By The Lunchbox Ghost
Staff Out-To-Lunch Writer
BLACK LAGOON — A bed sheet ghost out haunting last night in the Stench Quarter was caught in a red sheet, not a white one, and the ghost said it was his right to choose.
According to recent studies, more and more bed sheet ghosts are opting for alternatives these days.
“Some bed sheet ghosts are haunting in plaid sheets,” said a representative of the GWDT (Ghosts With Different Tastes) community. “And there’s nothing wrong with bed sheet ghosts of color. They scare with the best of them.”
The Red Sheet Ghost told reporters that he feels more like himself in red.
“White is so bland,” Red said. “I feel like I’m pretending to be something else when I’m scaring in white. The fact that some ghosts are criticizing me for being red is so dephantomizing.”
Red recently sat down with a white sheet ghost who represents Frankenstein’s Monster’s presidential campaign and discussed his dilemma.
“Red is exactly the kind of individual Frankenstein’s Monster represents,” the campaign official said. “I talked with Red for quite some time and let him know that Frankenstein’s Monster had his own issues with being different when he was first created. Angry mobs were always trying to corner him in old mills to burn him down, and they succeeded on a number of occasions, too. Trust me, he knows what it’s like to be different, and he’s ready to fight for those like Red.”
Red said he trusts the Monster and added that he will certainly give him his vote on Tues., Nov. 8 when monsters go to the polls to vote for Transyl-vein-ia president.
“I should be allowed the freedom to be who I am,” Red said. “So, please, stop throwing stuff at me. Underneath, we’re all the same. We’re all just nothing — literally. But none of us are free until we’re all protected.”
This story (actually by Michael Picarella) originally appeared on Oct. 26, 2016, in Jack-o’-Lantern Press, a monster blog for monsters only, from Michael Picarella, his brother, Tom Picarella, and Michael’s son, Robert Picarella. JLP posts monster news and entertainment weekdays between the months of August and October, and occasionally throughout the year.