Halloween Flash Fiction: Day X

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

Happy Halloween!


6 thoughts on “Halloween Flash Fiction: Day X

    1. Thanks, Elise. I’m stoked for Nano to get here, and I think I’m pretty ready for it. Time will tell, but I’ll be grossly disappointed in myself if I don’t get 50K words down. I’ll see you come November! And then in December, on the podium!


  1. Where’s Waldo? There? Here? Looks like he’s here.

    I always read these with anticipation building – and then, when I get to the end, I’m like HA! Well done on all these tidbits.

    Good luck with NaNoWriMo.

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    1. Thanks for coming by, Donna. I’ll take all the luck I can get with Nano. I’m excited about the project I’m about to embark on, so that’s good. I might be querying at the same time, so that’s not as good, but we’ll see how things go. May Dixie continue to soar!

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    1. Haha! Yes, you could have saved me days and nights.
      November? Uh uh, that’s National Novel Writing Month. I will be unfindable. Unless you’re hanging out in the Quiet Room at Oak Bend branch library.


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