The Plank House – Part I

I’ve yet to tell a story that features all four of my S.P.I.R.I.T. kids characters — until now.

Ten-year-olds Matt, Maya, Hans and Agnes are on weekend beach trip with their dads. Everything is going great until Hans discovers an old gold coin he believes belongs to the lost treasure of a legendary pirate. Suddenly their relaxing family trip becomes an adventure none of them will ever forget.

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You hear that?

Every July, while the country is watching firework shows and wearing red, white, and blue, the small town of Elmwood prepares to celebrate Sprout Day — July 5th. The day in 1776 that Elmer Wood planted the symbolic seed that would sprout the town of Elmwood. But this year, S.P.I.R.I.T. kid, Matt Romero, learned that the history of […]

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Summer Ghost Hunting Tips

I hope you’ve been enjoying my weekly short stories. This week I’m shifting gears. Why? Because… School’s out! This means you have lots of time to go swimming, ride bikes, and — hunt for ghosts! Ghost hunting isn’t just about sneaking into abandoned buildings late at night. Actually, some of the BEST places to look for ghosts are […]

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Night of the Supermoon

Have you ever seen a UFO? Over the last century, thousands of people have claimed they’ve seen strange things in the sky. Even S.P.I.R.I.T. kid, Hans Smit, has witnessed a UFO sighting. Read about his horrifying encounter now!

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Looking for a scare?

Welcome to Knocks & Taps. Dive into the chilling tales of writer Dan Cappello. Follow his ten-year-old S.P.I.R.I.T. kids characters as they investigate mysterious ghosts, creatures — even aliens — in the strange little town of Elmwood. Stop by every Wednesday for an all new story…if you can handle it.

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