Bridge Firm Recovery October 2018

Recovery Reader The October 2018

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FROM THE DESK OF Dan

With Halloween around the corner, scary stories are on the rise. While most scary stories involve an evil character in a mask and someone yelling for help, not all scary stories are that predictable. Most of the horror stories I hear go something like this: “Help! My tenants left me to hold the bag (and it wasn’t full of candy) and the place is trashed! How do I get those ghouls to pay?” Instead of good, rent-paying tenants who treat the property with respect, a nightmare of unpaid rent and damaged property ensues. We provide quality housing for our tenants, charge a fair rental rate, and in return we expect to be treated with timely rent payments and to have our property treated with care. So how do we avoid being tricked? Good screening, clear leases, and a good relationship with the tenant are a start. But when you are tricked, it’s time to treat that ex-tenant with a trick of your own. Hiring a professional ghoul hunter that can put the candy (cash) back in your bag. Want to know more about how we turn scary stories into cash in your pocket.

SPOOKY TALES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY Appropriate Ghost Stories for Any Age

Ghost stories are a rite of passage this time of the year, but sometimes it can be hard to determine what stories will be appropriate for kids. If you have a youngster who is a budding scare-o-phile, here are some stories you can feel safe telling them.

Feel free to shape these stories into your own. Knowing the age of your audience and what kind of spooks they enjoy will help you craft your tale.

THE FLYING DUTCHMAN

This story is perfect for little historians and those who love maritime tales.

Legend has it that ship captain Hendrick van der Decken and his crew have haunted the Cape of Good Hope ever since a storm ravaged their ship more than 450 years ago. Van der Decken was an avid seaman and captain of The Flying Dutchman. In the midst of a horrifying storm, he insisted that the ship keep pressing ahead. His crew begged him to change course, but, according to folklore, his famous response was “We’ll sail for eternity!” Van der Decken and his crew vanished in the storm, but sailors over the past five centuries have often claimed to see a mist-shrouded boat sailing toward them, only for it to disappear from their sight as they drew near. Sailors warn that if a ship crosses paths with The Flying Dutchman, it spells doom for the ship’s occupants.

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Trick or Treat ...

- Dan Larson

TIP: Characters and locations in this story can vary depending on your location and audience.

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