Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Halloween Night!

Hey everyone I'm actually not a campaigner over at Rachel Harrie's blog, but I decided I'd still do this challenge, I thought it looked really fun! :)  OK, so here are the rules: Write a short story/flash fiction story in 200 words or less, excluding the title. It can be in any format, including a poem. Begin the story with the words, “The door swung open” These four words will be included in the word count.

If you want to give yourself an added challenge (optional), use the same beginning words and end with the words: "the door swung shut." (also included in the word count)
For those who want an even greater challenge, make your story 200 words EXACTLY!

I have written exactly 200 words in mine!  Here it is!



The door swung open.  It was Halloween night, lined up at my door were pirates, fairies, and vampires.  I handed out candy to all of the creatures.  They thanked me and walked off.  Gorillas, clowns and skeletons  came up to my door saying "Trick or Treat" thinking of the candy they'd be rewarded with.  I handed them the last of my candy in the bowl and went back inside to refill.  Right as I was about to put heaps and mounds of more candy into the big bowl,  the lights started to flicker, the water turned on, the tea kettle started, and  the toilet flushed.  I quickly grabbed as many pieces of candy as I could and ran to the door alarmed at what had just happened.  Before I could get to the open door, something touched me on the shoulder.  I turned around, fear in my eyes.  All I saw was a small glimpse of fangs and dark red eyes.  I screamed and kicked as hard as I could.  I screamed again, louder. Then in the corner of my eye I saw a giant black leg lasso a sticky web at the open door.  The door swung shut.

16 comments:

  1. Oh I love Halloween stories! I'm so glad you wrote a flash fiction piece. Great job and nice to meet you!

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  2. Thank you, Nice to meet you too! :)

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  3. AH! Giant spiders! I know someone who would freak out to a story like this. Me!

    Awesome work, Alyssa! :)

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  4. Great piece, Alyssa; I loved the image of the kettle starting to heat up and the toilet flushing by itself!

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  5. I love Halloween! But I hate spiders, especially giant ones. Great job on an exciting, creepy ending. *shudder*

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  6. Love that you did a Halloween story! I would have run without the candy - eek!

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  7. Thanks! Yeah, I probably would've run without it too! :)

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  8. What a Halloween! Well done, you're blessed with quite an imagination.

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  9. Scary! Really liked the end.

    (I am number 55 on the linky list)

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  10. Very good Alyssa. So glad you have a good imagination, you left everyone in suspense as you ended your story.

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