Monday, October 30, 2017

On Halloween (A 70-word freaky flash fiction story) by Oren Shafir

Halloween ghost
After the kids stopped coming to the door, I fell asleep in your room. In a dream, you appeared fully grown–your silhouette pushing against the frosted window pane.

You pushed harder and harder, but to no effect. You moaned and, as if inspired by your madness, a wind began howling and thumping against the window; I wanted to let you in, but I was scared. I awoke.

Then I saw the empty crib.

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