So, that Grim Reaper Scarecrow guy was real, Eric thought. He decided to check out that old shed the girls were talking about. He didn’t want to go alone, but he didn’t want to admit to Mike that he had been terrorized by that creepy guy for years.
Eric told his mother what he had learned about the creepy scarecrow guy and that he was going to go check out the shed and see what he could see . . . and maybe talk with the guy . . .
This was something Eric’s mom knew he had to do on his own . . . but she could be concerned . . .
Well, as it turned out, that creepy scarecrow guy had worked for the local newspaper, but was burned quite badly in a fire — he wore a protective scarf to cover the scars on his face. He did odd jobs — and some newspaper work, but not like before. He kept to himself mostly because of the way he looked . . . He lived in the old abandoned shed.
Although this was a creepy real ghost story . . . There was also a logical explanation as to what Eric had seen. And how he was right that the fellow he saw was real . . . And quite sad that his injuries changed his life so dramatically . . .
Eric was pleased he decided not to be afraid of this fellow — that he meant no harm to Eric nor his family — that he was there to protect him . . . Yet it didn’t prepare Eric for the truth he learned about him. Too bad the man didn’t have any friends or family — or perhaps he preferred to be alone. He didn’t want to see in their eyes how sad they were for him. And what others thought . . . without knowing the truth.
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