Hi everyone and welcome to the Spooktoberfest blog hop. This just sounded like too much fun to pass on. My friends, Dani and Jackie are the haunted hostess' and will be giving away a prize to the two lucky winners. There's still time to join the fun, so if you want to swing by after reading my flash fiction post and join you can. And if not, go anyway so you can link up and read all the other spooky, funny, silly tales. Here are the guidelines.
Come one come all to the biggest creepfest around. Where cobwebs tickle your nose, cauldrons are a brewin', jack-o-lanterns light the way, and ghosts go bump in the night. Oh yeah, watch out for the razor blades!
1. Follow Jackie and myself if you don’t already. We do follow back.
2. Your Flash Fiction piece cannot be any longer than 300 words. Sorry… that’s part of the challenge.
3. You must use the MANDATORY 5 words listed below…
4. Post your Flash Fiction piece any day from Friday Oct 26th thru Monday, Oct. 29th.
5. It’s a blog hop, so… hop around to other participating blogs and leave them some awesome comments.
6. Have fun.
Your flash fiction piece can be scary, comical, romantic, or whatever you choose, just be creative!
The winners will be posted on HALLOWEEN! That’s right, Wednesday, Oct. 31st. Jackie and I will each choose a winner. That’s right – two winners!
PRIZES: A grab bag and candy. The winners will get the biggest bags we can find of their favorite candy along with some spookified items.
Oh, and yes, this blogfest is international. So what are you ghouls waiting for? Sign up using the Linkie Thing below or in the side bar and spread the word!
Kafele emerged from The Museum of Ancient Studies brushing the cobwebs from his soiled linen wrap. A ghostly orb hung from a pole, its coruscation swallowing the obscurity of night.
Fredek loitered in the shadows near Malvina’s cauldron. The town cemetery was barely visible from the Museum’s doors.
“How’s the year treated you?” Kafele asked, joining his friends.
Fredek covered his nose. Malvina’s jacosely shrilled.
“Really Kafele, Listerine would love to cast you as their Halloween spokesman.”
“What is Listerine? In all the centuries within these walls I haven’t heard of it,” Kafele asked.
“They make a magic potion to freshen breath,” Malvina said.
“Come, come, my friends,” Fredek said, his eyes like razors darting between them. “I have the keys to the cemetery limousine. We must leave if we are to catch the movie.”
As they drove, passing numerous children in their costumes a jack-o-lantern flew from a porch with the assistance of an older child and smashed in the street inches from the car. Fredek didn’t flinch, his cool resolve always present.
“What a strange world,” Kafele said. “Do we have any treats?”
“I am forbidden to eat the children,” Malvina said.
“I must reframe from drinking blood,” Fredek said.
“I wonder what I’m not allowed to do.” Kafele asked.
“Curse anyone,” Fredek and Malvina said together.
“Oh yes, my mind isn’t what it used to be,” Kafele said, and then added. “I was thinking about candy. I really love the chocolate peanut butter ones.”
“What movie are we going to see?” Malvina asked.
“Our favorite,” Fredek said, his fangs glinting in on coming headlights. “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.”
Word Count 275.
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This story is fiction; any similarity to other stories or persons is purely a coincidence. Copyright 2012. Use with permission only.