as I seen Mr Death he turned around. He looked out the window we barely got out of sight before he seen us. I got up and bursted through the door. Before Mr Death could turn around I jumped on him. He gasped for air and threw me off on to the wall. Just as he did Ethan attacked him howling and threw him at the wall he hit it with a thud and fell down and whispered through clenched teeth you better not ever let me catch you hurting someone again. We asked mom if she wanted to leave she said no she said she wouldn't be excepted in the real world. So we headed back up to the real world. When we got back up to the graveyard we left when we got to my house we said bye and he left. I stayed up watching movies with whinney bertha momster and dad we ate popcorn and I finally feel accepted by my dad he was fine with me watching a movie with them he didn't get up and leave he stayed there and watched the movie with me. I fell asleep happy not sad I was accepted and happy. I woke up well rested and ready to start the school day. I went to school with whinney, bertha and ethan. I met sarah at school and told her what happened weirdly she wasn't surprised she told me that after school she had to show me something. So after school we met up at the tree line where it was really dark. She was standing there she said are you ready yes I said she turned really pale that's when I realized she was a vampire…..
I was getting kind of worried by now. Okay, I was REALLY worried! “Um, what is it Mom?” I asked getting a little impatient to know. “First, you need to tell me how you got that Golden Ticket” Mom was looking very pale, like she was about to vomit on the spot. I told Mom how everything happen from when I got here. By the time I was done, I thought that she was going to fall over and faint. That’s just how she looked. “Cindy, you’re going to be stuck in R.I.P forever. That’s what the Golden Ticket is.
I had to get out of there. Away from all of this. Somewhere where I could think or even try to prove to myself that it was all just a dream, even though I know that it isn’t. I quickly told my Mom goodbye and ran back to the elevator. It wasn’t there so I waited for a little bit, thinking that it just was to early. Finally, after about 5 minutes of waiting, it plopped to the ground. I quickly grabbed the key, trying to fit it into the key-hole. I got it in and the doors opened. I got inside and pressed the buttons, not knowing which to press to get back up to the real world.
It started moving and when it stopped and the doors opened, I was still in R.I.P. I tried again, and again, and again. But it was no use. I was stuck in R.I.P forever. I couldn’t leave. I raced back to my Mom’s house and ran through the door and into her arms. “Mom, I can’t leave. I’m stuck in R.I.P. forever!” I started to cry a little bit because I hadn’t even said goodbye to anyone in the world above. I couldn’t even go to the dance with Ethan McCallister now! “It’s okay Cindy. We’ll get it figured out.” She was trying to soothe me like she would before she came to R.I.P. but for some reason, it wasn’t working now.
I got really tired for some reason, so I told my Mom that I was going to bed. I layed in bed for about 5 minutes before I fell asleep.
The Next Morning
When I woke up, I was in my bed! MY bed in the NORMAL world. I ran downstairs yelling for my Dad. “Dad!!! Dad!!!” He was asleep in the chair with the T.V on. Keyword being WAS. “What Cindy?” He had a sleepy voice, like a crackly one that you have when you first wake up. “Dad, I was in R.I.P” I told him the whole story of what happened and I did all of that talking just to hear some bad news. I won’t be able to see my Mom anymore. For real this time. Mr.Death would be watching at all times and Mom already knew about this. She made some fast arrangements to get me back safely. I wouldn’t turn into a skeleton anymore, unless I wanted to. I could see my Mom only one time every year and I could turn into one then and whenever I felt like it. So, I could control it. I would see my Mom on her birthday only.
It was a little bit better than I thought it would be, I mean seeing my Mom once a year. I thought it would be really bad but I mean, I get to see her right? I almost died myself when I first heard that I wouldn’t be able to see her anymore except for on her birthday. And the first time when she said that it would be our last time seeing each other. I guess that I get used to it. No one knows about my seeing my Mom. Not even Sarah. Sarah won’t even know about me being a skeleton. I turn into one every once in awhile when I get bored because it’s always fun to play with my ribs and stuff like that.
My Mom’s Birthday!!!
It’s my Mom’s birthday!!! I’m going to see her and my Dad let me pick out a nice present for her too. I’m really excited because I haven’t seen her since the night before the dance. The dance was really fun and I really wanted to tell Sarah and Ethan about me and my Mom but I just couldn’t. I mean, it doesn’t happen all of the time anymore so it’s not like I’m missing things for no reason. Well, no reason to them anyways.
When I got to the cemetery, Ms.Wanda was there waiting for me. “Well hi there sugah!” She pretty much yelled at me from across the place. I haven’t seen her for a long time so I ran right into her arms. “Hey Ms.Wanda! I haven’t seen you for like, forever!” I was going to start crying! Tears of joy of course! Ms.Wanda and I talked for a while until I turned myself into a skeleton. “Well, see ya later Ms.Wanda!”
Not long after she left, Cheddar came popping out from under my Mom’s headstone. “Ready” He asked in quite the chirpy voice.
I was so excited to finally be seeing my Mom again!
When we reached the ticket booth, Bert wasn’t there anymore. I didn’t ask Cheddar any questions about it in case someone was watching. I was a little scared that Mr.Death would see me and Cheddar or maybe he was watching my Mom’s house like a hawk.
If he knew that I’m coming back then he would trap me here! So that I wouldn’t be able to leave in time!
As soon as my Mom’s little cottage was in sight, I dashed right into it. “MOM!!!” I screamed through the living room. “MOM!!!”
“MOM!” I ran into her bedroom to see her laying in bed. Maybe she wasn’t feeling well. But as soon as the thought came to me, it left because she jumped out of bed like a mad woman. We hugged for a long time until I pulled away from her so I could give her the present that I got her.
Mom made us some supper and I ate it. Well, “ate” it. I guess it really just plopped to the bottom of the chair. Right through my ribs. Like it always does as a skelton. I still was happy that she made it for me! Especially on her birthday. We watched a scary movie after supper. And then. It was time for me to leave. I was really dreading this moment. “Well, bye Mom. I’ll see you next year!”
“Bye Cindy. I love you a lot!”
“I love you too Mom!”
After that, I was out the door. I walked back to the elevator so I could go back home. I didn’t need to run because I left with time to spare this time. I heard creepy noises on the way but I didn’t think about it. There were always some type of creepy noises on the way home. When I made it to the elevator I put the key in. I heard footsteps behind me so I turned around.
The first thing that I saw, was Mr.Death.
“Cindy, Honey,” Mom said, her voice getting that tight sound. “There’s something you need to know about the skeleton curse. Now that you have the golden ticket You can’t change from a skeleton until you die. So you will be a skeleton for the rest of you life.” WHAT!?!?! NO I CAN’T BE. No that's not fair.
I started to cry and ran all the way to the elevator without stopping or looking back. Cheddar was chasing me, I could here his bones clattering while he was trying to catch up. I got to the elevator and put the key in. When I was in I pushed the close button as many times as I could until it closed. I saw cheddar jump and faceplant into the door. I started to go up.
When I got to the top I noticed that it was different. There was dirt everywhere and there was a guy in a fireman suit with a shovel digging deeper into the ground. I stepped out and looked up. I was a good twenty feet into a hole around mom's grave. I climbed the latter. I got to the top and to my surprise there was a ton of people in a circle around the hole.
After I stepped off the ladder the firemen thae were digging followed me up with their shovels over their shoulders. News cameras crowded me and asked me a bunch of questions. About 2 hours later no one was there but a figure in a black coat that covered his whole body so I couldn’t see who it was.
The figure started moving closer. With every step the figure made towards me fear build up inside me or I mean my bones. All of a sudden the figure stopped about 5 feet from me. And it threw the coat off. I was stunned to find out it was another skeleton. I screamed and fell backwards. The skeleton helped me up and Introduced itself. I was even more stunned to find out its name.
“Hey its me, Ethan” said the skeleton. I fainted right there. After a couple of minutes I woke up again. Ethan said Did I scare you too much? Your ethan I said. Yah, I’m Ethan Mcalister. I fainted again.
The next time I woke up he was gone. I got up and walked home. I was a couple of blocks away and I saw a bunch of bones in the street. I looked all around me before picking one up. Guess what crawled out of it. Spiders, a bunch of them too. I screamed and started sweating my bones. I ran home. While i was running all the spiders fell off me.
When I got home no one was there. I check every room. Then it dawned upon me that there was a note on the counter. So I ran down the stairs and sprinted to the counter. I found the note and it read…
We are at your grandmas house. We couldn’t stand to be made fun of because you're a skeleton. We are sorry we couldn’t tell you in person but once the channel turned to the newscast and you were on TV as a skeleton we packed up and left. We have gotten enough questions at the gas station before we left town. Sorry, We love you.
Dad, Hagatha, Bertha, Winney.
I started to cry. I couldn't believe that they just left me. I looked up and saw a stack of money. There was a sticky note on top of it that read…
Here is some money for food. If you decide to stay you will need to find a job.
I ran out of the house and all the way to my grandma's house. There was the car, right in her driveway. I rang the doorbell. Bertha answered the door. Once she saw me she hugged me as tight as she could. She yelled “ everybody come quick.”
One everyone was at the door Birtha presented me. They gave me a big group hug. Dad said he was so sorry for running away from me and that he would never do it again. Monster reversed the spell and we all lived happily ever after.
There is something you need know about the skeleton curse. When you start getting used to the curse you will be like that forever. I was mortified. I knew that I was getting used to her curse and though that it made me special. She knew that if she was always a skeleton she couldn’t go back to the real world. So all she has to do is not get used to the curse and she could be in the real world. I knew that my time was almost up with my mom. I got the key from around my wrist and slowly walked to the elevator. I looked and saw the Undertaker walking from far away. I saw the carnival from far away.
I was now back in the graveyard. I knew that I couldn’t keep going to RIP with the Undertaker and his watchful eye. The sun was just about to rise. I walked quickly and started demising my brilliant plan. I would not eat one more pickled pigs foot, and I definitely wasn’t going to do one more absurd chore. Then, I realized the dance was tonight I have to do my chores to go. Then, something else came to me I can’t go to the dance because it was at night. I didn’t want anyone to see me as a skeleton. “Great now I can’t even go to the dance,” I complained. I knew that I needed to get rid of Momster and the Undertaker. So I crept in through the door and snuck to my room. I knew what to do.
I went to school, but I couldn’t focus on school work at all. I just thought of my plan. I waited until the final bell rang. Ethan walked up and said, “Hey, so can you go to the dance.” With a heartache I said, “sorry not interested.” Even though she knew she wanted to go with him. I ran home as fast as I could.
Then, I went to Mrs.Wanda’s house. I went to Mrs.Wanda’s door and said, “We need to talk.” Mrs.Wanda said, “All right sugah what ya want to talk about.” I told her my plan and she said, “I’m not so sure about this sugah, ‘cause this is against the Undertaker’s rules.” “I need to do this, so are you going to help me or not,” I retorted. “I’ll help you out sugah,” she said hesitantly. My plan was going to be set into action. I ran home and called Ethan. I said “ I’m sorry that I can’t make it to the dance, it’s not that I don’t want to I just can’t, I’m sorry.” “I wish you could go to the dance,” whined Ethan. “So do I,” I said. “ I need to go to do my homework, so bye,” said Ethan. “Bye,” I told him. I took out my own homework, and did it quickly.
I knew right when I started my chores my brilliant and inquisitive plan would be executed. I looked at my list. 1. Paint the house with the rainbow paint in the basement.
2. Buy chicken gizzards 3. Clean up the lentils in the fireplace. I grabbed the paint wondering how I could do the whole house. After three hours I was done with all of the painting. I bought the chicken gizzards and brought them to Momster. She said “Clean up the lentils or you can’t go to the dance.” “No,” I said. “What,” she said quizzically. “NO, NO NO!!!” I screamed. “I won’t do one more chore for you.” Then I said “I’m running away, and I’m taking the everything with me!!!”
Mrs. Wanda, outside, made the whole house lift up but it left Hagatha in the dust. The house fell down it the graveyard right next to mother’s grave. The elevator came up, at that moment I saw Momster. She must have followed the house here. I saw the elevator and went in Hagatha was right on my heels. She got in the elevator. I turned into a skeleton and Hagatha just said, “What is this.” The doors opened and I saw the Undertaker. I said that I would make a deal with him Hagatha for my mom. The Undertaker was quite fond of Hagatha so he made the deal. I saw as the Undertaker took Hagatha into the dark forest. She didn’t get to go to the carnival. Mom and I are in the elevator, and we go to the house. Mrs.Wanda greets my mom, and so does my dad. Mrs.Wanda moved the house back. We never saw Hagatha again.
“Cindy, Honey,” Mom said, her voice getting that tight sound. “There’s something you need to know about the skeleton curse.” That morning I came home to went to bed and went to her room. Once I heard all of her family go downstairs for breakfast I went down stairs. As I went down the stairs I had saw a house full of skeletons it was her dad, stepmom, and stepsisters. I was scared half to death because I wasn’t expecting that ever to happen. Now my family is skeleton family! The only thing that is wrong is they are skeletons in the day time and not in the night time like me. I wish my dad was a skeleton at night like her because then I could go to the underground with him and see her mom. Maybe the next time I go to the underground to see my mom I will tell my mom that she should change my dads spell to be at night and not in the day. If my mom can change I will love her forever I still love her but I would love her even more!
That night when I went to see my mom I asked her if she could change her dad and ethan into a skeleton at night. Then they both could come and see my mom. As I got to my mom grave Cheddar was waiting nice and quit. Cheddar always sits and awaits for my as nice and my teacher. When we were walking to my mom cottage she met us halfway. She walked back to the cottage with Cheddar and I. When I asked my mom if Cheddar could stay the night with us and watch a movie and eat popcorn? My mom said it would be great if Cheddar stayed with us tonight. Cheddar asked me what movie we are gonna watch? I told him we were gonna watch Soul Surfer 2. I think that is the best movie ever. Cheddar you will like it and you won’t want to fall asleep.
As I was leaving my mom cottage I went to the elevator and saw that Mrs. Wanda was a skeleton. I asked her why she had came down to the underground and she said that she wanted to come see Tabitha. I then left and went up the elevator and went home. I went up stairs and I heard all my family down stairs already. They all asked me where I have been? I said I went on a run and then went and visited my mom’s grave. They were really question why I had gone on a run because I never go on runs and I never wake up that early. After we have talked about that we ate breakfast and I went to school. It felt really weird because I was the only one because all my sister were skeletons so they were home schooled. When I got to school Sara was the first one at my locker she gave me a big hug. She waited for me to put my stuff in my locker and we went to our homeroom. After school Ethan was at my locker waiting for me! We I turned around he asked me out. He literally asked me to be his boyfriend. I never thought I would get a chance with him. He asked me to if I wanted to walk home with him and of course I said yes. I told him he was the best boyfriend. It was so fun getting to walk home with once I got home he asked if he could get a hug. Then he said talk to you at school tomorrow.
“Cindy Honey” mom said her voice getting tight. There is something I need to tell you about the skeleton curse
You are telling me that I am only gonna be able to see you for so long. I can't do that it would ruin my whole life. I need to be able to see my mom every night and hangout with her. I am not going to be able to live if my mom is actually gone forever.
I woke up the next morning thinking of how I could still see my mom even though it was pretty impossible. I just thought I better tell sarah about everything that happened so then she dont freak out whenever she comes to my house. I thought I am gonna tell her and she is gonna freak out and hate me for the rest of my life. I went to school that day and saw Sarah and told her that I am gonna go to the dance and hangout with Ethan. I am gonna dance with him if he wants me to and we are gonna have the best time of my life. Then I started to say “I might be a Skel” I stopped thinking about telling her or not. I thought if I tell her she will be fine and not care but at the same time I knew she would get all freaked out and hate me for the rest of my life. I saw my sisters at the end of the hallway. I thought about having them tell sarah about it for me. I went the rest of the day thinking about that. When I got home I asked my dad if he knew anything about the skeleton curse every going away so I can’t see mom. Wait he never knew about me seeing mom. I just told that I went and saw mom every night. He said “It is alright I do as long as I am careful and all he don’t know anything about the skeleton curse”.
When It got dark I went to Mrs. Wanda and asked her if she wanted to go to the graveyard so I could see mom. She said “yes”. When we got there I couldn’t find cheddar. I knocked on the grave and screamed Cheddar as loud as I could but I never saw him come out of the grave stone. Finally out of nowhere he just jumps out of the top and says “Let’s go we don’t wanna be late”. Then all of the sudden the pink elevator shot up and me and Cheddar got into it. WHen we shot down to the underworld it was loud. When we got out Mr. Death was arguing with Bert. The were arguing about me and how I am aloud to be in the underworld because they don’t think I am a dead person. We ran past them so they didn’t see who was coming but when we got to mom’s house the lights were all off. We knocked on the door and nobody came to the door and then we heard a bunch of stomping. When we looked down the path we saw Mr. Death running down the path yelling cindy. We started freaking out and trying to break in so he couldn't get us.
Mr.Death was running for us so why did we just stand there when we could be running so he doesn't catch us. I think we should have ran but you know that didn’t happen .
After I thought about running I said “We are gonna break the rules and run behind the building”.
When Cheddar heard that he shouted “We can’t do that because that is breaking the rules”. I told him that we are gonna have to if we wanna make it out of this situation right. He said it is al right if we do it. Next thing you know we took off behind the house. When we got behind it we all were really quite except for me cause my bones. We all sat there tell Cheddar said we are good and we can go back to the front.When we got to the front mom came out and said “Go home because your skeleton curse ends any second and if you are down here when the curse ends you are stuck down here for ever and will never be able to go back to the real world. I started walking for the elevator then but mom yelled at me she said “I love you Cindy”. I thought that this is so bad because I will never be able to see her again. I just ran to the elevator and started crying . When I got to the earth I was so sad because that was the last time.
“Cindy, Honey,” Mom said, her voice getting that tight sound. “There’s something you need to know about your skeleton curse.” “It doesn’t last forever because there was a cause other than me to help hold this curse together.” “The other person that helped was…
I know at this point in time you would expect her to say that everyone I know was in on this little thing, or that Momster was her best friend right next to Ms. Wanda, and I would know because that's exactly what I thought, but, well… you’ll just have to hear to believe.
“The other person who helped was Sarah” she said with tearful eyes. I wonder why she was crying because I thought this was awesome. That had to mean Sarah was a witch too, but I still had to think at what my mom thought was so bad about it. I had no idea what to think and what was even worse was that I think I just heard my mom say I had to go and to never. I had to swear I didn’t hear it but I heard it again and I swang in for a hug, but she was gone so was the little cottage, and what was even worse than the pain in my stomach was that she left without saying… bye.
As I started back to the elevator I heard a faint scream towards the ticket booth so I sprinted towards it as fast as I could just to witness the undertaker decapitating Bert’s head.
Yes I totally know what your thinking and it probably starts out with, WHAT and yes you expected this to be some little, nice, and sweet ending fairy tale, but that’s not even close to what this was, and in fact it probably is the exact opposite. Now I know you know what will happen next and it probably involves a lot of running and running and running until I can’t possibly run anymore.
Well I just stood there watching and listening. I couldn’t understand the fact that The Undertaker was practically laughing and what was even more shocking was that Bert was to!
I took of towards the elevator not even having the thought in my head about looking back.
When I got to the elevator I started pressing and pressing and for what seemed like an hour had passed it finally opened and I was suddenly relieved of all my stress and felt like a normal girl again, but that was until I saw who was in elevator.
The Undertaker was standing there glaring at me in a crummy looking clown outfit that I was actually about to take for a real clown. Kinda funny right.
Yes I know pretty creepy right? Well if you think that’s creepy you should just go look in the mirror. Ok I’m sorry that was kind of a mean joke, but you have to admit it was a pretty good joke right. Well I literally about wet my pants when I saw him and to make matters worse I was completely speechless not to mention I saw him holding Cheddar in his right hand and it definitely didn’t look like he was in a comfortable position
I just stood stood there dumbfounded and couldn’t think of a single to say, so I just stood there not doing a single thing and hoping either him, or Cheddar would actually say something, and then in a totally low and murky voice he said, “You are in trouble.” Not to mention he said it with a huge grin on his face. I took of in the opposite direction. Hoping I could outrun him, but I knew I couldn’t.
“Cindy, Honey,” Mom said, her voice getting that tight sound. “There’s something you need to know about the skeleton curse.” I looked at mom with a really curious face. My mom said “It is gonna last forever.” I looked at her and said “It’s ok.” with a really sad voice. My mom asked if I was sure. I replied by saying “Absolutely I have a great friend named Ethan who is just like me.” She then asked “What do you even mean?” I said “Ethan becomes a werewolf at night and I become a skeleton.” My mom hugged me and we went outside to the park and played until I had to leave. When I left I hugged my mom so tight that she probably punctured a couple lungs. I got a big fat kiss on the cheek and she sent me home.
When I got home I got ready for school. I went to school and found my best friend Sarah right away. I took her to the girls locker-room. I told her that I had something to tell her. She said to tell her so I just came out with it and said “At night I am a skeleton.” She looked at me and laughed and said “You're hilarious Cindy.” I looked at her and asked if she wanted to have a sleepover tonight, and she said “Yes!” So after school we went home and we invited Ethan over. He stayed until the sun started going down. I told him “You need to stay till dark so Sarah can see what we become.” He said “That sounds like a plan to me!” It got dark out and Ethan and I changed into our “night outfits”. I looked back at Sarah but she changed too. She was a zombie. I was so excited and so was Ethan. We all had changed when it got dark out. I hugged Sarah. Sarah said “This is the greatest day ever.” We all went outside the next day and hung out all night. It was so amazing how we all were cursed. It doesn’t sound like it’s good to be cursed but it was. We could all hang out now even in the middle of the night.
The next day at school I kept getting looked at funny by all of the boys. I asked Sarah and she said she has been too. So I went up to Ethan and said “Why do the boys keep looking at me and Sarah funny he just frowned and said “They keep doing it to me too.” Then I got an idea. We have a neighbor named Frank. I went up to Frank and asked him the same question I asked Sarah and Ethan “Why do the boys keep looking at me funny?” He replied with “I don’t know.” As he walked away I grabbed his shoulder, spun him around, and smacked him right across the face. I then grabbed him by his shirt, and slammed him up against his locker. I asked him one more time “What are they laughing at us for?” He looked at me and said “I saw you and your friends change last night, so I told everyone I am so sorry.” I smiled and said “Wait and see.”
The next day we went to his house and went to his backyard to his pool. We brought a pile of mud and poured it into their huge pool. They had a pool that was bigger than my whole house. It had 4 slides and a really big, and bouncy diving board. I took the bucket of mud and poured it into the pool. It made the water look really muddy. I heard a really big scream and the door slammed. I looked back it was Ethan’s mom and she had an axe. I ran away with my friends.
The next day we all went to school. During third period Sarah, Ethan, and I got called to the office. We went and they had cops waiting for us. They said we were under arrest. We went to the police station.
We had to spend the night in a cell it was awful. The next day I asked what we had done wrong, they said we had court today for vandalism. I said ok. I went to court that day they said I would have 100 hours of community service. I agreed that I deserved it. I started the next day it was awful…
“Cindy, Honey,” Mom said, her voice getting that tight sound. “There’s something you need to know about the skeleton curse.”
At this point there were at least a million thoughts going through my mind. Like is she going to tell me it going to expire, or that there are some pretty bad side affects to it, or maybe even that it was going to start earlier and eventually I would just stay a skeleton and have to live in R.I.P. with her. Finally she came to say that there is a way to expire the curse. “All you have to do is eat at least 3 pickled pigs feet for at least 5 days and drink at least 8 ounces of pickle juice for at least 5 days.” When mom said this I was about to cry but tried my hardest to keep it all in.
The next morning I woke up and heard dad talking to someone but, who could it be. As soon as I got dressed I raced down the stairs to see dad was talking on the phone to Ethan. Of all the people he could talk to on the phone why did it have to be Ethan. After he got of the phone he said that Ethan called and wanted to come over tomorrow night. Wait! I said. Tomorrow nights the Spring Fling Dance. Was he going to ask me out during school or was he just wanting to hang out with me tonight. Either way I was so excited to find out that I walked with Winnie and Bertha. After we got to school I saw that none of my clothes matched. I hope Ethan wouldn’t notice.
In the middle of 3 period I got called to the office. At first I was like am I in trouble what did I do now. Turns out just needed lunch money and had to call my dad. Finally after school was over I raced home only to find out I had even more chores to do. The list was numbered 1-9. Number one said to go to mom's bathroom and clean the toilet a toothbrush. When I went into mom’s bathroom I saw that it was once again my toothbrush. After that it said to go take off everybody's sheets and wash them twice each sheet. After I took off all the sheets and put them in the wash I went to go check the list when I realized that it never said to do momsters. After I looked at the list I realized that she had planned for me to do everything in order and wait till everyone was done before I started the next thing.
After I got done with all my chores it was 5:28 and dad said Ethan would be here at 5:30 so I hurried up to my room to change quick. When I got to my room I heard someone coming up the drive and hurried fast to get dressed. After I finally picked out my clothes I heard the doorbell ring. I then raced down the stairs to find Ethan standing in front of the front door with a bouquet of flowers.
That night Ethan took me to the dance and we danced till we couldn’t anymore. Ethan then said that he had to tell me something in private. So we started home and we were taking our sweet time when Ethan just blurted out that he was going to become a vampire soon and that he was going to go home to protect himself. I just then said please don’t go I have a secret to tell you to. After I told him that I was a skeleton he finally calmed down and we went to his house have our own party and watch a movie together.
The next morning I went to school as usual. After Ethan insisted on coming over. At first I was like why do you have to come you I will have like a million chores but, then he said then I’ll help you do them and then we can watch a movie in your basement.
I know what you're thinking why do we have to listen to you talk about your boyfriend. I just had to add this part. I know it’s a little weird but I just had to. Anyway let's get back to the story.
Finally that night we got done and watched this movie about a vampire and his kids. This is now the part where the story ends in a happy ending I would like say that it will not end that way but, Cindy ends up getting married 15 years later. After they get married they end up adopting this cute cuddaly dog that's name is Chewy.
“Cindy, Honey,” Mom said, her voice getting that tight sound. “There’s something you need to know about the skeleton curse.” Cindy’s mom said,
“ You can’t come and visit me anymore…” The curse is going to fade out in a couple of hours. That means I won’t see you ever again. If you come to see me, you will be taken out of R.I.P forever and that will not be good. You better be going now. “Thanks for being here for me.” Cindy says, ¨No problem¨, said mom.
So Cindy made her journey all the way back home and when she got home she sat on her bed and she started crying. The next night was awful I didn't turn into a skeleton, I couldn't go see my mom, and life was just awful now. Dad just doesn't know about me changing yet and I don't know about me changing yet and I don't want him to know. Momster is giving me easier and easier chores and that is a good thing. Maybe this whole tragedy isn't that bad after all.
So, tonight is going to be a good night. The Spring Fling, dancing with Ethan, and wait no skeleton. So that means this night will be the best night ever. I will not turn into a skeleton so no one will know about my skeleton curse! I walked to the dance with Bertha and Winnie and when we got there Ethan wasn’t there. I was kinda confused why he wasn’t there. Did he not want to dance with me anymore?, was he sick, or did he go with some other girl?
Finally, there he was so we could finally dance now. I turned my back away from him and I waited for him to walk over and it happened. He grabbed my hand and said, “Will you dance with me Cindy?” “Absolutely” I said. So me and Ethan Danced the night away but suddenly I felt my finger change from Cindy to Bone… I thought it was done so that’s why I came. So I told Ethan I have to go and I ran out the front door and there I was. Old skeleton Cindy… So I ran home, Dad and Momster were sitting there watching tv and they told me we have to go to the cemetery right away.
We got in the car and drove as fast as we can and cheddar was sitting there waiting. He said, “ 1 minute late sorry bud.” I was madder than ever before. I gave cheddar a piece of paper that said, “ Dear Mom,
Sorry that I couldn’t make it tonight I wished I could’ve but I didn’t. I wish I could live with you forever but it’s just better up here. I can hang with all my friends and family. So I am sorry and I love you.
So, we got back in the car and drove all the way home. Ethan was waiting at the door and we let him in once we got in the house. Ethan said Cindy why did you leave me? I said, “ Ethan I turn into a skeleton every night with this curse…” “Ok… Ethan said.” I turn into a werewolf every night too.
Ethan took Cindy’s hand for the second time tonight and walked outside and they danced the night away. Ethan said, “Cindy since the first day I liked you I’ve always had a crush on you, but I’ve been a big wimp so I haven’t said I have.” I think I have found my girl. I said, “I think I have too.”
“Cindy, Honey,” Mom said, her voice getting that tight sound.”There something you need to know about the skeleton curse. Cindy’s mom said that the curse had a limited amount of time. But, she would turn into a skeleton the next day. Cindy didn’t want to believe it she want to visit her mom all the time until she died. That was the last time she would get to see her mom. She wanted to spend as much time with her mom as much as possible. A few hours later she had to go. She didn’t want to leave, not to see her mom again, to never see Burt or Cheddar. She got on the elevator and left the cemetery she never thought that would be the last time she was going to see her mom.
The next day she woke up she was still a skeleton. She didn’t want to get out of bed and she didn’t want to go to school especially since she was still a skeleton. Hours later she was still in bed. Her dad came in and said that she had a phone call from Ethan. She took the phone. Ethan asked her if she was doing well she said that she was feeling better. He said that he was going to ask her to the dance. She didn’t know what to say she wanted to go to the dance with so badly but, she knows that if she goes to the dance with him that he will figure out that she’s a skeleton and everyone else will find out and be the laughing stock of the whole school. She just stuttered and hanged up. She didn’t know what to do. She wanted to go to the dance with Ethan but, she didn’t want him or the whole school to find out that she is a skeleton. All night she was trying to make a choice between going to the dance with Ethan or stay home and not go to the dance.
Finally she decided to go to the dance with Ethan and she doesn’t care that she will get laughed at. She just wants to go to the dance with Ethan. She was going to have the night of her life. She put on a dress and went to the dance. She couldn’t believe that she was going to the dance with Ethan and her best friend was going to be there she never thought of a more perfect night. She quickly called Sarah because she completely forgot that she said that she wasn’t going. When Sarah answered she said “what’s up chickaroo” Cindy laughed inside she told Sarah that she was going to the dance after all. Sarah was shouted for joy. She also told Sarah that she had a surprise for Sarah when she got there. Cindy was in front of the school, she opened the door and she saw people dancing and having a great time. When she walked up to Sarah she noticed people staring at her. Cindy thought that they were thinking what is a skeleton doing in our school. When she tapped Sarah on the shoulder she turned around and froze. Cindy told her that it was her. Sarah couldn’t believe it. She never thought Cindy would ever be a skeleton. Cindy was looking for Ethan everywhere but she couldn’t find him. Finally she found him and when she walked up to him, he ran away screaming. She couldn’t believe it. She didn’t know what to do she went to go tell Sarah what happened and told her that she was going home. She ran all the way home crying. She went inside and slammed the door. She put her face into her pillow. 10 minutes later there was a knock on the door. Cindy’s dad came in her room and said that there was a boy outside that wants to see her. She told her dad that she didn’t want to see anyone. Cindy dad pick her up and took her outside. Outside was Ethan he had brought roses for her and told her that Sarah told him that she was the skeleton and felt bad that he ran away. She just stood there and didn’t know what to say. He asked her if she wanted to dance. She took his hand and dance. She felt like she was going to die even though she was a skeleton. She thought that this was the best night of her life.
“Cindy, Honey”,Mom said, her voice getting that tight sound. “There’s something you need to know about the skeleton curse.” It’s wearing off slowly but surely and you soon won’t be able to visit me again. As she told me this it immediately stung and I just wanted to cry but I couldn’t because I’m a skeleton and I can’t produce tears.
Then she said it’s about time to leave so I gave her a hug and said “I love you” and ran back to the elevator, On my way there I felt safer and happier I got to the elevator and there he was dad except he was in a black robe and had a hood drawn over his head so I barely noticed him but I knew it was him I started calling his name he looked straight at me his face immediately dropped to a sad frown and he said “what are you doing here?”
I said “I was visiting mom” he said “I knew I should’ve kept a closer eye on you” then I said “what are you doing here?” he said “well I am…...well how do I say this ? I’m death” I looked straight at him then looked straight at the elevator I ran and jumped in pressed the button and the elevator started to go up he ran over and said
“I still need to talk to you” although I stopped listening I heard that one sentence. I ran out of the elevator and went to my fairy god mother’s house I ran in she opened the door and made me a pie I slept there until monday. I got up went to school and saw Ethan I built up my courage and asked him to dance with me he looked as good as usual he said “yes I would love to” that night I went without my parents permission and had a great time ten years later we got married and he told me his secret about being a werewolf and I told him my old secret of being a skeleton.
And going to rip and about my dad being death at that he looked kind of scared but he accepted me how I was. Something my dad could never do, was accept me for who I was. I really wanted to cry at that moment thinking about that so I stopped thinking about it I went outside and stayed out for a bit of fresh air and I looked up at the stars ethan came out he comforted me and we both feel asleep under the stars both of our curses were gone so we could live a normal life.
We woke up that morning together and made breakfast after that we both went to work I worked all day but that would be boring to talk about I got home and made a snack but ethan didn’t come back to work that day he died in a horrible accident. After that I feel into a deep depression and two years later I went back to rip to see him he was fine but really missed me so after that I never left. I had a wonderful time spending time with my husband and my mom but we could never die from here so where do I go? My mom really missed dad even if he betrayed her with that that mean person but even if he did I still had to
Woke up that morning together and made breakfast after that we both went to work I worked all day but that would be boring to talk about I got home and made a snack but ethan didn’t come back to work that day he died in a horrible accident. After that I feel into a deep depression and two years later I went back to rip to see him he was fine but really missed me so after that I never left. I had a wonderful time spending time with my husband and my mom but we could never die from here so where do I go? My mom really missed dad even if he betrayed her with that that mean person but even if he did I still had to….
“Cindy, Honey,” Mom said, her voice getting that tight sound. “There is something you need to know about the skeleton curse.”
“What is it?” I said, getting a dark feeling in the pit of my stomach. Mom turned away from me and walked in the house, leaving the door open, a sign that I should follow her. When I walked in the house she was sitting on the couch that we had sat on every time I was here. Her eyes were red and her face was tear stained. “Mom,” I said. “You need to tell me.” I could tell that it was taking all she had to get the courage to tell me what she was about to say. “The curse,” Mom said, her voice soft and quiet. “It only lasts four days.” I was not prepared for that, but what I really wasn’t prepared for was when my mom collapsed into me, shaking with sobs and mumbling that she was sorry.
Okay, if you have never seen anyone cry, you are lucky. If you have never seen your own mother cry, you are the luckiest person to ever walk on this planet. Because let me tell you, seeing your mom sob and break down in front of you is the worst thing ever. And I mean ever! Now, let’s stop crying and comfort her. And don’t even say you’re not crying right now, I know that you are.
“It’s okay, Mom,” I said trying not to cry and break down with her. “Everything is okay, I’ll stay here with you for as long as you want.” Mom jumped off the couch as quick as a bolt of lightning with that comment. “You need to leave now.” She said, her voice trembling and full of fear. “You need to run and get away from here, and fast.” I was confused by her answer to what I said said, but the confusion was pushed aside with a huge and painful jab of pain in my chest. I looked down and saw that the golden ticket had started to fuse to my exposed rib cage. Another jab of pain. I collapsed on my side on the couch.
“Honey!” My mom ran back to me and put me in her lap. “This is why you need to go! If that visitors pass fully fuses to your chest before you get out of here, you will be stuck here forever!” My mom was talking fast and I felt the pain in my chest subsiding. It was almost gone and I could get up. Mom walked me to the door, almost pushing me while telling me to move faster. “I love you and you know that,” Mom said “but you need to leave. Get far from here and back to the real world.” She hugged me and tried to let go but I kept my hold strong. “I love you too Mom.” I could feel the tears streaming down my face and into her hair. “ I will get out but I will come back someday. I will be back as soon as I can.” I let go of her and run towards the path. When I was about halfway to the gate, the one and only Mr Death popped up in front of me. “Why, hello again Cindy.” Mr. Death started to slowly creep towards me, grinning with his clown face and black pits for eyes. “I see that you have gotten attached to my present to you.” He gave a half-hearted laugh of a demon-human mix without a soul. He was a few yards from me and I ran into the meadow on my left. I ran and ran, hearing his footsteps that were following me, getting farther and farther away.
The meadow is not as bright and peaceful as it looks on the outside. Once I got to the middle, it was dark and kind of musty smelling. I didn’t really notice the darkness or the smell at that moment though, I was too happy from getting away from “Mr Clown Man”. Walking on some purple flowers, I went down. Not like fall to the ground, but fall in the ground. “Moooooaaaaaddddd!” I screamed, yelling some mix of “Mom” and “Dad”. After I stopped screaming, I realized that I was still falling. But why? I looked around and saw dirt walls and weird plants passing me as I fell. It wasn’t dark and I was still falling. Creepy. After another 10 minutes or so, I fell to the ground. Hard. “Oww!!! Are you trying to trick me or something?” I yelled into nothingness while talking to a Mr. Death that wasn’t there. “Because this is some sick joke. I just want to go home!” I sat down on one of the piles of rocks scattered everywhere and began to cry. I cried for my mom, for my dad, for everyone. Screech!!! I jumped at the sound of something moving. It was towards my right. When I looked in that direction, there was a rock in the wall moving, and it was just my height. As I looked closer, it was opening to the cemetery! I was going home!
I sneak out of the pit and into the cemetery. I am surprised to find Cheddar sitting on the ground a few yards in front of me, looking extremely worried. “Cheddar!” I yelled. Cheddar looked at me, and there was an instant look of relief on his face. Then happiness. The
“Cindy, Honey,” Mom said, her voice getting that tight sound. “There’s something you need to know about the skeleton curse.”
“The curse only lasts a certain amount of time,” Mom said. Cindy said, ¨but Mom I don't want to leave you, I will never see you again.¨ That night Mom said it would all be okay and then she would see her again someday. Cindy went home and thought about never seeing her mother again. Cindy thought to herself, ¨my life will never be the same without my mother.¨ She knew that in the end it would all be okay.
The next day Cindy was supposed to go to the R.I.P. before 9 but she also got asked to go to the dance and wanted to go that. She was also afraid that Momster was going to make them all eat pig's feet. Momster got home and was not in a happy mood. I wasn't sure what happened, but I knew that I was going to do whatever she said so she didn’t bring out her scariness. I hope that I did not have a ton of chores to do though.
Momster never made me do a ton a chores, although I always thought she would. Momster is that kind of person who would tell you to do something, and if you didn’t you would definitely hear about it. I asked Momster how her day went and she just said, “okay I guess, I don’t really have much to say about my day just have to deal with a bunch of dead people.” I didn’t really know what she meant by that but I just kind of went along with it. Although, every time I get home I always have a list, that’s for sure.
The second I walked home the next day, Momster said, “you have chores to do, get them done quickly, if you want to go this dance.” I knew something wasn’t right again I just had to go along. When I was halfway done Momster’s kids came down the stairs glaring at me, and to be honest I was kind of frightened. I knew that I couldn’t let it get to me or else someone would probably find out and confront me about it. I also knew that I had to get these chores done quickly. I finished my chores very quickly. After that Momster took me to the dress shop to get myself a dress for the dance. I was really hoping that maybe even Ethan McCallister would ask me to dance tonight, but then I just told myself, keep dreaming.
“Cindy, Honey,” Mom said, her voice getting that tight sound. “There's something you need to know something you need to know about the skeleton curse.” Chapter 22
There is an end to the skeleton curse where you won't be able to come see me anymore I am so sorry. I ran to the elevator and didn’t look back I was so mad I didn’t say goodbye to my mom.
I wish I would have said goodbye to my mom because now I won't see her for a while but I was madder than mad If that's a thing but I was mad because I want to be with my mom forever and now I can’t.
Well when I got up by moms grave and I ran home because it was late and when I got there momster was there and she said how is your mom and I didn’t know that she knew that I went down to R.I.P and saw my mom so I had so many questions like how did you know and all kinds of other questions about how she knew and when I was done all she did was smile and say go to bed we will talk about that later tomorrow ok ok I said so I did what she said and I went up to my room to go to bed.
The next day I woke up to my step sisters waking me up to go to school and I was glad they did otherwise I would have overslept and been late to school that would be bad and I remembered last night I can’t go to R.I.P anymore I will have one more night with my mom I went in my bathroom and started balling because I was so sad I will miss my mom so bad I don’t even want to say goodbye to my mom and I want to just leave it as it is.
I went to school and I was sad because i would never see my mom ever again after tonight and I wanted to be with her more than just one night but I can't so I will be stuck with momster and her daughters not like they are that bad but I want my real mom. Later that day I went home from school and when I got home my step mom was there and she had nothing to say because somehow she new about tonight later that night I got up snuck out and started for R.I.P to see my mom for the last time but we will make it last and I will be fun when I got to the elevator chester was waiting for me when I got to my mom's she had popcorn and had a movie in We closed the door and we locked it. All we did after that was watch movies all night.
I started walking for the elevator then but mom yelled at me she said “I love you Cindy”. I thought that this is so bad because I will never be able to see her again. I just ran to the elevator and started crying . When I got to the surface I was so sad because that was the last time I would see her for a long time.
You are trapped underground forever and you will never be human again. That's when I started screaming like I was dieing. Even though I was already dead. A person walked in. It was dad! Then he saw me and hugged me. Mom said that she was just joking about me being a skeleton. And then we all started laughing.
Don't stop reading just because it is the end of the book.
That's when Mr.Death came in and I hid behind my mom. They stopped laughing. Don't be scared he said to me. He said that he saw my dad and let him down here. He said that they were old friends. He asked for my visitors pass and I told him that I left it at my house. He looked furious. But I couldn’t tell because half of his face was rotted off. He said it's ok just to be sure to bring it next time I come down. If I come don't again I thought. That's when some one else came in. It looked like a werewolf. I said out loud don't eat me bones. It said why would I want your bones Cindy. It sounded like a boy. A familiar boy. Ethan I asked? In a shy quiet voice. Yes he said. It was Ethan! I ran over and hugged him. How did you get down here I asked him. Mr.Death let me down here. Wait you are a werewolf? Yep he said back. H-h-how I said stuttering. I will explain later he said. That's when music turned on. It wasn’t just rock or jazz. It wasn’t even classical. It was slow love music. Then Ethan asked me to dance because I didn't get stay at the dance. So I took his hand in mine and we danced all the way through the night. When the sun was coming back Ethan, my dad and I all rode the elevator back together. When we were at the top I got out and there was Mrs. Wanda. What are you doing here I asked her in front of my dad and Ethan. She looked startled. I just came to visit your mother she said. She is not taking visitors right now. Now cindy my dad said. No I said. I’m not going to let mom be bothered by peasants like her. What are you talking about dad said. I didn't tell you but she forced mom to put the curse on me and she new that you would be mad. Is this true dad asked Mrs. Wanda. She nodded her head in a nervous way. Dad then just walked off. Go and don't come back I said to Mrs. Wanda. Then she walked off. I turned around and told Ethan that we should probably go back to my house. So we were walking down the street and we heard footsteps behind us. I turned around and elbowed the person behind us dead in center of his forehead. It was dad! A bag had flown out of his hands when I elbowed him. Ethan ran and grabbed the bag before it hit the ground. I guess that is a surplus of being a werewolf. My dad got up holding his head and said I got donuts. I apologised to me dad and we all walked home. When we got home we sat at the table and ate our donuts together as a normal family for once. And everyone lived happily ever after.
We all visit mom once a week on wednesday and on her birthday.
Ethan asked if I wanted to go out to eat tonight. Then before I could answer my dad came in with another person with two other girls behind him. Dad yells out welcome to your new family.
Me and Ethan are now dating and I have a step mom and step sisters. :(
“Cindy, honey,” mom said, her voice getting that tight sound. “There is something is something I need to tell you about the skeleton curse. it will stop changing you tonight and if you're in the overworld you will stay human and vice versa.” said my mom. “But if you choose here you must tell your father.” “what.” I said. “b-but why.”
“I’m sorry dear but it just has to be.” Then I started the get angry and stormed out of her hut.
She called my name but I acted like I couldn’t hear. I started to cry. Then I felt sharp sting in the side of my neck and past out. When I woke up I was on the surface non skeleton in a dark alley. A tall dark man was standing over me with a knife. He was mugging me but when I told him I didn’t have anything he stabbed me and left me to die. When he left someone else came and saw me there bleeding and called an ambulance. When it came I was close to death but. They loaded me up and took me to the hospital. But I was to far gone to come back. They took me off life support and I died. When I got to R.I.P. I had skin and a gold coin I paid bert and headed to my mom’s hut. And my mom looked disappointed in me. When I asked what was wrong she said “what do you think, you just died.”. Then it hit me “WHAT!!!” I said. “What do you mean I died!?”. “You were stabbed,” mom said. “Can you not remember?”.she asked me like it was obvious. “NO I CAN’T REMEMBER,” I screamed. “ THAT SOUNDS LIKE SOMETHING I WOULDN'T WANT TO REMEMBER!!!”. And then I heard a minikel laugh and I know exactly whose it was and it was mr. d and then I saw a dark swirling cloud appear in the living room knocking stuff off the shelves and then he appeared... death.
I was getting really worried. I mean the way she looked and the way she said it. I knew it was bad news, but not just for me. I was pretty sure she wasn’t going to benefit out of it either. “This is the last night we get to see each other.” She said trying to hold her sob in. I was speechless it was silent for a couple of minutes and then Cheder broke the silence. “I think you guys should make the best of the couple of hours you guys have left”. In what he thought sounded like a sympathetic voice, but really just was his regular voice. I saw my mother smear off the tears on her cheeks then grabbed my hand and she walked me to the kitchen table. The weird thing was that she looked all normal about the fact that i was probably never going to see her. Well after she was done crying. The night came to the end and she hugged me and that’s all no sad words at the end no “I love you” or “Take care and I will always be with you”. To be honest I could tell she didn’t really look forward to not seeing me anymore but she looked like she didn’t want to I see me at the same time. I guess she really was dead because she didn’t have any feeling anymore. The more I looked at her I could tell she was decaying already I guess this would be for both of us. After going back to the real world it was time to go to school. She could hear Momster yelling trying to wake up her to daughter also known as my stepsisters. I saw her to my door “Cindy are you up?” she asked. I’m right here I pop out of nowhere. I got ready for school. PAUSE you might be thinking that I would be thinking about the school dance and if Ethan would want to dance with me BUT remember people I just saw my mother and she informed me that I was NEVER going to see her again.So back to where I was the thing was in did all my chores yet I didn’t know if I could go. I didn’t know if Momster was in a good mood. That’s why I waited until school was over to ask her. I saw that she was in the kitchen as I walked into the house
which was weird for her cuz she was never home. “Ummmm… I was wondering if I could go to thöe dance to night ?” To my surprise she just nodded. I began to get ready. Then I realized that at a certain time I was going to turn into a skeleton pretty soon. I didn't know what I was going to do now. I sat on my bed thinking what I was going to do now. After hours sitting on my bed I decided that I was going to stay. I know I really wanted to go and dance with Ethan, but I realise that I was never going to be a normal person will uh skeleton now I guess. The night went on and I did all my usual things watched TV call Sarah to tell that I wasn't going, because I was “Sick”.Then all of the sudden I heard a knock. I totally forgot that I was skeleton so I opened the door. There was my biggest crush Ethan Mcalester, was there standing at the door .The weird thing was that he didn’t freak out. It was like he already knew, but I was freaking out. I was telling myself to stay cool while I opened my mouth to say something but nothing came out. “So what’s up?” he said calmly. Then I realise that he was pointing at me. That's when I had to explained the whole story. I was waiting for him to start running back to his house. To my surprise he thought it was cool and he just stayed and hung out with me. We watched movies and stuff like that. Now this is the end of my story but there is more.
“There's something you need to know about the skeleton curse” mom said looking worried. “What?”I asked feeling nervous.”It is becoming permanent.” she said.Then she continued. “Now you better hurry home.” Before i could protest she went back inside and closed the door. I walked slowly all the way to the elevator trying to figure out what she meant about it being permanent. Did she mean that it would never go away, i would become a skeleton every night for the rest of my life? Or did she mean i would be a skeleton day and night? Just thinking about the possibilities makes me want to run back and demand answers. But i don’t because i know it wouldn't help.
When i finally get home i walk in and head upstairs to bed. I lay down and stare at the ceiling waiting for sleep to come, and thinking about what mom could have meant about my curse becoming permanent. When i wake up in the morning, something seems different. I climb out of bed and head downstairs. I grabbed my backpack and headed for school. Out on the sidewalk i saw a group of my friends walking and i didn’t want to walk alone so i ran ahead. When i caught my breath i tapped on the closest person's shoulder and said hi. When the kid turned around the look on his face went from happy to surprised to completely terrified in under two seconds. Then he turned and ran through the group screaming. The group stopped walking and turned around. When they saw me they all made the same screaming noise as they turned and scattered. Confused i looked down at my hands and saw bones. I turned around and and ran home. Inside i closed the door and sat on the couch. Oh great i thought now everyone knows my secret. How will i ever be able to go to school? Did they know who i was? I don’t want to know. I got up and grabbed a book i have been reading then sat back down. A few minutes later i hear car pull into the driveway. When i get up and look out the window i freeze. There are two officers on the steps walking to the door. Their vehicle is pulled into the driveway. The taller officer reaches up and rings the doorbell. I reach up and lock the door. I hear the officers talking on the other side of the door and struggle to hear what they are saying. “Is this the right house?”
“Cindy, Honey,” Mom said her voice getting that tight sound. “There’s something you need to know about this skeleton curse.” I was now a little scared at this point. Mom’s face started turning even more white than it was before. She brought me inside because it was private. She sat me down on the couch and said “I was wanting to tell you this before but each time you visit R.I.P, the door to go back to the real world gets smaller and smaller. Tonight is the last night I will be able to see you unless you decide you want to live with me and be a skeleton forever.”
I was not expecting that to come out of her mouth. I was pretty much having to choose between my dad and friends, or my mom forever. That know makes sense why I he told me that he hoped my visit or stay would be a good one. I know it’s not normal to see your dead mom at night, but it feels kind of normal now. It would have been a harder decision but I didn’t want ‘momster’ to take over my dad’s life. I didn’t want him to make the bad decision and live with his worst nightmare, but he was going to have to make his own decisions. He was a big boy, right?!
Mom told me that I didn’t have to make the decision right then and there but we should probably say our goodbyes just in case. I started to cry, and cry, and cry even harder until she let go and told me, “You will always be my little Cinderskella.” I headed out of the door. My head was about to explode. That was a lot of information in a short amount of time. I raced home and hopped in my bed. My heart was pounding. I was thinking about all the reasons to stay and live a normal life, the dance with Ethan, my friends, and if I left, I didn’t know what dad would do without me.I eventually decided I was going to live with my mom and say my goodbyes to my family and friends. My life would never be normal again.
The next night, I left the house and went to the dance. Everybody was having a great time and it made me feel ever worse. I had to break the news to everybody that I was “moving”. I told them that it was the last night I would be here because I was moving the next morning. There were many tears shed and lots of hugs given. I didn’t think Ethan really had feelings for me, but when he hugged me the longest and the only boy that cried, that gave me the idea that he actually might care about me. In my school, all of the girls want Ethan to like them. I never would have guessed, the Ethan McAllister like me. That one shy girl that gave him a bloody nose. I was in my one little world the rest of the night.
I had to leave the dance a little early and travel to the cemetery to be with my mom. I kept looking back at my old house and my school. I stopped at my mom’s grave and took a deep breath. I wanted to make sure that the choice I was making was the right one. I would never be able to go back but I didn’t want to regret the decision I made staying with my mom forever. As I stepped in the elevator and started to descend, I knew there was no going back. This was my new life and I was going to have to make the best of it. It was really hard for me to leave my best friend and my dad. I was hoping mom’s mood was going to brighten up fast. I think she thought I was going to make the decision to stay in the real world and never come back to the Underworld. I was hoping this would be the right decision for all of us.
When I got to mom’s house, all of the lights were out except the front porch light. It kept flickering and crackling. I ran the doorbell and I heard her voice from the back of the house calling, “Who is it?” She sounded like she was crying. I voiced back, “It’s, It’s Cindy. Your daughter.” It was a few seconds before I saw the door swing open in front of me. Her eyes were huge and I was right, she was crying because they were all big and puffy. I could tell she couldn’t believe her eyes. She gave three quick blinks and throsted herself right at me. I was frozen from being squeezed so hard. After she let go of me, she said, “I can’t believe it’s really you! I thought for sure I would never see you again.” I said, “Well I guess you thought wrong!” We gave one last big hug and she couldn’t stop rambling on about how she was going to give me this huge tour of the entire town of R.I.P. I couldn’t wait!
I ended up having the time of my life. She showed me everything and more. I knew I made the right decision staying with her.
2 months later
So I do have to admit, I really miss my friends and my dad, A LOT! My mom is helping me learn all of these spells and she’s working on a new one that will take me back to the real world and visit everyone. I can’t wait until she figures it out, but I feel like the day that she does, I won’t b
If I was the author,this would be my ending,and starting with the last sentence.”There is something you need to know about the skeleton curse.Mom said “I also cursed someone else when I curse you.Mom said “I curse someone in her grade and school,and he is right above my grave.
“He is a werewolf and he will show himself to you.”So I went out of moms R.I.P house and headed up the elevator.But before she could cheddar stopped her,and asked.”Where are you going.”I said” I am going to see something I will come back again.So I went up and right when she stepped out she saw a boy werewolf.So I asked him “What is your name”.
He said it is Ethan from school and grade”.So I thought to herself we could best friends if were are both cursed.But she also wondered if he knew why he was a werewolf.So she asked “do you know why you are the way that you are”.He said “Ya but not totally sure why”.So I asked “Do you know who cursed you”.Ethan said “I wish I could know,do you know who cured”.I said “I know who cursed you”.So I told him it was my mom and he didn’t think she would be the one to curse me.
But I thought he might know and he is lying to me.So I asked if he lying to me.So he said “ya sorry”.”It ok” I said.So I asked him if he wanted to go to my house and he said yes.So we started walking to my house.Momster wasn’t home so I was in the clear.We talked about different things,and one of them was if him and I liked being the way we are.
So right when I was about to let him out someone was at the door at the same time ready to open it.The person on the other side and Ethan were not able to open.Until Ethan let go and it was my dad.He must have got a mix of being scared and surprised by seeing him.After he got back off the ground.He said you almost killed me and hi Ethan.I thought to myself my dad knows about him also.
So I said and asked “Ethan you can stay for a little bit long while my dad explains how he know you are the way you are.So after my dad told me how he knew this since his and my birth.Because my mom cursed both of us.So I asked no further questions, and told Ethan if he want to he could leave.He said “are you guys going to have supper soon”.I said “I don’t know do you know dad”.He said ya we are going to have a steak out,and if wanted to Ethan you can”. “Just make sure you tell your parents”.
Then he asked his his parents,and he was able to stay.My dad started our meal for the stakeout.While my dad was making the food Ethan and I starting taking again.We talked all the way until supper.Dad told us supper was done so we went to table to eat.It was great.
I know what you what you are thinking I am eating with Ethan.But just saying I had the best time talking with him.I had the best time talking with him.Also he got to stay which was even better than ever.I just can’t believe that this all happened.
“Cindy,Honey,” Mom said, her voice getting that tight sound. “There’s something you need to know about the skeleton curse.”
The curse only last a certain amount of time and this is the last night. At first I thought she was kidding but then I realised it wasn't a joke and she was serious. I asked if there was a way to extend the time on the curse and she said no. “Then I will stay forever” I said. About two seconds after the sun went down there was a problem. I started to freak out and my mom asked me what was wrong.
I forgot about dad, oh no how could I forget him. “There might still be time to get back” my mom said. I sprinted out the door and all the way to where the elevator is and Mr. Death was standing there. When I said I needed to get into the elevator he said “your mom promised that you would leave at sunset and look what time it is”. This can’t be good I thought. “Since your mom didn’t keep her promise you are stuck here forever” he said.
I am sorry I was late but I won’t do it ever again. “Too bad” he said, I tried to run past him but he blocked me. “Even if you did get past me you are stuck as a skeleton forever your mom even told me”. I thought about it for a second. “You're right” I said pretending and I got up and walked away.
He must have believed me because he walked away. When I couldn’t see him anymore I sprinted for the elevator. After It opened I stepped in and pressed the up button. Mr. death must have seen me because I saw him running towards the elevator.
“Cindy, Honey” Mom said, her voice getting that tight sound. “ There’s something you need to know about the skeleton curse.”
“ Mom what’s wrong.” I said beginning to be worried that that visitors pass wasn’t such a great thing after all. “What about my curse.” “Well honey ”she said holding back the truth from me. “ Mom what aren’t you telling me.” “ okay it’s a very long story.” “ when I was in school I had a best friend named Hagatha.” I looked at her with my best what in the world are you talking about face but she couldn’t see it because I was a skeleton. “ you mean Hagatha as in my step mother Hagatha.” I said in a high pitched voice. “ yes that Hagatha now let me finish the story.” my mouth gaped open in shock I can’t believe she was best friends with that monster. “ we were best friends and we spent every moment with each other and one day we were in the street getting ice cream and a car was going by really fast hagatha wasn’t looking and I pushed her out of the way she was so grateful she said she would do anything to repay me. A couple of years later we grew apart she started doing bad things. A few years after that she died from her carnival job it's a horrible job but she was a great clown but she died and went here to RIP.” I went through everything she said and I couldn’t understand anything she just said. “ but hagatha isn’t dead she is at our house right now.” “ don't worry i'm getting to that part.” “ so when you are alive and you do very bad unforgettable things you kind of change in RIP it is different for everyone and for hagatha she got turned into a man.” WHAT what is happening my life used to be so normal and now i'm a skeleton talking to my dead mom and I just found out that my step mom is a dead dude. Wow i'm complicated. “Yes I know it's a lot to take in but i'm not finished.” “ so she was meanest and the baddest of them all down here so she made her way to the top so Hagatha is Mr. Death.” My jaw dropped I didn’t say anything and neither did mom she was looking at me like she was worried about what I thought of it well I was pretty shaken seeing as the women in my house is the undertaker of the underworld and my dad liked her. “ so when I was dying I was halfway here and halfway there with you I needed help to give you the curse so I asked Mr. death well Hagatha and she did it for me. She only did the curse because she owed me but she didn’t know I wanted you to visit me she thought I was torturing you she thought I was as evil as her.” I know I know it sounds really surprising that Hagatha is really Mr. death and she is really evil and she’s the undertaker and everything but to me it all makes sense it kind of fits except for 2 things why and how is Hagatha back in the real world and why is she with my father. “ mom I don’t understand why would she want to go back to the real world and how did she get to the world another thing I don’t understand why does dad want to be with her.” “that’s the thing honey when I asked her to do the curse she thought I was going to torture you but when you came here the first night she noticed that you weren't getting tortured and she wanted to know if you going to be in pain when you went home so she can make herself herself again and go back up to the real world.” wow that was a lot to take in the person who just was really nice and gave me a visitors pass was actually the person who is trying to torture me. That’s why she’s been making me do all those chores, she’s planning something and I don’t think I want to be apart of it. “ Are you okay honey you haven’t been talking for awhile.” “just thinking.” I stared off and thought about how normal my life would be if I wasn’t a skeleton or if my mom didn’t die. My life would be perfectly normal we would probably be playing outside together while dad would be grilling hamburgers ahh that’s the life but it’s not my life it’s someone else's. I looked back at mom she was looking straight at me the whole time. That’s the thing with mothers they are always watching over even if you don’t know it, I know she is going to protect me. “ okay why did she want to go be with dad.” “ okay so the only way to get close to you while being in the real world was to be with your father. She pretends to go to work in the real world then goes back down here then at night she goes back at home watches you then goes in her room and sneaks out to come back here. It’s a complicated story with girls turning into guys and you're father marrying Hagatha/Mr death and I don’t even unders
tand it myself. Since you weren’t being tortured she is torturing you herself.” “wait a second who are her two daughters bertha and winnie.” “ bertha is actually bert the ticket booth guy he is actually really nice but when mr.death gives a commend you have to follow it.” Oh my this is complicated wait what time is it I look over my shoulder at the clock oh no it’s almost time to leave. “ no I don’t want to leave I have a bunch of questions. Why did she give me a visitors pass why doesn’t she just take the curse away if she wants to torture me. Mom I just want to stay here with you.” i'm now in tears with my head pressed up against her shoulder I missed this I wanted to be there forever. “ I know but you can’t you have a life up there you have Sarah and that cute boy you like Ethan. You need to live I will answer all your questions tomorrow.” “ but mom the dance is tomorrow night. Wait I won’t be able to go anyway.” “ why not honey you can go or is hagatha not letting you.” “ that's not it, it’s at night and i'm a skeleton at night.’ “ oh that's right I didn’t tell you umm this curse it’s got a certain amount of days of being a skeleton on the day I died the curse was put on you and it was supposed to last forever but once I found out about hagatha I changed it a little bit to make it shorter.” I start thinking and i’m the happiest person in the world but then I look at mom and I can’t see her anymore. “ mom no I won’t be able to see you anymore.” “ yes you will I will be with you every step of the way i will be right here with you.” she points at where my heart would usually be and I look down at her hand the hands that used to brush through my hair and the hands I held onto when I was to little to cross the street by myself. How was I supposed to go on and live my life without her. “ This is the last time i’m going to see you.” I couldn’t get through the sentence I was sobbing and I couldn’t lose her a second time not again. “ can’t you have a curse like hagatha and come to the real world again.” “ no honey I can’t i'm not as powerful as her. Now it’s time for you to go.” she was trying not to cry but I wasn’t as strong as her I was crying I hugged her and everything just seemed better. I knew she had magical hugs. “ I'm not going to miss you.” her face dropped and a tear dropped from her eye “ i'm not going to miss you because you are always going to be with me right.” her face turned into a smile and hugged me. I left and said my last goodbyes. I started heading back to the elevator not even thinking about anything that just happened. I went home and went to sleep the next day I went to school and talked to Sarah. We were talking about the dance when Ethan came up “ hey Cindy I got your folder.” he pulled it out and handed it to me. “ Thanks.” I looked in his eyes they were perfectly blue. “ Cindy.. Cindy ...Cindy..” “huh what.” “ Are you okay you seem a little out of it.” wait did I seriously just staring into his eyes and he was calling my name because I got distracted. Nice move Cindy. “ No no i'm fine what were you saying.” oh please say he doesn’t care i am a complete fool and thinks it’s cute. “ I was asking if you might want to go to the dance.” “ ya i'm probably going to the dance.” that is such a weird question why would he want to know that. “ I meant would you want to go to the dance with me?” OMG Ethan just asked me to the dance If he wasn’t standing right in front of me I would have jumped up and down screaming like a little girl, but I decided to play it cool. “ ya sure I would love to go, with you.” “ great see you there.” Ethan walked away and I turned to Sarah she already had the biggest smile on her face. “ did that seriously just happen or was that a dream.” “ It was definitely real.” I can’t believe he just asked me. Wait I don’t even know if I can go momster is going to ruin my whole life. The day got over real fast and I didn’t pay attention at all.I got home and there was my chores sitting on the table. I thought for a while what if I didn’t do them. I crumpled up the paper and went up stairs to pick out an outfit for the dance I found a cute fluffy skirt and a shirt I put on my converse and went downstairs there she was the momster herself at the bottom of the stairs. “ where in the world so you think you are going.” “ the dance is tonight and it is about to start.” I said in my most confident voice. “ what makes you think you can go to the dance you didn&rsqu
didn’t do your chores and you look quite, how do I say it, terrible in that outfit you're wearing.” I looked down and I saw my outfit it was not terrible I looked quite cute but mature at the same time. “ I’m going to the dance because I want to and I don’t have to do your chores to get there.” “ oh really you better listen or you're father will hear of your bad behavior.” I looked at her with my best scowl. “ I know you're little secret I know everything you can’t hide from me anymore.” I wasn’t even scared until she started laughing and i mean full on laughing she actually sounded like a real clown it suits her. “ You know that clown laugh really goes with your clown face.” I so wanted to yell burn in her face but to seem mature I stood there and gave her a smirk. She got up immediately and her smile went to a deep scowl. I didn’t show a sliver of fear I just stood there and looked at her. “ You don’t know anything about me.” I smirked again “ oh really I don’t then how do I know you were a clown and that you aren’t really a girl.” she stood back and swallowed “ you then know that I can do anything to you.” “ Not here you can’t.” I smiled proud of myself. “ now would you excuse me i am going to the dance.” I started walking away when. “ just because I can’t hurt you here doesn’t mean you can go to the dance I am still your mother so you have to listen to me.” “ you are not my mother you sir are a monster.” her smile faded again and she grabbed me by my ear and dragged me to my room and locked me in. I started pounding the door, but it was useless. I jumped on my bed and looked at the ceiling. The window I could go out the window.I tiptoed over and quietly opened my window then the screen I hopped out on the roof and left a little crack in the window so I could get back in. I crawled on the tree and jumped down I looked around and ran. I slowed down about 2 blocks away from my house. I fix my hair and my skirt. I got to the dance and saw Sarah right away I went over to her. “ hey have you seen Ethan?” “ no I haven’t seen him and where have you been.
Did Ethan not come did he just ask me as a joke or a dare, I knew It wasn’t real I should have never snuck out and come to this stupid dance it was all a big mistake. Until I felt a tap on my shoulder, I turn around and there he is, Ethan his perfect blue eyes sparkle in the light and his hair is perfectly swept to the side with absolutely no effort. “ hey I was looking for you but I decided to get a snack.” wow i’m actually here with Ethan I should probably say something. “ oh hey well i'm right here.” wow did I really just say that wow what were you thinking Cindy that was probably the worst thing you could have said.Ethan started chuckling his perfect laugh but that wasn’t a good thing he was laughing at me could this night get worse. “ ha you're cute.” he said it with his voice like a different voice like an involuntary voice. My jaw dropped in shock did Ethan just call me cute. His face changes. “ sorry i shouldn’t have said that.” my face changes to a smile. “ so does that mean you don’t mean what you said?” “ No it’s true you are really cute, but I didn’t mean to say that outloud. Wow I shouldn’t have said that either.” my smile grew even bigger while he hung his head down low in shame. “ you wanna dance?” his face lifted and he smiled “sure.” he took my hand and we went to the center of the gym. We started to dance but the song ended and a slow song came on and we looked at each other “ shall we?” he held out his hand and I laughed and took it. His head started to hang again. “ what’s wrong?” “ it's just I like you and you you're just perfect and beautiful you would never like me.” “ are you serious do you know how long I have been crushing on you and I am not perfect you are the most perfect human being I have ever seen.” his head didn’t lift. I took my finger and put it under his chin and lifted his head I looked into his eyes and smiled I leaned forward and kissed him. I pull back and look at him we both smile and start dancing to the new beat everyone starts leaving and it's time to go home. “ I had a great time.” “ me too.” this silence is killing me. “ ok so where do you live.” i look at him “ Why do you want to know?” “ so I could walk you to you're house.” my smile faded “ sorry you can’t I wasn’t even supposed to go to the dance but I snuck out.” “ why couldn’t you go to the dance?” “ momster.” &ldquo
“ Who in the world is momster?” “ oh ya that is my step mom she is horrible.” “ well you can tell me anything.” “ no I can’t you will think i’m a freak.” “ If you find out about me You will think I am a freak.” he put his hands over his mouth then slipped them away and smiled. “ what do you mean what are you not telling me huh.” “ well i'll tell you if you tell me first.” “but mine is way crazier than yours.” “ I doubt that.” He has no idea but i wanna tell him but if I do he will run away screaming. “ so my mom when she died she put a skeleton curse on me so I could visit her but the undertaker hates me and is actually my new stepmom and that's why i had to sneak out because I found out she was the undertaker.” i looked at him he wasn’t surprised he actually didn’t even have a look on his face. “ ready for mine. Ok so my mom had me when she was really young and she died when I was 6 and when she was dying she said it was my fault that she was dying and hated me she didn’t even want me so that's my story.” “ you're mom thought it was your fault that’s horrible but wait you didn’t even freak out when I told you that I turn into a skeleton.” “ well that's the thing my mom went to magic school I think she went with your mom there but anyways my mom always did magic when I was around and she did a couple of curses on me.” “ Wait what is your mom’s name?” “ Hagatha why does that matter?” I gulped of course the guy I like his mom has to be my step mom and the undertaker. “ what’s wrong is she here?” he laughed I looked at him.He stopped walking and so did I. “ wait are you saying that you think my dead mom is actually here alive.” “ she is my step mom.” he stopped and his eyes widened. “ My mom is the undertaker and you're stepmom and she is here alive.” “ not exactly she is you're mom and my stepmom but she is not alive since she is the undertaker she can come up here to her normal self.” we stood there silent. “ does that mean that I just kissed my step sister.” I looked at him and looked down what just happened. “ not really she is dead and Hagatha doesn’t really love my dad and my dad is just under a spell to make him love her.” again we paused “ is she ruining your life?” I looked at him “ what do you mean?” “ is she making your life miserable?” “well kind of.” it was long and silent again for a while longer this time we started walking and we were walking for a long time until I noticed that I have no idea where we were. “ do you know where we are?” I started panicking “ yes we are walking to my house.” I was relieved until I realized what he just said. “ how am I supposed to get home?” “ We are going to my house then we are going to you're house to fight my mother to make her go back down there or be gone forever.” I was surprised he never seemed violent or anything. “ but why she is your mother you can’t do that.” “ I hate her and if she is hurting you in anyway then she deserves it.” I watch him move the way his whole body tensed up after that conversation he was going to fight for me. We get gear at his house and go to my house. We knock on the door and momster opens it she gasps “how did you get out of your room and you're filthy? And you is this young man hello i'm hagatha Cindy’s Step mom.” “ hi I'm Ethan your son.” she looks closer and something clicks in her brain she gasps and tries to hug him but he pulls away. She gets a stern face but with a very creepy smile. “ so I guess you told him everything so he doesn’t love me anymore.” “ I never loved you anyway you hated me you blamed me for your death and you are hurting Cindy.” she laughed “ so you actually care for this bag of bones.” he looked at me and gave me a look that says I am perfect just the way I am. “ so why are you here and dressed like that?” we got our weapons out and pointed them at her. She laughed again “ you think you can stop me with a couple of little toy weapons.” she was bending over laughing now so I took the opportunity to kick her and she fell over we shot at her and she turned into her evil self. We kept shooting she started saying something then suddenly she grew into a big fat fire breathing dragon the house was shattered into pieces. We stood back and I fired but Ethan was now saying something and motioning toward our weapons. I fired and a big purple goo came out it struck her on her leg. Her leg started to burn I looked at Ethan and he shrugged “ She taught me a few spells
I looked back at Hagatha and shot I got her right in the mouth she started to shrink back and she couldn’t breathe anymore. “ yes we won” I hugged him “ now that she is dead you're dad isn’t under a curse and you aren’t either.” I frowned There was something my mom told me about magic when you are cursed by more than one or two people both of them have to die completely for the curse to be gone so the curse isn’t completely gone. “ no I am still cursed my mom and hagatha cursed me so both of them have to die completely for it to be gone.” he started to smile “ what are you smiling about?” “ well you know how hagatha cursed me well my dad does magic too and they sometimes did spells together so one day my mom was learning about the skeletal system and she wanted to practice turning people into skeletons and I was there dummy so I am also a skeleton. I looked at him and ran into his arms. We kissed we turned into skeletons in the middle of the kiss. It was magical.