Today we`ll be carrying on with ‘The Foggy Creek Hellhound’ story. This is a PG-13 tale.
This week we have a picture prompt and the story is written to reflect the image and must be 300 words. As these are original stories written in a week, some errors may be found. I do apologize for those in advance. Try not to let them boggle you down though if possible.
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The Foggy Creek Hellhound
Gerard and I cut through the town. Many of the houses were decorated for Halloween.
“I remember when I was a kid in McKeesport,” Gerard said, “There was this one house that always did all up for the holidays. Didn`t matter which holiday. Christmas, Easter, Bastille Day, the people were decoration junkies.”
I nodded and tried to relax. The thick Maine woods waited at the end of the lane.
“Halloween they went massive overboard. It was an old house, tan with dark shingles, and probably three floors. Real Addams Family feel. It had these huge urns out by the street with fake hands and head in them. The porch was always the done up with creepy mannequins. Scared the crap out of us when we were young but, fascinated us too….like, we just had to go there. Kind of like what I do now without the sexy partner.”
“I`m all about the smooth,” Gerard countered. “I must have been around seven when we decided to steal one of the dummies. I was Batman, because I was that cool even then. We snuck down to the old house. I was chosen to do the deed. I got my eye on this lady in white tied to the pillar.”
“Your mother must have been so proud.”
“Oh yeah, if we`d have been caught I wouldn`t have sat down to eat for a week. I nearly had her free when the dummy said ‘What the hell do you think you`re doing?!’ I just about broke my neck trying to get away. My friends were laughing their asses off. I ran and didn`t stop until I hit my front door five blocks away.”
We laughed then the merriment died away.
“You go first,” I quickly said and shoved him into the woods.
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