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It was a dark and stormy night.
Outside, the wind was __________ (animal noise). Inside, the __________ (household appliance) was/were turning off and on. __________ (Person’s name) was __________ (verb).
Suddenly, a __________ (adjective) knock came at the door.
I peered outside and saw it: the __________ (adjective) __________ (creature). I was __________ (feeling)!
“Come quick!” I yelled to __________ (the same person’s name). “What will we do with this __________ (adjective) creature!?”
“Invite it inside,” they said, with a(n) __________ (adjective) look in their eye. “Maybe it’s hungry.”
Inside?! I could hardly believe my __________ (body part). I took a deep breath, trying not to start __________ (verb), and unlocked the door.
The creature took one look at me and started __________ (animal noise). Lightning cracked behind it, and the wind pushed the creature inside. I was so __________ (feeling), I wanted to hide behind the __________ (household appliance).
But the creature walked right past me and into the kitchen. It grabbed some __________ (food), turned around and marched back out into the stormy night.
“Told ya,” __________ (person’s name) said. “I get __________(adjective) when I’m hungry, too.”
Animal noise: meowing, howling, quacking, growling
Household appliance: lamp, microwave, boombox, toilet
Person’s name: Your teacher, your best friend, Daniel Tiger, Spider-man
Verb: Crying, break dancing, screaming, fishing, running, dancing
Adjective: Nasty, loud, scary, urgent, lazy, adorable, devilish
Creature: Werewolf, witch, puppy, peacock
Feeling: Disgusted, ecstatic, terrified, confused, miserable
Body part: Ears, toenails, eyebrows, armpits
Food: Halloween candy, tomato soup, sardines, tofu