Hallowe’en – Sunday Photo Fiction

Sunday Photo Fiction is a weekly challenge presented by Susan Spaulding, who has taken over this great weekly prompt from my old friend Al Forbes.
This week’s
topical photo comes courtesy of Susan’s husband Rick Spaulding
The idea is to write a short story (200 word max) inspired by what you see in the picture (below).
Click on this link to enter your tale, and see what others have written.

© Rick Spaulding

Click here to hear the author read the tale:


I love Hallowe’en.
This is probably the last year we will be able to really enjoy it, which is sad.
But it is for kids, and we are getting too old.
We go round the neighbourhood, guising, as we call it in Scotland.
You probably know it as Trick or Treat.
We know our town well, of course, so we know the best places to visit, for maximum reward.
In the posh suburbs there are wealthy, lonely, old folk.
We visit them and, for a short time, brighten their lives.
We do it properly, full costumes, scary masks.
We each do a party piece.
Ron is a vampire, he recites a poem about ‘some despotic hooded God whose benediction is the humid blood he lusts to taste’.
Hmm, okay.
Jim is a zombie, sings a song called The Monster Mash for some light relief.
Jeanie is a witch, she performs the Witches’ scene from Macbeth.
She is brilliant!
I am dressed as a werewolf.
I warble the Werewolf Song.
And when I get to the part ‘the werewolf he is somebody just like you and me’, I pause.
And I take off my mask.
Man, can those old dearies scream!

The Werewolf Song:

This entry was posted in Sound Bite Fiction and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

18 Responses to Hallowe’en – Sunday Photo Fiction

  1. Ha ha ha, can we get a selfie with you? 🙂


  2. Abhijit Ray says:

    Halloween is a nice festival. Everyone doing their part well. Nice take.


  3. michael1148humphris says:

    You made me smile, until you removed the mask,


  4. I was really enjoying the entertainment until you took your mask off. Do us all a favour and pop it back on again, there’s a good chap.


  5. Loved the ending! 😉


  6. Iain Kelly says:

    Maybe it’s best they die from the shock before whatever happens next.


  7. Lynn Love says:

    Haha! Love the description of all your guisers and that ending, C – made me smile to think of the poor old dears choking on their false teeth, being faced with the real thing! Fun that. And thanks for the link to the song – I had never heard it, but really liked it.


Leave your Sound Bite here

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.