A Halloween Treat

Two cousins, the boy dressed in military camou...

Two cousins, the boy dressed in military camouflage and the girl in a ballerina outfit, wait outside a door as they go trick-or-treating,. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’ll be honest, there’s a trick to this treat: this is only an excerpt. Not the complete story. (Sorry!) I’ve turned in three stories in the last two days, and there just wasn’t time to get this one done, too.

But I wanted to share at least a bit of it, because it’s seasonal, and it’ll be a fun peek behind the curtain of the writing process to see how it develops. Some stories keep a similar feel from the beginning, while others are hardly recognizable by the end. This one will change significantly before it’s done! but that’s why it’s called a draft. Also, please enjoy a glimpse of the quite-real Irvington Halloween Festival and maybe mark your calendars for next year!

I’d love to hear your comments on this work in progress, so please don’t be shy. Also please note that it will be available for a very limited time, because it is just a draft — and trick or treating doesn’t last forever!

And if you haven’t knocked at the door sitting at the lower left of your screen (on Halloween only), you might try it. Wearing a costume, of course.

Happy Halloween!

Click to read; a Robin Archer story (in progress!)

(And if you don’t remember, Robin debuted in “And Only the Eyes of Children,” in Fae edited by Rhonda Parrish. The story got really good reviews, and you can find it on Amazon and everywhere.)

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  1. Bit of a slow, fact loaded start, but good to read once I settled in.
    One sentence bothered me “It’s been speculated since it might be two hundred.” Shouldn’t ‘that’ follow ‘since’? Just my reaction…

  2. Oooh, loving this! Robin’s got such a great voice. And I love seeing more about Robin’s friendship with Jimmy. I somehow see this story forcing Jimmy through the Nightmare Castle… And I hope we learn more about Howard!

    “That’s like you knowing how to fry tenderloins and onion rings, and so I ask you to bake a wedding cake. They’re both cooking, but they don’t have much to do with one another.”

    Bwaha! Loved this.

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