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Happy Halloween!

Monday, 29 October 2012


Happy Halloween!



You might like to know that a flash fiction piece of mine - imaginatively titled Trick or Treat - is now out in the Halloween Special Edition over at Apocrypha and Abstractions.


He hated Hallowe’en.

Any other time of the year he was safe. People hurried past his decaying clapperboard house, his graveyard jungle of weeds, and pulled their children along with them. Not stopping.

Everyone knew the stories. The mad old recluse in his crumbling house. Noises at night. Chewed up bodies buried in the basement. Let them talk. He saw no one, spoke to no one, and that suited him fine. That was best for everyone. Everything under control.

Until Hallowe’en.

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18 comments:

  1. Perfect, creepy ending and a great set up to a Halloween classic.

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  2. Thanks, Erin. Must admit, I thought the picture was the scariest part!

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  3. He's a sinister character. Though I can sympathize with his desire to be left alone!

    Great story.

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  4. Golden Eagle - Actually, me too!

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  5. LOVED this!!! And I felt quite sorry for this poor beast!!! Yay!!!

    Well done you! take care
    x

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  6. Hi Old Kitty! Glad you liked it.

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  7. Creepy! In a good way. :)

    But I want to know more... (okay, don't know what that says about me...)

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  8. Madeline - glad it was "good" creepy. This was one of those stories I wasn't sure *I* liked when I got to the end of it. But, hey, I guess it works.

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  9. I really liked your flash. Nice and creepy.

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  10. Thanks, M Pax - glad you enjoyed it.

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  11. Cool story, Simon. I enjoyed it.

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  12. I want to know more about your main character. I know it's flash but... yeah. More. I think that's a good sign ;)

    ~ Rhonda Parrish

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  13. Thanks, Rhonda. I think you're right. Don't know what happens next but maybe I should develop it some more.

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  14. Nice one, Simon :-) Happy Haloween!

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  15. Thanks, Kate. Watch out for those monsters.

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  16. That was deliciously evil. I liked.

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