Halloween | Humour
#1.. “Do you think she’ll like what we’ve done?”
“Are you for real? It’s the best trick we’ve ever spun together!”
As Nikolaos explains in his post, 20-word stories are an extension of the 10-word stories Sheri Jacobs dared us to try back in July. Since then, the 10-word story concept has gone through several iterations including a dialogue version introduced by Jim McAulay🍁.
Shereen very kindly mentioned my contribution to the growing catalogue of 10-word stories that can be found here on Medium. I thanked her for the shoutout and was going to leave it at that. Spooky is not my style; nor is Halloween (we’re a bit ambivalent about Halloween in Australia). 🙄
🕷 The tarantulas had other ideas! 🕷
I came across them the day after Shereen tagged me into her story — a scaremongery of huge black tarantulas ‘guarding’ a bound-up baby doll suspended from the veranda — you can see it there dangling in front of the spider web! 🕸️ 😱
Of course, one thing led to another — as it does when my brain gets tangled up in a web of ideas! Before long talking tarantulas had turned into skeletal story bones rattling around in my head.
#2.. If they’d known looks could kill, the skeletons in the closet would’ve aired her dirty laundry for everyone to see.
I figured two, 20-word spooky stories was a good enough effort.
That was until the neighbourhood black cat nonchalantly sauntered past our family room window on its way to….
…climbing aboard a broomstick? 🧹
…and Halloween hijinks hijacked my brain again!
#3.. “You’ve heard what they say about me?”
“That you’re a black cat?”
“Exactly, and that’s all you need to…