Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tantalyzing Tuesday Teaser, October 28, 2014 ~ Holly Does Halloween


It is Halloween Week and Tantalyzing Tuesday. How can anyone resist the combination and total indulgence those two evoke? I can not so I will not.

We each select a photo that inspires us and in 200 words or less write a piece of entertaining flash fiction about the photo. Easy-peasy, but not always. Here's mine. Have a quickie read and then dash over to the other author's offerings and indulge yourself all over again. They are listed like bats hanging from the rafters one-by-adorable one, of at the group links scattered like candy throughout the post.

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Holly Does Halloween
The sky, a deep yet vibrant hue of blue-black, was motionless under the shaded moonbeams that stretched across the silent landscape. Nothing moved, nor made a single sound. The crickets and whippoorwills, the oak leaves shed by weeping branches heavy under autumn clouds and tumbled broken twigs all lay still as though paralyzed by the silence.

It was the kind of hush that demanded a quicker step of purpose and determination to speed the arrival of one’s destination safely, yet perhaps still slightly unnerved.  Casting an anxious glance over a slightly quivering shoulder aided in the speed and lightness afoot.

It was as though an uneasy spell had been cast like a spider’s web over the chilled and barren earth as the night deepened to a purple velveteen backdrop. The mute shadows greeted the hocus-pocus of traditional three foot goblin trick-or-treaters who threw ridicule and humor in the face of the power of death. 

And then there was Holly…

No one does a stick like Holly. Even since she was a little girl, she just had a knack for it. And it showed in how she handled…and enjoyed...herself on All Hallows Eve.

The night had long since lost all mystery.
© Muffy Wilson

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8 comments :

  1. Great imagery! I love how you tied it up at the end! What a tease!

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    1. Thanks for the pic, Leann!! I loved it and had a ball with this teaser~~ You are such a dear. xo

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    2. I was just skimming pictures online and came across it. I immediately thought of you and had to send it. :)

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    3. You were so incredibly thoughtful to think of me. Love and lots of huggs. xo

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  2. Wonderful teaser. You really nailed halloween. The use of senses are superb, I could almost taste the night and see Holly. Your fabulous pic at the end tied it all together. Amazing!

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    1. Thank you, Naomi. So sweet of you to say. I had a lot of fun writing it. xo

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  3. Those are some pictures. The contrasting tone in the tease is interesting

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    1. Thanks, Angelica, it is supposed to be contrasting!

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