Write about a character who uses a night where everyone’s in costume as cover for something sinister.
Posted in Horror on Oct 26, 2022
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“The Consequences” by Babyann Hernandez
****Trigger Warning: content Contains Sexaul assualt, Blood, Violence and Lots of Cursing.**** What’s the definition of a bad person? I used to think it was just those who harmed others. Sexual predators, serial killers, murderers. Lately, I’ve regressed. I don’t believe bad people exist anymore. I believe people are just driven to extremes from deep severe pain or anger. Turning minds b...
“Not the T.F.” by Kendall Defoe
“If you follow the herd, you will be treated like cattle.” He knew he needed a good opening line. He began this speech in the right way. Most of the people in the crowd knew it; those who were new to the group chuckled, smiled and thought that he had said something quite profound. “I am not going to forget that one.” “Like something that Mark Twain or that Wilde guy would have said.” “Did anyo...
“Bitter Revenge” by Howard Seeley
It felt as if I was dreaming, when I heard the news. Of all the ladies of the court, I was the one chosen to serve the king. Mother always told me I had more courage than my father and when they announced this position and though I was only sixteen, I didn’t hesitate to apply for it. Tears of joy poured down my mother’s face when I told her the news. “I’m so proud of you, Clare,” she cried. “Go and do our family...
“A House so Deadly” by Kenna Stacks
Trigger warning: Murder, death, violence, blood.I hate Halloween. You could call me whatever the orange and black version of the Grinch would be because I wanted to trip every little sticky brat filling the sidewalks demanding to have treats thrown into their pillowcases. I wanted to rip down every stupid, gaudy decoration and take a bat to the jack-o'-lanterns lining my street. Those crude carvings of faces in bright orange, circular fruits never kept the evil away like it was supposed to, anyway. But that would make me...
“A Halloween Cat-astrophe” by Tanya Humphreys
As I lounged on the tree branch, I observed the witches below me, engaged in their spooky yet hypnotic dance. I imagined I was a powerful panther, my silky coat of black making me one with the inky shadows. ‘Invisible.’ I froze perfectly still to not give away my watchful perch. Well, almost perfectly still. The tip of my tail twitched, giving away my anxiety concerning the scene below me. They were n...
“An Uninvited Guest” by Cait McNeal
Dancers spun past in whirling flurries of color: scarlets, golds, midnight blues and deep luxurious purples. Wine flowed freely and tables stood piled high with succulent dishes too tempting for even the solomnest guest to resist. Revelers drifted past on feet made light by merriment. Lightning split the sky outside, and a heavy rain beat a martial rhythm against the enormous windows but inside laughter echoed through ...
“A Chainsaw Masquerade” by Allie Guilderson
TRIGGER WARNING: Violence, Gore, Domestic violenceTravis slumps into the tattered recliner and kicks his feet up. Though the mud on his work boots will no doubt smear the fabric, he doesn’t care. He doesn’t have the energy to remove them. There’s a knock at the door, but he ignores it. They’re just trick or treaters, he saw them on his way home.He shifts, trying to find a comfortable position in the squeaky, decrepit chair, and gazes longingly at the sofa. The mu...
“The Changeling” by Emma Wood
God, Ailsa had wished that getting Poppy back from the fairies would have been the end of the matter. But it was just the beginning. *** Ailsa had only seen the girl a few times around the department. She was a transfer, Ailsa had been able to pick up from her colleagues’ idle chatter, and showed a lot of promise in her classes, according to Professor Hannock.
“Is Everyone a Monster on Halloween?” by Elizabeth Fenley
SorchaEveryone is a monster on Halloween. I am a monster every day. On Halloween, I don’t have to hide.I was human once, cursed after death for my supposed sins, condemned to an eternity of insatiable hunger for human flesh—living is delicious, succulent, but dead will suffice. We are the Jikininki, widely known in the US as wendigos. We retain our basic humanoid, bipedal structure, but our facial features are grotesquely distorted. Deep-set glowing silver eyes shelter under a prominent, hairless brow ridge of ear...
“Humphrey's Ice Party” by Karena G
Travelers come to our small southern town of Humphrey from all over the world just to see the permanently frozen pond. Naturally, tourism is more rampant in the summer when the outside temperature hovers around ninety degrees. In the 1970s, geologists migrated from all over the world to study it; none ever able to find the root of the phenomenon or the age of the pond. The town was smart enough to make a ...
“The Costume and The Game” by K.E. Thomas
The invite intrigued me. It was a standard Halloween party invitation but printed at the bottom was the slightest mention of a game. There wasn’t an explanation of the game, just that a great reward would be involved for those who played. I loved Halloween and couldn’t wait to go to the party. I began to get ready. A zombie bride was sure to make a splash. Besides, I’d wanted to do something with my wedding dress after my...
“Halloween Party ” by Karen Lethlean
Halloween Party Phone, as always, interrupts. Damn I will never get this mess of forms finished nor reduce patients queued outside in the waiting room. Complaints about waiting time in public hospitals clinics, already enormous will grow gargantuan. ‘We’re organising a Halloween party. It will be fancy dress, ghosts, monsters, Halloween-ish things. Do you want to come?’ Jill gu...
“Ball Caps and Costumes” by Kaylee Aleece
The riverbank was lonesome, not a soul in sight, but the critters of the forest are alive and well. The birds chirp, some of them sing, and the others hum. They gather in flocks, and they dance through the air whizzing around each other like dragonflies. The sun is hot for the fall season, but the South is usually warm around this time of year. Many locals come here weekly; some of the more dedicated ones come dai...
“Disguised” by Layla Elbanna
Finally!” exclaimed Ella. It was time for trick or treating. It was 6:00 pm on Friday the 29 October 2021. She smoothly got into her halloween costume : a Vampire. The girl had put on a dirty white shirt-dress complete with a cloak and had face-painted her face pale white. She slid on some fake fangs and messed up her blonde, straight hair. She quickly grabbed her halloween basket and went dow...
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