Rereading My Childhood — Goosebumps: Stay Out of the Basement!

Amy A. Cowan
Dec 5, 2020 · 8 min read

My parents were not anti-vaxxers because they were responsible parents. My sister and I were current with all our shots, no matter how hard it was to get us to sit down and actually take the damn shot. We used to cry and cling to our parents and engage in futile begging, but our tenacious parents still forced us to receive our shots. After it was all done, the pain a distant memory, we got a prize from the hospital.

That’s where I saw it — a green hand wrapped around a door. Leaves and vines grew around the hand as if…