EMILY...by b. Malin

Hi, this is Me, Emily.  Photo by, Stephan
Hi, this is Me, Emily. Photo by, Stephan
This is my Sister, Sammy.  Photo by Stephan
This is my Sister, Sammy. Photo by Stephan

WE ARE FAMILY...

Yes, we are Family, my little "Ghost" Sister and Me. We live with b. Malin & LOVER MAN. I am 10, and, my name is E-M-I-L-Y. My Sister is almost 5... Her name is SAMMY. I think she is a girl, but sometimes I wonder...I mean just look at HER, with those skinny little legs, and doesn't she look like she's wearing a Bow Tie? A PURPLE one at that. If I didn't know better, I'd think she was a COPY CAT! I'm wearing PURPLE SHOES, she's wearing PURPLE SHOES...And with that Purple Hat of hers..and that see through Fabric...She looks like a JERK! I know, I know, I'm NOT suppose to say that.

Now look at Me. I'm wearing a "Clean White Sheet". Which in spite of being kept in the Garage, in a big Plastic Box, 11 months out of the year, I've managed to keep it looking like new. I've got to admit, with my Velvet Black Bow on top of my head, and my Green Felt Spider Woman Handbag, and my Purple Shoes, and my Black Sequined Tights. I'm a regular Fashion Plate. On Halloween Night, Sammy and ! get to stand near the Front Door while "Mother b." or "Lover Man Dad" hands out candy from a BIG bowl. Everyone thinks I'm real. REAL, what's that supposed to mean? My Parents just laugh, and say No. I'll tell you a Funny Story, then you can decide...

Last week, the Fan in the "Little Den" stopped working. Dad, said, "I think it needs a new Remote"...Mom said, "You're probably right". And so they went to Home Depot to buy a new one. The Electrician came the next day and installed the new Remote. Now comes the weekend. Mom gets up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night and sees a Light in the hallway. She checks to see where it is coming from. It's coming from the Den where the new Remote was installed. She's tired so she just turns off the light and goes back to bed. She tells Dad in the morning...and then it is forgotten.

The next day, they come home from seeing a Movie, and guess what? The Fan Light is once again lit up. Dad, goes, "What the heck is going on"?. Sammy & I giggle softly from our spot near the Living room door. And once again the Electrician is called. He came today...and assured Dad it is Fixed, "Must have been some outside Interference" he says. "We should have no more problems", Dad replies. "That's right", the Electrician says as he walks towards where Sammy and I are standing. "Not unless you have Ghosts" the man chuckles. As he looks at us. Mom & Dad laugh too. "Boy, that little Girl Ghost sure looks real" he says has he opens the door. Mom & Dad, both laugh together, as Dad says, "Yeah, that's what Everyone thinks when they see her". The front door closes, and Mom and Dad leave the room, as Sammy & I Laugh softly once more.


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ

Cute, and I am giggling. whoooooo-oooooo-oooooo


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

This was cute! :)


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

b,

while halloween is almost there

soon ghosts and goblins will fill the air

spooky things that go

bunp in the night

giving you a terrible fright.!

Hand out candy if you dare..

but they will surely

make you stare....

if you do... watch out for

Emily and Sammie

at your door.

happy Halloween b, malin .

Love

Michael


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

I was smiling through the whole hub! Very clever, Barbara! Only you could do a whole hub on two decorations. Great job! That Emily is not to be trusted!


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Such originality! To write the hub from the holiday decorations point of view.

Great job.


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you so much for this. I have my pumpkins out as beacons to bring Halloween back to my neighborhood.


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

What an imagination! Loved it, very entertaining and makes me want to do "something". Whether I do or not, thanks for the inspiration. ^


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

Funny hub. Enjoyed reading it. Voted uP!


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btrbell 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

so adorable! I really enjoyed this story! Thank you for the treat! No pun intended!


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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

This is so sweet! Enjoyed it, very genuine :) ...... Thanks for sharing!


Perspycacious 4 years ago

Spooky! Coming to answer the door in costume lets us share in the delights so spooky.

Nicely done.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

b.malin I found myself smiling and I couldn't contain a giggle here and there


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

Lol..your girls sound more like little goblins than ghosts..

adorable, absolutely adorable - and i LOVE how you tell it from your daughter's perspective...

ps..she does look very chic with her bow and spidey purse!

(still smiling, thanks dear..)


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d.william 4 years ago from Somewhere in the south

What a cute story. I loved it. Great job.


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Such a cute story! Your little E-M-I-L-Y and SAMMY are up to all kinds of tricks, aren't they! Haha! Up and funny votes.


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Ryem 4 years ago from Maryland

This is the most adorable story. I'm so glad I read this!


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mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Now that's the Halloween spirit, or is it spirits. Smiling as usual.


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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Very charming, an enjoyable read to put me in the mood for Halloween. My best to you.


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Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

How adorable Emily and Sammy look, Barbara! I loved this adorable hub; just in time for ghosts and “boos” and things that go bump in the night. Thank you!


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breakfastpop 4 years ago

Kids, you gotta luv em!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Becky,

Well a Giggle is Good. I'm so Glad you Enjoyed my little Halloween Treat!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Susan,

Thank You. My Contribution for Halloween! And a Non-Fattening one!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Michael,

How very Sweet and Cute. I'll read it to E-m-i-l-y and Sammy. And YES, they will be by the front door with us handing out Treats...That is, IF THEY BEHAVE, until then. LOL.


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Bill,

Thank You. Yes, I looked at them the other day, and thought, there's my next Hub...and when the Fan Light started UP, I knew I had a Finish for it as well. And Emily...well who's to say she didn't do it!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Shiningirl,

Thank you. I use a lot of my Decorations this way...I see a Hub Story, all around the house, just waiting to be told.


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Mhatter,

Sounds like a Good Idea...In my Neighbor, we get quite a crowd of Kids, I think the parents just drop them off...Of course a lot come around with the "little kids" and you wonder who really EATS all the Candy!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Jackie,

I hope you do, so glad I could be an Inspiration, and that you Enjoyed my little Halloween Treat. Now you Go Girl...and Write!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Moonlake, I try, so I'm glad you found my Hub Funny. Thanks for Enjoying and of course, your Vote.


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi btrbell,

Thank You. I like your Pun...for I did intend for this Hub to be a "Treat"...non Fatting too!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi LaThing,

Thank You. It's an Original that's for sure...So I'm Glad you Enjoyed!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Perspy,

Yes, Sammy & Emily will be at the door on Halloween night, the kids get a kick out of them...I've had Emily for 10 Halloweens, so they look forward to seeing her. Thanks for Enjoying.


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Frank,

Well that does make me Happy, and I let Sammy & Emily know. They don't know, we're onto them...


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi ImKarn,

Could be they are a little of Both! Yes, Emily is quite the Fashion Plate, but I don't like that she makes fun of Sammy. Keep on Smiling, Girlfriend.


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi d. Williams,

I'm so Glad you Enjoyed my Little Halloween Treat! Thank you.


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Peggy,

Thank You. Oh they are 2 little Tricksters...but we are onto them, so they'd better behave, or NO Halloween for them! Thanks so much for Laughing, and of course your Votes!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Ryem,

Thank You. I'm so glad you stopped by to Comment. I'll be by to visit your Hubs too.


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Mckb.

Either way, I'm so Glad you Enjoyed! Loved your Comments.


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Tobusiness,

I'm so Glad my little girl "Ghosts" put you in the Halloween Spirit! My Best right back to you!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Genna,

Sammy & Emily are quite the pair...Wonder if they are Plotting anything else for us...with Halloween just around the corner. I'm so Glad you Enjoyed. Thanks for your Fun Comments as well.


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Breakfastpops,

You do, you do, Especially when they want to HAUNT you!


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Emily - you are a cute, smart little ghost but see what you can do about putting some meat on the bones of your little sister, Sammy. She looks like a stiff wind could blow her away. And say hello while you're at it to clever B. and her Lover Man.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Emily and Sammy are adorable. I bet they get more treats than the kids..Fun Story..


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Delightful story and much enjoyed. Thanks for sharing Emily and Sammy make wonderful little ghosts.


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Great hub, what a clever way to write this hub !

Vote up and more !!!


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

What creativity! I wonder if it was Emily or Sammy turning on the switch? A nice light-hearted Halloween romp. Thank you for the smile!

Voted up, funny, and interesting.


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Drbj,

You think I'll be taken away for "Ghost Abuse"? Sammy is Thin, but she does eat, ask Emily...Right Emily? Oh, come on now Emily, you know Sammy gets Fed! Now look what you started, Drbj. Only Kidding! We all Loved your Comments.


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Ruby, Thank You.

You know the other day I started to put "Treats" in the BIG bowl and the next day, when I looked some of them were gone...Do you Suppose....


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Gypsy,

Thank You. They really are Good Little Ghost Girls...Most of the TIME!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Kashmir,

Thank You. It really was Fun to let my Imagination run wild...Thanks for Enjoying, and of course your Vote!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Tillsontitan,

Personally, I think it was Emily, Sammy is the quiet one...but then again, you Never know. Thanks for your Fun Comments, and I glad I could make you Smile. Also, Thank You, for your Votes, always appreciated.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

This is such a cute Hub! I enjoyed it a lot. Great costumes. I voted this Hub UP, etc.


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AliciaC 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

This is a fun story, b. Malin, and suits the season very well! I hope that Emily and Sammy enjoy this year's Halloween celebration.


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

b. Malin... You sure do make Halloween BOOtiful!

Very sweet... Voted UP & FAB. Hugs, mar


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Mary,

Thank You...and Sammy & Emily Thank You as well, for Enjoying their Hub, Emily's first Hub Write...and of course your Votes!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Alicia,

Emily had Fun Writing her First Hub...Will I ever get my "Mac" back? They both can't wait for Halloween Night, greeting all the kids, and giving out Treats!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Mar,

Loved your Comments! Thank Yooou for your Votes as Well. Hugs back to you Girlfriend too!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Lol! what a great story! I expect Emily and Sammy creep around the house at night! I remember going into Asda, a large store in the next town, and they always have a man sized manniquin dressed up like lurch from the adams family, it scares people to death when he turns around and says, 'Do you want some of my rats for dinner'? then turns around and leans down to give them the plate with the rats on! haha! so funny, I have seen people run out the store in shock! loved your story, nell


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

What a great Halloween tale, I love the way you used the POV of EMILY and SAMMY to craft this great story. It has such a great premise and brings a wide smile to the reader. It certainly did to me. voted up!


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

b. Malin, your creativity knows no bound. I loved this interesting narrative.

Have a great weekend.


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Nell,

Thank You. We do think they Creep around the House at Night...Your Comments are Fun to read. Loved the Story on "Lurch". Home Depot, as some Interesting SCARY Halloween Characters, something for Everyone.


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Docmo,

Thank You. When I looked at Emily & Sammy, I knew they'd make a Fun Halloween Tale. I'm so Glad you Enjoyed and of course, Thank You for your Vote, it means a lot.


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Vinaya,

Thank You. How nice of you to say. Now I'm Smiling in Appreciation. And dear Friend, you Have a GREAT Weekend too!


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi b. Malin

I am laughing along with Sammy and Emily.

Voted up across the board.

Take care :)


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

Aw, such a cute and funny Halloween ghost story.

Sounds like the biggest treat kids get at your place is the greeting they get from Emily and Sammy! LOL

Voted up across the board.

Hub Hugs,

Gail


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BobbiRant 4 years ago from New York

This is so sweet and that little ghost is so adorable. I'm glad you wrote this, it is such a happy hub to read. Wonderful!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Sueswan,

Thank You. Sammy & Emily are quite the pair, and lots of Fun to Hub about. And, Thank You SO much for the Votes, always appreciated.


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Gail,

I Try, I try. Emily and Sammy stand next to us when we give out the Candy. There are always questions, especially about Emily, like, "Is she Real"?...Of course that drives Emily NUTS!.

Thanks for Enjoying and of course your Votes which are so Special.

Hub Hugs back to you Gail.


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Bobbi,

Thank You. I was striving for Something UP and Fun...So I'm so Glad my Little Hub was Enjoyed. Thanks for the Wonderful Comments.


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Loved this cute story, seems like Sammy and Emily are making the most of the short time they have out of the garage. Thanks for the giggles.


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States

I love Halloween ghost stories! Emily is really cute and I love her shoes!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Rosemay,

Thank You. They are quite the pair of little Ghosts...And now they can't wait for Halloween and all the Cute "Tricker, Treaters". So Glad I was able to bring out a GIGGLE or two in you!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Dexter,

Yea, Halloween is Fun. I'll let Emily know you Love her Purple Shoes. Sammy is also wearing Purple shoes. But as Emily says, "NOT as nice as mine"!


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Monis Mas 3 years ago

This was really fun! I had a great time, thanks b.Malin!


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b. Malin 3 years ago Author

Hi Monis Mas,

Thanks for stopping by and Commenting...I'm so Glad you Enjoyed the read! I'll have to stop by your Hubs now too.

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