This Halloween Mr P had finished all the sweets he had bought. He did not need any kids to scare him. He was already scared of the ghost who was haunting his bedroom since he moved in there. Mr P could not sleep because of the ghost. Every time Mr P moved in his bed, the ghost would tap on the window and send him curling to form a shaking, shivering ball under his blanket…… Strangely the ghost hesitated in coming out of his bedroom and he heard the knocks only from the bedroom window, especially when he turned out the lights and lay down in his bed.Things got so bad that Mr P sought out all sorts of excuses for sleeping on the couch in the living room, or prolonging the time he stayed out of his bedroom.
On this particular night, after having finished all the sweets watching the scary Halloween special movies, Mr P had finally gathered up some courage to go to bed and had brushed his teeth. He had spread his washed towel on the clothes stand by his bed and was wiping his hands on it when the knocking started. Mr P screamed and ran out of the room. He was shivering, crouched on the sofa in the living room when he heard another knock and screamed again before realizing that the latest knock was coming from the front door. He went and opened the door and saw his friend and neighbour who had come to investigate the screams. Through chattering teeth, a trembling Mr P told his friend Chris about the ghost and Chris agreed to check it out. They walked into the bedroom. There was no sign of the ghost anywhere and there was no knocking sound when both of them stood still in the room and waited, holding their breaths.
Then Mr P suggested that the ghost could be waiting for him to get into his bed before it started knocking. Chris asked him to get into his bed to stir the ghost up and Mr P obliged. As soon as Mr P climbed into his bed, they heard a knocking sound coming from the window. Every time he moved in his bed the ghost did not seem to like it and kept knocking on the window. While Mr P shivered and slid under his blanket, Chris moved close to the window to catch the ghost in the act of knocking. And he did! It was the coat rack!
The coat rack that Mr P had inherited from his grandfather and kept next to his bed was touching the bed. It was wobbly and it moved every time there was the slightest movement on the bed and a part of the other end of the stand knocked on the window bar! No wonder there were loud knocks at night that woke Mr P up from his dreams of playing soccer. Bear in mind, Mr P kicks around a lot with his legs when he is sleeping. Anyway, the long and short of it is that Mr P was very glad HE had knocked off the knocking ghost!
Linking this with an earlier post in response to the Dailyprompt Trick or Trick