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Dracula vs. Grampa at the Monster Truck Spectacular
By Kirk Scroggs
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A Preview of Wiley & Grampa #2: Grampa's Zombie BBQ
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It Takes Guts!
Ladies and gentlemen, boys, girls, dogs, and upper marsupials… the story I'm about to tell you is so frightening that I can't recommend it to the faint of heart, pregnant mothers, children under 46" tall, or the easily spooked. If you're scared of bats, rats, or old hippies, then this tale is definitely not for you.
So turn the page if you think you've got the guts. Otherwise, BEWARE! Children, grab your mammas! Elderly, take your heart medication! Prepare yourselves for the ultimate in raw terror….
Don't get scared yet! That's not a monster. It's just Grampa. And that goop in his hand? Those aren't the brains of some poor kid….
Those are pumpkin guts. You see, it was Halloween night and Grampa was having his annual jack-o'-lantern carving contest. That's me, Wiley, next to Grampa and over there, that's Merle the cat torturing a june bug.
"WILEY, MY BOY!" said Grampa, pausing to put on a record. "The secret to an expertly carved pumpkin is to set the proper atmosphere. For tonight's listening pleasure I have selected "The Sound of Mucus" followed by "Old MacDonald Had One Arm and Ninety-nine Buckets of Blood on the Wall."
"Two of my favorites!" I replied.
Alas, it was my turn to gut the next victim.
"YUCK!" I grimaced as the stringy orange goop squished between my fingers.
"Kinda looks like one of your Gramma's casseroles, huh?" Grampa joked.
"I HEARD THAT!" yelled Gramma from the kitchen. "There'll be no Halloween snack treats for you if you keep that up!"
Gramma's casseroles may taste like pumpkin innards, but her Halloween snack treats are par excellence (that's French for "pretty darn good"). My favorite is her Screaming Skull popcorn balls with marshmallow brains inside.
At the awards ceremony, my one-eyed pirate was a hit, and Merle the cat presented a simple yet effective piece. Of course, we were no match for Grampa, whose carving of a Mediterranean village clutched first prize—not surprising since he was also the only judge!
"I call it Pompeii Before the Eruption," bragged Grampa.
"Show off," I muttered.
Just Kickin' It
Next on the agenda was some serious rest and relaxation. Grampa and I kicked back, turned on the tube, and snacked on some black cherry soda and Pork Cracklins (that's deep-fried pig skin in layman's terms).
"OLD MAN!" yelled Gramma from the kitchen. "You better not get any pork crumbs on my new chair!"
"IT'S ALL RIGHT, GRANNY!" Grampa replied. "Merle's licking them off the upholstery!"
"SHHHHHH!" I shushed. "The All-Night Mega Monster Scare-a-thon is about to begin!"
"Good evening, kiddos! I'm Claud Bones, your horrible horror host! On tonight's menu we have three tasty tales of terror:
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- 112 pages
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