#TellTaleThursday – 25th October 2018

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  • Write a story, complete in itself.
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  • The story should be up to 250 words.
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Halloween is round the corner. How could we claim to be fiction writers and not spin a spooky yarn on the most awaited scariest/spookiest festival of the year.

So here’s the prompt for this week!

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Word count – 244 Words

Trick or Treat?

She was not too enthusiastic about this Halloween party. If truth be told, she was scared of anything that reminded her of ghosts, witches, sorcery or anything paranormal. But, she couldn’t afford to miss this one. It was a new job and the invitation had come from the boss himself.

Around midnight, she reached the address mentioned in the invite. The driveway was decorated with huge jack-o-lanterns; each carved pumpkin more sinister looking than the other one. Berating herself for the wild imagination, she entered the house.

There were many people, but she couldn’t spot anyone from her workplace. She headed to the bar. A few drinks inside her system and she felt confident enough to sway on the music.

When she woke up, her head was pounding. She didn’t feel like opening her eyes. But she had a feeling she must. She opened her eyes and what she saw made her close them again. She had seen an empty house with no door, broken windows and giant cobwebs hanging from the ceiling.

Where was she? Where did others go? There was no trace of the party. Confused and scared she went outside. This was the same house she had entered the previous evening, but it looked so different in the daylight. It was an abandoned house. Had she dreamed it all?

Just when she decided to get her head examined she saw a jack-o-lantern hiding behind the bush. No, she hadn’t imagined it.