Cara woke up with a surprise. She thought she heard something but it was probably a dream, so she went back to sleep. The next morning her parents had bad news.
"Honey, sit down please," her dad said.
"OK." She brought a chair and sat down.
"We're moving," he said.
"What!!" Cara said. "But I don't want to go," she wailed.
"I'm sorry," her mom said. "Now it's time you pack your things and get dressed. The movers will be here any minute."
Cara sighed. She decided to call her friends Angelina and Jenny.
"Really," Jenny and Angelina said at the same time when she told them the news.
"Yeah, Mom says were moving into a place called Elm Street I think."
"Huh!" they said together. "Don't go there. I'm warning you. Bye."
"No reception," Cara said. "Oh well. I'd better start packing."
"Mom, are you sure this place is safe?" Cara said a little while later when they had reached their new house.
"Of course it's safe," she said with a wicked smile. Of course Cara was scared now. "Let's unpack."
"Okay," Cara said when she stepped into the house. "Phew, I'm so tired." Then she heard a noise coming from the basement.
"Mom, what's that noise?"
"Well, go check it out."
She did and found out that her mom, dad, and friends tricked her by putting a scary ghost costume on her dad. They scared her nearly to death. But they said they were sorry and went outside to order pizza.