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The Nightmare Express

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 5, 6, 7, 8
Page count: 21
Categories: Halloween, Scary

Author

Daniel
Palmer

Appeared in

Scream and Scream Again!

Story Summary

Nick's mom is a stickler for punctuality - "Early is on time, and on time is late." Nick figures it's just a quirk until he misses his school train by 5 minutes and ends up on an unscheduled train just leaving the station - filled with zombies. What Nick thought a quirk is really a family curse and it will take some fast thinking for Nick to escape an eternal ride.