Final tale for Halloween. Reading time: 1 minute. Hope you enjoyed the series.
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 him though.
3 days: Colder. Light rain has me shivering, but I’m ever vigilant. Still on alert. Eyes like an owl now.
2 days: I’m one with the Earth. I blend like him. Mother could stand before me and not know I’m here. If he comes, he’ll never see me. But will I see him?
1 day: Still no sighting. Growing hungrier. Rations are low. Moon completely obscured. Pitch dark.
Halloween. If there’s a night he’ll come, we all know it’s gonna be – it’s him! I see him! I see him! Waldo!
The Halloween flash fiction series began 10 days ago. If you want to start at the beginning, here’s the place: Day One: The Graveyard