#TellTaleThursday – 25th October 2018

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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.

About Anshu Bhojnagarwala

Fiction Addict. Agatha Christie Fan.
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22 Responses to #TellTaleThursday – 25th October 2018

  1. Oops! She was with the ghosts the whole night. Gosh, or was she working with them, I mean including the boss and all… that’s scary man.

  2. Priya says:

    Sounds like a trick to me! How did they pull it off?
    Well written, Anshu

  3. Abhijit Ray says:

    What did she drink? This is spooky! Whole scenario has changed over a nap. Nice story.

  4. geekanika says:

    Hmm. Sounds like an elaborate ruse. i smell something fishy about her boss. Nice story Anshu.

  5. writenlive says:

    I liked reading this story very much. First, the girl is scared of the spooky stuff and yet she is bang in the middle of an abandoned house and a party that never was/ imagined.

    • Thank you Sona. I guess when you are scared of something, you end up living it. I am too scared of ghosts and wonder how I would react if I come across one. Thankfully, she didn’t know she was mingling with ghosts at the party until after it was over.

  6. Akshata Ram says:

    Spooky I wonder what happened? Its nice that you left it to interpretation of the reader. I would like to think they are playing a joke on her

  7. Esha M Dutta says:

    Very spooky! I can’t even imagine what she was going through when she woke up and realised where she was. Very well crafted, Anshu!

  8. Creepy little Halloween tale!

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  10. Rajlakshmi says:

    A night with the ghosts! Did she turn into one too?
    I would like to read more… 😀

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