- The time has come, once again, to dig deep into your writer's
bag of tricks to find a treat.
Why not delite all the members of ticket2write with a good
Halloween short story? Ghosts, ghouls, witches, monsters,
other worldly beings and creepy storts all make good characters
for stories. Cook up something delicious for our group calderon.
Those of you who are shy about posting your work are welcome
to wear a mask and costume.
Let's do something special for each other at this special time of
Deadline: October 31st
- Dream Witch
Have you ever seen her face? The witch who used to chase you
through your dreams? She chased me too, she chased all of us.
Everyone has a place to run. I'd run to my parent's room. Struggling
through that spell of hers, the one where invisible molasses put you
into slow-mo. She'd step out from the spare-room then. A spider
edging from her crack. Unhurried, bony hands sliding from black folds
and oh that cold fear crawling on my shoulders. I never looked back.
It was what saved me.
Pop culture gave her a grandson, a knife-fingered fellow who
lives on Elm Street, but it's the old lady who gives me chills. She's
been around. She knows the score. I'm sure she throttled cot-deaths
in ancient Babylon before Christ was a twinkle. She lives in the
spare-room of a terraced house long since demolished. She lives
between the lines, in the quiet moments, in the nodding of your head
as she pulls you down to sleep. She lives in memory and passes from
one to another like a disease, vectored not in coughs and sneezes but
in story. That's how she finds you. All it takes is a casual mention
and she's made her lair in the shadows at the back of your mind. It's
too late now, you've read too far... but when you feel her approach
tonight... don't look at her face.
- I just wrote a little poem for Halloween, hope that is okay too?
Meant for children to read...
The Halloween Flu
A young little ghost
Sat sad in a corner
Holding his head in his hands
All the others
Have the time of their lives
Why he is sad, no one understands
A sudden sneezing, a hard "atchoo"
Especially for ghosts on Halloween taboo
The oldest ghost came
His conclusion was clear
"He has the Halloween flu
Atchoo we must hear
We will take him with us, our new boo will be
Atchoo .the humans won't expect that, you see?"
So our young little ghost
Has a fun time too
Scaring the people
With constant "Atchoo"
First people got spooked
Then they started to like it too
Now the whole country
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