Kropsy's Curse

Kropsy's Curse

by Kelli A. Wilkins

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Kropsy's Curse by Kelli A. Wilkins

Kropsy’s Curse

(A Halloween short)

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

Although Kyle is skeptical and would rather be home eating candy and watching horror movies, he reluctantly goes along with Jerry’s plan. He doesn’t believe Ouija boards work—until this one starts spelling out a message…

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

Product Details

BN ID: 2940153374413
Publisher: Kelli A. Wilkins
Publication date: 06/07/2017
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 116 KB

About the Author

Kelli A. Wilkins is an award-winning romance and horror author who has published more than 95 short stories, 19 romance novels, and 5 non-fiction books.

Her romances span many genres and heat levels and yet she’s also been known to scare readers with a spooky story. Don't miss her horror ebooks, Kropsy’s Curse and Dead Til Dawn.

Her writing book, You Can Write—Really! A Beginner’s Guide to Writing Fiction is a fun and informative non-fiction guide based on her 15 years of experience as a writer. It's packed with writing exercises and helpful tips all authors can use.

Kelli posts on her Facebook author page: and Twitter: She also writes a weekly blog:

Visit her website, to learn more about all of her writings, read excerpts, reviews, and more.

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Read an Excerpt

"Where is it?" Kyle whispered.

"Over there." Jerry pointed with his small flashlight. "Why are you whispering? It's just a graveyard. Ain't nobody here." Jerry laughed. "Come on." He shifted the nylon bag he carried from one hand to the other. "Hurry up! It's almost midnight."

Kyle's sneakers slipped on the dewy grass as he followed Jerry down the last hill in the cemetery. The moon appeared as a slit in the night sky. Dark clouds occasionally floated out of its way, and a sliver of pale yellow mixed with the blue-black night.

Kyle watched Jerry walk off into the graveyard. He wanted to call out to him, tell him that this plan was ridiculous, it would never work, and they shouldn't have snuck out and come here. On Halloween night they ought to stay home, watch monster movies, and eat candy, not creep around in a secluded graveyard and try to talk to a dead man. One of the older kids at school, probably Blair, had given Jerry the idea to go out to Kropsy's grave at midnight on Halloween.

Kyle ignored the sick feeling of dread in his stomach and followed Jerry through the shadowy darkness. Maybe Jerry knew what he was doing. After all, he was thirteen, and two years older. This was only supposed to be a game to see what happened.

A field of headstones stretched before them. The white marble markers, old and worn, were sunk into the ground and leaning in different directions. Kyle knew they had to be in this section, the neglected part of the cemetery, for tonight's purpose.

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