Even scarier than the first story

It was Halloween night, and while most high schoolers were fighting against adults who thought that they were too old to get candy, Irene, Stuart, Mara, and Pearl were at the Harrison Creek Cemetery.

Or rather, they were at the grave of Tanya Shinnok.

As we all remember, Tanya had been their best friend. She was kidnapped and murdered over the past summer; her body was found at the famed Green Hill Manor. Since her funeral, the city was plagued by not only her ghost, but the ghosts of other dead children that the city had failed to rescue.

The kids screamed in horror as Tanya’s ghost appeared before them. “Tanya?” Stuart hesitated to say.

“In a manner of speaking,” said Tanya.

“But you’re dead,” said Mara as she stared at the ghost. “Why are you still here?”

“Because I still have some unfinished business here, business that needs to be resolved,” said Tanya.

“What unfinished business?” said Irene. “What are you talking about?”

“Susanna Brezetta,” said Tanya as the kids stared at her. “I know she killed me. But not to worry, because I’m going to haunt her until she reveals the truth about my death to the city.”

How to break a rumor, part 1

“Let’s break some bad rumors!” Stuart said as the kids met at the clubhouse. They had suffered too long; the fact that they were the center of some rumors about a missing girl named Tanya Shinnok was enough to make them want to take revenge for their suffering.

“And how are we going to do that?” said Irene. “We don’t even know who’s spreading the rumors about us.”

“I think I may have a clue as to who’s doing that,” said Mara as she switched on her computer.

The trio gasped as they stared at several websites that pointed to rumors about them and Tanya. Those rumors ranged from the kids joining secret doomsday cults to them helping Tanya escape from an arranged marriage. Most of these stories seemed to be written by people who worked for the tabloids.

“Whoever’s doing this is going to pay,” Stuart said in anger.