Bored Teenage Boys

“Come on,” Jack pleaded, “it will be fun.”

“I don’t want to get dressed up as ghosts and go to the graveyard and run around like crazy kids disturbing the dead who are trying to rest in peace,” Brian said. “It’s a lot of rigmarole to go through, and we may get caught.”

“Oh don’t be such a wuss, Brian,” Jack said. “It will be an adventure. And allow me to impart upon you the fact, in case you don’t know it, that everyone buried in that cemetery is dead. Our presence there will have no effect on any of them.”

“Yeah,” Brian said. “You don’t know for sure that those bodies buried there won’t be disturbed. My Dad said we each have a soul that lives on after we die. And don’t you think two thirteen year old boys dressed like ghosts running wild in a graveyard at midnight won’t be conspicuous?”

“Fine,” Jack said. “Let’s go skinny dipping at the old quarry, then.”

“I think you’ve been reading too many Hardy Boys books, Jack,” Brian said as he hopped on his bike and rode home.


Written for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (graveyard), Ragtag Daily Prompt (rigmarole), Word of the Day Challenge (adventure), Your Daily Word Prompt (impart), MMA Storytime (soul), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (conspicuous). Photo credit: National Museum of Funeral History

4 thoughts on “Bored Teenage Boys

  1. Alice DeForest June 6, 2021 / 6:52 pm

    Teenagers seem to have a fascination with graveyards, especially at night

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  2. Sadje June 6, 2021 / 8:06 pm

    I think Brian made a wise choice

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  3. leigha66 June 15, 2021 / 6:36 pm

    I never really understood the fascination with “haunting” graveyards at night. Good story though.

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