Kaitylyn Sanchez and Lydia Lukidis continue to host this fabulous fall contest. The entries are pouring in and so inspiring! Thank you to the hosts, guest judge, Alyssa Reynoso-Morris, and generous prize donors. Here is my entry:
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Creepy Street (198 words)
By Jill Lambert
I accepted their dare. It’s Halloween night. Staring down Creepy Street fills me with fright. The rain-slickened cobblestones glisten in gloom. Twilight arrives with a spirit of doom. An eerie red lantern sets each brick ablaze. Electrical lines weave a spidery maze. Off in the distance I hear a door creak. A gravelly voice echoes, “What do you seek?” “I’m here trick-or-treating.” “So, you’re all alone?” I nod once, then shiver. “Proceed on your own.” I slink toward the light and stand under its glow. Whoa, I am floating! Huge rats swarm below. Up on the balcony grins an old hag. “Here are your treats, dearie. Come get your bag.” She beckons and cackles, “I like your disguise!” I reach for the drawstring, avoiding her eyes. As soon as I snatch it I drop like a stone, then race down the road to escape the old crone. My double-dare friends watch agape by the gate. I rip the bag open. My hair stands up straight. Out bursts a spider gigantic and hairy. Its fangs drip with venom, horrific and scary. “You dare to enter my turf for a treat? You’d better run fast. This is my Creepy Street!”
13 thoughts on “Fall Writing Frenzy-2022”
Thanks for sharing. !!!!
Creepy. I like it. Way to go!!!
I hope not TOO creepy! Thank you for reading and commenting, Peggy!
Jill, your contest entries never disappoint! I love it!!! Great job!
Thanks so much, Michelle!
What a fun and creepy story! My favorite stanza was
An eerie red lantern
sets each brick ablaze.
weave a spidery maze.
I’m so glad you liked it! Thank you, Jackie!
Another great story from you, Jill. I’m always amazed with your creativeness and word choice. You tell an entertaining, engaging, and scary story in a few words. Good luck in the contest. I hope you’re doing well.
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It is so nice of you to stop by to read and comment on my entry, Ashley. I really appreciate it! I looked for yours in the entries, but didn’t see one. I hope you’re doing well, especially after the hurricane.
Thanks, Jill. I’ve decided to give contests a break. We were lucky to have minimal damage with loss of electricity for a few days, but everything is back now.
I understand about sitting out contests…I’m only choosing a few to participate in now. So glad to hear you were spared in the storm!
“So, you’re all alone?” And this is where I’m like NOPE! Haha! Good job!
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Thank you, Melisa!