"THE JIMJAM" --A HALLOWEENSIE STORY
The 11th Annual Halloweensie Writing Contest is here!!! Susanna Hill runs several fun kidlit micro-fiction contests, and Halloweensie is no exception.
This year's essential info:
by Carrie Karnes-Fannin
two bruised apples,
What kind of neighborhood is this?!?
“Guys! C’mon, c’mon…one more.”
Your friends shrug.
They peel off, their glow-in-the-dark buckets
heavy with full-sized goodies.
Even your goosebumps have goosebumps
in the shivery October air.
You trudge on.
Under a broken streetlight,
on a shadowed street,
It gives you
“I wouldn’t live here as a ghost,”
“Oh, aren’t you a sweetie?” A nothing beckons.
“Come! We’ll fill that bag right up.”
No treats for you tonight--
10/29/2021 07:07:27 am
I love the idea of a meh trick-or-treat and the ending let's me use my imagination to imagine e the worse. My goosebumps have gooseumps.
10/29/2021 08:41:43 am
Thank you for stopping by & reading, Kathy! Halloween stories are such creepy fun to write.
10/29/2021 10:52:38 am
Ooo! The treats really took me back to weird stuff I found in my bucket years ago. Happy Halloween, Carrie!
10/29/2021 11:13:51 am
You know, I never went trick or treating as a kid. Took my daughter once, but that’s it. But I’ve heard about these random items people give as treats. LOL. I can imagine it would be a real drag to get apples or a toothbrush.
10/29/2021 12:54:05 pm
Oooo, should’ve quit while they were ahead! So spooky—well done!
10/29/2021 06:26:29 pm
Ohhh, Carrie! This story gave me goosebumps on my goosebumps! Someone’s getting a treat…just not the MC! Great story!
10/30/2021 05:07:47 pm
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