Prompt: Scary Palindrome

In honor of Halloween, our prompt this week was another palindrome, a word, phrase, number of other sequence that reads the same way backward or forward. The twist? Write the lines out, make them tell a scary or spooky story, then reverse them for the second stanza.

For instance, write 10 lines, numbered one through ten, then write the next stanza with the same lines, ten to one.