In the middle, I instructed that they write Halloween Story. I then explained that they weren't to write the story, but to just come up with a slew of ideas from which to choose. They loved this activity and kept busy for quite some time.
Later that day, I had a chance to look at their work. The sweet girl wrote pumpkins, candle, trick-or-treat, candy, ghost, sheet, holes, witch, pointy hat, black cat and scarecrow.
Then, I picked up the boy's work: ax, blood, haunted house, werewolf, demons, massacre, poison, dead zombies, scream and the like.
He does not belong to me. He must belong to his father.
I will not be reading his final work.