Here in the UK, it’s slowly getting colder, the trees are losing their leaves and the nights are drawing in and Halloween is looming. The time when the veil is thin between this world and the next. Originally known as All Hallows’ Eve and before that, Samhain.
Throughout October my writing prompts will all have a flavour of Halloween about them and this month’s word square is full of the things associated with the festival as it is celebrated by children. The challenge is to come up with a spooktacular contribution suitable for the youngest in your family. In my family that happens to be my dog Belle and I’ll be trying the challenge out on her!
My effort is below.
Belle watched the cat with a wary eye. It was often in her garden leaving her responsible for a constant patrol up and down lawns, along overgrown paths, through well-stocked borders and across low walls hung with Halloween lights.
Framed in the orange glow of the lights she settled down to wait and see where the cat would appear next. Before long another glow appeared. She turned slightly to look more closely and watched as the glow resolved into a denser mist before changing again into the shape of a person. A ghost perhaps?
Now it’s your turn. Why not use the comment area below to share your spooky offering?