an entry in OLA Scary Story Contest 2000

The Bloody Mouth
by Alice Jean, age seven

Once upon a time there was a girl named Alex. One day she was running home from school and heard a strange sound. She did not know what to do. A Witch was standing in front of her. This was a very mean and scary Witch. She had on dark black clothes. The Witch had made some poison. She made Alex drink it. When Alex got up her mouth was full of blood. It was very very cold and red. As Alex ran home she kept seeing the Witch and her mouth kept bleeding. By now blood was running down her body. Even her clothes were bloody. She saw her Mom and Dad and ran towards them. She was scared. Her parents helped clean the blood and put her to bed. The next morning her mouth was still bloody so Alex started running as fast as she could. She did not see the Witch and suddenly she felt very tired. She laid down and was soon fast asleep. When she awoke she did not have any blood in her mouth. It had all been a dream.