Halloween Flash Fiction: Day X

Final tale for Halloween. Reading time: 1 minute. Hope you enjoyed the series. THE HUNT 5 days till Halloween: Carving out my spot behind the hedge. Ready for ambush if I spot him. 4 days till: Cloud cover darkens the night. My eyes adjust. Scores of nighttime visitors –toads, rodents, a coyote. No sign of […]

Halloween Flash Fiction: Day IX

Today’s entry is a special inside joke to my mom. Anyone is welcome to read, but only Mom will truly understand. Also, please note that my mother is neither a witch nor named Melinda Widebottom – those were only story elements. Final spooktacular flash fiction will appear here on Halloween morning. See you then… WITCH […]

Halloween Flash Fiction: Day VII

SECRETS My boyfriend leered at me. “Sit,” he said. Ooooh! I obeyed. I sat. And tingled with anticipation. My new man has a fetish! Does he have a leash and collar? “Last night was our anniversary,” he barked. I blink. “Anniv –” “No talking! One month anniversary! And you canceled our date.” Uh-oh. He knows. “Baby, […]

Halloween Flash Fiction – Day V

ZOMBIE (Editor’s note: Okay, inspired by the zombie costume, but this really isn’t about a zombie.) I’d been dead a month when I met Corinne, my intake interviewer. She had ligature marks too, so natural curiosity. Hers were from someone’s hands, so I lied about my rope of guilt. “They never fade away,” she warned. […]

Halloween Flash Fiction – Day III

The Pirate Long John limped into the mall. Parrot on his shoulder, peg on his leg and Halloween costume on his hook list. “Arrr,” the parrot said. “Dump ’em coins out for some booty from the food court.” Long John shook his head. “Keep talking that way, I’ll throw you back in the car.” They stumbled toward […]