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WEP: Halloween Pursuit

He rushed ahead, his pursuers hot on his heels. Up ahead a playground loomed in the darkness, maybe he could lose them there.

He hurried on to the swing, hoping the momentum would be enough to help him reach for the top of the nearby slide.

He felt the wind rush through his hair as the tightly grasped packet started to slip through his fingers.

Candy flew across the air as his pursuers โ€” werewolves, vampires, zombies and ghouls howled in delight; tearing their masks off and scrambling to collect the much sought after prize.

The one pursued joined them too; next year would be his year.


Tagline: A tale of pursuit during Halloween.

Word Count – 107 words: For comments, anything works.

The photo prompt for the week has been given by Roger Bultot at the Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. This month’s WEP theme is the super popular ‘Thriller’ by Michael Jackson.

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46 responses to “WEP: Halloween Pursuit”

  1. Kid’s imaginations can make a thriller from any situation!

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    1. It probably was in the moment

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  2. I enjoyed this from beginning to end! Great misdirection ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Great occasion no matter how the candy comes!

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  4. I enjoyed this twist very much!

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  5. Sounds like they were enjoying their youth and the holiday.

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  6. Dear Bernadette

    Cute misdirect. I enjoyed their pursuit. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  7. Wonderful fun! Halloween is all about the kids. Love it. Thank you.
    Happy Halloween!

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    1. A belated happy Halloween ๐Ÿ™‚ and thanks again for linking the post

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  8. Thank goodness, there’s next year for that little boy so pursued!

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    1. That I guess will be another story in itself ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. You vividly captured the feeling of childhood right here. The thrill of the chase, and of being chased. I love this!

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    1. Great to hear! Thanks for reading ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. Cute! Loved the innocence in this. You always manage to say a lot in a tiny wordcount.

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  11. Hi,
    I hope he wins next year! A lovely take on the prompt.
    Shalom aleichem

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  12. Thank you Bernadette. Poor boy, a nightmare halloween indeed.

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    1. I doubt it was a nightmare for the others

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  13. Hi Miss Bernadette
    Terrific Halloween story. Short and a โ€œsweetโ€ ending. Love the twist.

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  14. Hi Bernadette – such a great take on the ‘fun’ of the Halloween Pursuit – glad he’ll join in next year and not be pursued. Cheers Hilary

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    1. He’ll surely join in next year, though I’m not so sure that he won’t be pursued ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  15. Hi Bernadette! I’m sorry but I missed your story somehow. Glad someone directed me to it. And I love this story of misdirection. What fun. As Renee says, Halloween is all about children. The atmosphere was spot on as was the story movement. Thanks for a great entry.

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    1. Glad you liked it and had a chance to read it. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  16. Very nicely done. You had me fooled alright.

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  17. So fun! Kids have such fun on Halloween!

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  18. Short & Sweet. Love it. I could feel the rush of the chase. The greed for more candy.

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    1. Well there can never be enough candy ๐Ÿคท

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  19. Great story, grabbed me from beginning to the end. Well done.

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