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Halloween Microfiction

Sweetie

The gables on this mansion cast a longer shadow than most.

“Maybe we should skip this place,” says my older brother.

I ignore him as usual and lead him by the hand.

We knock, knock, knock upon the door.

Creak, creak, creak, the maw opens.

A monster candy corn looms before us. The resemblance is uncanny. That striped and pointy body, sans face, sans limbs.

It somehow proffers a basket.

“We never said trick or treat,” says my brother, “and we don’t want whatever you got.”

“Don’t be rude,” I whisper, and I grab a tiny human for the both of us.

 

19 Comments

  1. Hahaha! And might I add, “EWWWWW!” 😉

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  2. Nice creepy twist. Great job.

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  3. LOL-Clever, creepy, and has me thinking second thoughts about candy corn 🙂 Good luck!

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  4. Ohh! Sooo creepy. And so clever!

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  5. Hello Lynley…so lovely to meet you via Susanna’s amazing contest. Your dark twist at the end is super cool…I love it! Great job!

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  6. Ew! Love it! Great ending!

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  7. Now, that’s a twisted ending. How fun. Good luck.

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  8. Nice twist at the end. Good luck!

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  9. Well, now that’s an ending. Or maybe…..a beginning!

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  10. Yikes, very creepy, You have set a perfect mood w/this piece.

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  11. oh, yeah, creepy in a Twilight Zone way 🙂
    best of luck!

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  12. Such a fun story! You did a lot in 100 words!

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  13. HAHAHA! Love the brotherly advice to not be rude.

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  14. Delfina Salimbene

    November 1, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    Hahaha! I literally laughed out loud at the last line, and this one gave me a chuckle: “It somehow proffers a basket.” Fantastic!

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  15. Awesome! Love the twist! Love the use of “maw” for the door! Great job in 100 words, Lynley! Thanks so much for joining in the fun!

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