Eternal Halloween

Image 7, courtesy of Unsplash

The streets are filled with ghouls and goblins swinging bags and plastic pumpkins as they hurry to meet their friends.

I can feel the excitement in my bones. Tonight is the night! I look at myself and nod. I’m ready!

When a group of kids run by, I step onto the sidewalk. “Hey! Wait up!” 

They stop and turn. “Cool costume!” says the cowboy. 

“Thanks!” 

“Do we know you, Skeleton?” asks the robber.

“I don’t think so, I’m Mikey. I used to live here. Can I go with you guys?”

They look at each other and shrug, “Sure.”

We run up sidewalks and ring doorbells, calling out “Trick-or-Treat!” We visit every neighborhood and soon our bags are bursting at the seams.

“I wish this night would never end!” I say.

“Me, too,” says the ninja, “but I gotta be home by 9.”

Porch lights start to switch off, and one by one, my new friends say good-bye.

Finally, I make it home. The rusty gate squeals as I push it open. I drag my feet slowly up the path and stop beside the stone that reads:

R.I.P.

Mikey Taylor

1941-1952

I can’t wait for next year!

35 thoughts on “Eternal Halloween

  1. This story is so great! I love a surprise ending! You wrote a spooky story that is not-too-scary and is perfect for MG readers! Great work!

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  2. Mwahaha. Great Halloween story, Lindsey, with very authentic voice and dialogue. You really brought this image to life! @AnneLipton

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  3. As stated earlier, this was just the right amount of spooky. I enjoyed this very much. I am amazed at how many writers can write a full story with so few words. Well done. Stay well.

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