Sunday, June 21, 2009

Things That Go Bump in the Night

Simona: I hope it's not too uncomfortable, sleeping out here on the couch, Prudence.

Prudence: No, it's just fine, Miss Simona.

Simona: Well, soon enough we'll have the bunk beds finished and then you can move in with the other girls, in the main room.

Prudence: Oh... um... thank you.

Simona: Is everything okay with the other girls? Are they treating you all right?

Prudence: Yes, yes m'am. Everything is fine.

Simona: Okay, then I'll let you get some sleep. Maybe you'll feel up to playing with them tomorrow, if you get some rest.

Prudence: Yes M'am.

Simona: I'll leave the lamp on for you, all right?

Prudence: Yes please. Thank you.

Simona: Good night, Prudence. Sweet dreams.

Prudence: Good night, Miss Simona.

Prudence: (settling in)

Prudence: *deep sigh*


Prudence: *gasp*

(THUMP THUMP... whisper)

Prudence: *whispering* Oh!

Prudence: *whispering* You'd better come out.

Prudence: *whispering* It'll be safer for you out here, MacFie, if it is a ghost. Maybe it's Margot. She was always a nice ghost.


Prudence: *whispering* Shhh, don't say anything. It's coming closer. It'll be okay.


Prudence: *whispering* I promise it'll be okay, MacFie. It's probably just a nice ghost who wants to talk to us and... it'll be okay. I promise. Don't be scared, okay?

(THUMP... giggle)

Prudence: OH! Lenore!

Lenore: Shhhh. You'll wake up Miss Simona, if Calla didn't already. I swear you stomp even in socks.

Calla: *whispering* Hi, Prudence!

Prudence: Uh... hi?

Lenore: I hope you don't mind, we thought we'd sleep in here tonight, if it's okay with you. Louisa is a terrible snorer on the best days, and tonight she's EXTRA awful.

Prudence: Uh... sure... um.

Calla: Look, Higgins likes you!

Prudence: You really WANT to sleep on the floor?

Lenore: You haven't heard Louisa snore.

Calla: Nah, this is great. It's like being at camp. Only without ghost stories.

Prudence: Uh.... I know a ghost story... would you like to hear it?

Lenore & Calla: YEAH!!!

Prudence: Okay... I'll tell you a ghost story that was told to me BY a ghost.

Lenore & Calla: Ooooooooh.