Graveyard Ghoul Gala
One Halloween night Morty the bear visited the bear graveyard.
Crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch was the sole sound in the quiet graveyard when Morty tip toed from one grave to the next. He read every headstone aloud for no one to hear…
“Here lies Bertie Bear. By the time he died he had no hair.” Morty read.
“Bronson Bear lies down under, the last thing he heard was a clap of thunder.”
“Poor ol’ Lady Bear Bea, she fell to her death from a pine tree.” Morty whispered and gasped.
Little did Morty know, he was not alone. Three ghouls snuck up behind him, and tapped his furry shoulder…
“Yikes!” Cried Morty. He was so frightened he could only stand, shake and stare at the ghostly ghouls. All three ghouls were bears, but they were clearly dead.
“Hi, I’m Bertie.” The first ghoul was a bear with no hair. He wore an old dusty top hat, and white gloves with several missing fingers. Though his eyes were missing, somehow he could see Morty when he grabbed one of Morty’s paws for a bubbly handshake.
“Hey dude, I’m Bronson.” The second ghoul was a black bear. His fur was wild and wiry and stood up on end in all directions. He wore a groovy rainbow headband and sparkly sunglasses, and he held a purple electric guitar.
“Good evening, I’m Bea.” The third ghoul was a bear skeleton. She wore a floppy straw hat with a big band of yellow daisies, and she licked honey from a bee hive she held with her boney paw. She was partially covered in layers of grey linen cloth, to cover her boney body.
“Would you like to join our Graveyard Ghoul Gala?” Invited Bea.
“Wa wa what’s that?” Morty squeaked, still shaking.
“It’s the grooviest party of the year, dude!” Exclaimed Bronson. “Every Halloween we ghouls rise from our graves and rock and roll all night long. There’s music, dancing and plenty of honey.”
“Yea, you only need to be dead to attend!” Bertie blurted.
“But I’m n-n-n-not dead.” Morty whimpered.
The three bear ghouls looked timidly at each other, then looked back at Morty. They all seemed to be thinking the same thing. Bea removed her grey linen cloths, and offered them to Morty. “Here you go dear. Just wrap these linen cloths around your body and you’ll look dead like us.”
“And you might want to limp and groan a little, dude. Just to be safe.” Bronson added.
Suddenly Morty heard music in the distance. It definitely sounded like a party. Should I join these ghostly ghouls? Is it safe? Are they going to eat me? Dozens of questions danced around in Morty’s head.
While Morty stood and pondered, Bertie grabbed the linen cloths and wrapped them around Morty’s head. “There, ya see? Good as dead.”
Suddenly Morty’s feet were not touching the ground. Dozens of headstones floated and swirled around him in a spinning circle, and the damp night breeze blew through his fur. He closed his eyes, and all he could hear was the song, Dead Man’s Party by Oingo Boingo. “It’s a dead man’s party, who could ask for more? Everybody’s comin’, leave your body at the door. Leave your body and soul at the door.”
When Morty opened his eyes he was in the middle of a grand gala. He stood on a dance floor made from all the headstones in the graveyard. Dozens of bear ghouls danced around him. The music was blaring, “Goin’ to a party where no one’s still alive…” Bronson was strumming his purple electric guitar with the band, and the entire area was dimly lit with bee hive lanterns. Occasionally a bear ghoul held a cup under a bee hive to catch dripping honey.
Before he could help himself, Morty began to dance.
Soon Morty was joined by his new bear ghoul friends, Bertie and Bea. As promised they rocked and rolled the night away, and drank honey to their heart’s content. “This is the most fun I’ve ever had!” Morty exclaimed. “And it beats the heck out of trick-or-treating!”
But when midnight struck, every single bear ghoul returned to his grave. The music stopped, the bee hives disappeared, and the dance floor made of headstones was gone.
Morty stood in the middle of the graveyard, bewildered. He was back where he started, in front of Bertie’s, Bronson’s and Bea’s headstones. Was the Graveyard Ghoul Gala just a dream? He thought. Then he noticed a new headstone.
Again, Morty read aloud for no one to hear…
“Here lies Morty, he did not know he was dead. ‘Til we wrapped grey linens around his head. Now he joins our gala each Halloween night. Dressed up as a mummy, he’s a scary sight!”
As Morty floated into his grave along with all the other bear ghouls, he heard Bertie, Bronson and Bea chant cheerfully together, “Happy Halloween, Morty the Mummy!”
©Copyright Bonbon Bears 2018
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