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 Replies to “Halloween Microfiction”

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Yikes, very creepy, You have set a perfect mood w/this piece.

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

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  6. Nice creepy twist. Great job.

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