Halloween Prompt Challenge- ACCEPTED

I found this great list of Halloween Writing Prompts and decided that starting in OctoberI will post my responses.

If you’d like to join in, post your links ( any time ) in the comment section.

Trick or Treat!



1. Weird new neighbours with a secret

2.  A doll or stuffed animal that is alive

 3.  Waking up sealed in a wall, in a coffin, or in an electric chair or a terrifying                                dark place, such as a basement, attic, or cellar

4. Walking alone in a graveyard

5. Waking up in a room with no doors, windows – no way to get out

6. Fear of and contact with spiders or snakes

7. Scary clowns chasing someone

8. A door that appears in a wall that leads to another world

9. Waking up with no eyes, or nose, or mouth

10. The discovery that a family member is a serial killer

11.  A repetitive scary noise without any apparent source

12. Objects suddenly flying off surfaces and crashing on the floor

13. A Halloween pumpkin or scarecrow coming alive

14. Opening the door to the scariest costume ever

15. Being lost in the woods at night and something following you

16. Waking up in an insane asylum with a straight jacket on

17. Finding out you had a close relative you knew nothing about that was insane

18 Garden gnomes and other cement decorations of people and animals come alive

19. A mannequin in a department store that is alive

21. Making the mistake of stealing from witches

22. Neighbours suddenly start dropping dead for no apparent reason

23. A glance in the mirror reveals fangs and a hairy face

24. Waking up in your bed and seeing the floor covered with snakes

25. Dating someone you discover is not human

26. Losing any knowledge of who you are or where you live

27. Your car breaking down in the middle of nowhere or the most dangerous part of town



Michal Wywiors

Why am I sitting here

on this bench, in the cold all alone.

I guess I’m waiting for a monster to call my head home.


I want to write a story

maybe a movie or a song

about monsters looking for place to call their very own.


If I wait long enough

on this bench all alone

I hope the Monsters find me


before the Medical Examiner does

and the Funeral directors show up

and take me to a home.

Just Like Grandma

RDP Saturday: Kaleidoscope

Andrew Wyeth

The girl in the backseat of the Jeep had her forehead pressed against the window, but she wasn’t watching the view fly by.

Not that it wasn’t a nice view-the girl’ s family lived by the ocean and the drive up to the bluff where their family home was looked like something out of a commercial with people sitting on a porch in warm fuzzy sweaters with cups of steaming hot chocolate in their hands.

She sighed and when she did her Dad pounced on her heavy sigh with both feet. ” Just watch the attitude. I mean. it. ” he turned to her Mother who was driving and said. ” I swear to God she has your Mother’s big mouth. ”

Her Mother pounced on Dad’s barb- and thorny or not she landed on it with both feet. ” Oh sure. Blame it on my Mom. You know where she get’s that evil eye that she’s using on us right now? Well she got it from your Mother, Hombre. ”

The girl snickered and closed her eyes.


” Are you listening to us? ” her Father barked at his daughter. ” I swear to God, we need to get you a hearing aid because YOU CAN NEVER HEAR A DAMN THING WE SAY TO YOU. ”

” Listening to what? ” She did not point out that the entire Pacific Coastline could have heard the both of them.

” We’re talking about your awful attitude. ”

” Fine. I got it. I’m sorry. I’m listening. ”

The girl took a little inventory so as to better put her attitude in place.

First of all, her parents name her Idette. Second of all they named her Idette and thirdly ….they named her Idette. If you don’t think she was socially damned from the minute she was turned lose on the world then you have about as much good sense as Idette’s parents when it comes to naming children.

” At least try to not be so sour when we get to your Grandmother’s. Try to be pleasant. You’re on notice Idette Varraso. You had better not be a rude little beast.”

Idette watched the Full Moon sailing up into the sky and she didn’t sigh.

She did howl though, just a little and very softly.