The girl who stood on a grave

The girl as she is dying of fright.

"The Girl Who Stood on a Grave" is the thirteenth story included in the book Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.


A couple of friends are at a party one night. A group of  boys tell a girl that if you stand on a grave, the dead person buried in it will grab you and kill you. The girl does not believe them but decides to try it on her way home. A boy gives her his knife before she leaves the party, telling her to place the knife in the grave, as proof that she was there. The girl stands on a grave and sticks the knife in the ground. She gets off and starts walking away but feels that she is being held back and screams. The next day, some people from the party are passing by the gravesite and find the girl dead. It was only the knife holding her skirt. She had died of fright.

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