Friday, October 26, 2012

"Spooky Enchantment" - My Spooky Flash Fiction Story for Spooktoberfest

  Jackie @ Bouquet of Books and Dani @ Entertaining Interests wanted to find a way to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year in style.

And so SPOOKTOBERFEST was born!

Come one come all to the biggest creepfest around. Where cobwebs tickle your nose, cauldrons are a brewin', jack-o-lanterns light the way, and ghosts go bump in the night. Oh yeah, watch out for the razor blades!

Requirements of the story:

Your Flash Fiction piece cannot be any longer than 300 words.
You must use the MANDATORY 5 words listed below…
Post your Flash Fiction piece any day from Friday Oct 26th thru Monday, Oct. 29th.

Your flash fiction piece can be scary, comical, romantic, or whatever you choose, just be creative!

The winners will be posted on HALLOWEEN! That’s right, Wednesday, Oct. 31st. Jackie and Dani will each choose a winner. That’s right – two winners!

PRIZES: A grab bag and candy. The winners will get the biggest bags we can find of their favorite candy along with some spookified items.

So here is my entry:


Spooky Enchantment

As she walked through the front door, Sarah wondered why she allowed Janie and Cameron to talk her into this. This big empty house had always creeped her out.  She shivered at how cold it was in the house. Cobwebs drifted across her face and she spent a few minutes trying to wipe their tickly threads away. Yuck!
A noise came from the room to her left, like soft chanting. She wanted to run back out the door, but she could almost hear the teasing and laughter she’d get from Janie and Cameron if she did. So instead of doing the smart thing and getting out, she crept fearfully into the room to face the strange chanting.

The scene she came across was not what she expected. Two little girls sat around a cauldron. Rats, skulls and a leering jack-o-lantern surrounded them. The older of the two girls lifted a razor and made a small cut in her fingertip, dripping two drops of blood into the cauldron.

Sarah could only stand and gape in wonder at what she was witnessing. A luminescent purple glow formed as smoke drifted out of the cauldron like a ghost lifting into the air. Shiny white particles seemed to dance in the air above it for a moment, shimmering like stars. Shapes began to form and before her eyes, Sarah watched as tiny, glimmering fairies danced in the air above the cauldron.

The smallest of the two girls giggled with child-like glee as the fairies flittered around the room and then exited the window. The two girls slowly faded from her sight, and Sarah decided to move again. She turned and ran back outside, hoping her world would return to normal once she had abandoned the crazy house.

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Dani said...

You're right, Enchanting! Such a sweet and spooky tale. I'd love to have been there!! Thanks for joining in!

Yolanda Renée said...

Such an interesting concept, fairies coming out of a cauldron.

I really liked that idea, so much more fun than ghosts and spiders!

Cool tale!

Jackie said...

I like this different take on it with the fairies! Great job!

Thanks for participating in our blogfest. :D

Unknown said...

I liked this piece and the photo is beautiful!

dolorah said...

A bit of glimmering enchantment; very special.


N. R. Williams said...

Sweet yet spooky. I wonder what happens next.

Tamara said...

Aaawww...I loved this. So sweet. I like to think I wouldn't be afraid of little ghost girls magicking up fairies. :) (But I probably would haha)

Anonymous said...

I always appreciate a great article or piece of writing. Thanks for the contribution.

T said...

What a great blend of fear and whimsy, with so much packed into so few words. Well done! Thanks for the Halloween treat :-)

Sarah said...

A nice mix of Halloween and fantasy. :)