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Skeleton Lady

written by: Mary Bone



When I was a young girl, my friends and I went trick or treating on Halloween. An old woman lived alone about three blocks from us. Every year she put a human skeleton up in her living room. The skeleton looked real to us. "The Skeleton Lady", as we called her, had her house decorated and there were real cobwebs on her front porch. I can still remember her toothless grin and the rickety old house she lived in. After getting our pants almost scared off, we went back home. This happened every year until the Skeleton Lady passed away. The house is long gone. To this day, my friends and I still wonder whose skeleton was hanging up in her house.


This is based on a true story. This old lady would have made a great actress. She always gave us great treats.

Mary Bone

Mary Bone

Mary Bone has written two books of poetry. Her recent poetry and short stories can be found at Spillwords, Literary Yard, Best Poetry website and in an upcoming issue of Creative Expressions. Mary has been writing short stories and poetry since the age of twelve.
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