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W.O.T.D. & Halloween Challenges 10-31-21 Spooky

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Screaming children

Parading from house to house

Offering tricks for treats

On this scariest of nights

Killer costumes amuse their hosts

Yearning for candy as little ghosts.

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#CCC155 & Other Challenges 10-27-21 The Ferris Wheel

Walking to the Midway at the carnival this night

Looking overhead at the moon so big and bright

Restless on the way to ride the Ferris wheel of fright

A barker hollers, “Come and play” catching us in flight

We stop in our tracks to try our luck but all of us did fail

Caring not, we run ahead and catch the crowded trail

Getting on at last, we begin the exciting ride to the sky

A better look upon the moon is pleasing to our eye.

It’s what we came for actually

To get the ultimate glance

Because as kids, we realize

This is our very best chance

We have no telescopic lens and

Our stature is so short

To see the moon atop this ride

Was our only vantage point.

And so we saw it, just in time

As wispy clouds moved in

Just as the ride ended

It was covered up again.

So if you’re just a kid like us

And want to see the sight

Of the moon on a clear yet

Somewhat cloudy, spooky, fun-filled night

Go to a carnival or fair

And catch the Ferris wheel

From there you’ll get your wish tonight

It’s really your best deal.

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Guarding the Spirits 10-26-21

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The creature guarded the building from evil, yet as we crossed the threshold, the wraiths floated endlessly through walls, up and down the stairs, and what felt like right through us as we stood stock still, staring.

We had heard the history of this place, yet didn’t believe in ghosts. As if on cue, we pivoted together and fled the building. Our uncle had warned us, yet we had to see it for ourselves. We decided the money wasn’t worth it after all.


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Halloween Challenge 10-25-21 Haunted Screams


The sanitarium, while ornate, had to be demolished. The noises were just too much for the neighborhood to handle. Haunted screams from past ghosts, the sorry souls kept bound to their beds, or others starved in isolation, permeated the walls and seeped through open or broken windows. After a century of dealing with the horrorific sounds coming from the place, a town hall meeting was finally held. The decision was made.


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Multiprompt Post 10-24-21

Postponing my walk through the forest, I stood frozen at the sight before me. Coming around a spindly mesquite tree was the biggest T-Rex I’d ever seen! Backing away slowly, I pretended not to see anything. Finding a large boulder to hide behind until he lumbered off, I continued my walk, until the path eventually led to the river.

Scared I would be discovered by more forest monsters, I jumped in the river to float to my destination. Pulling myself to the river’s edge, I scurried out and ran to the hidden cave. There I had stashed a dry loincloth, some fruit, and soon was sitting in front of a crackling fire. I had made it another day.

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