Saturday Centus – Wk#131 – Prompt: photo – 100 words – “Trick!”

30 Oct

What darkness treads the world this eve of All Hallows day? The ghouls in costumed splendour trick or treat their way door to door.

A shadowy figure watches the passing scene, its eyes intent on possible prey. Many pass. It pays no heed then a twinkle is seen in its eyes.

Five children, older than the others, stop some smaller and steal their treats. The bullies laughing, the figure steps from the shadows.

“Trick!” it calls.

Five little pumpkins touched by dawn’s first light, the spell is broken. The bullies, a lesson learned but no one would believe their tale.


The photo prompt from the Centus site.


Posted by on October 30, 2012 in 2. Saturday Centus


4 responses to “Saturday Centus – Wk#131 – Prompt: photo – 100 words – “Trick!”

  1. Paul

    October 30, 2012 at 13:11

    Nicely done. Love the style of witing, the voice you chose.

    • Ross Mannell

      November 4, 2012 at 19:31

      Thanks for the comment.

      To fit the word limit, it’s sometimes necessary to play on words.

  2. Jenny Matlock

    November 13, 2012 at 04:16

    I always like your style, Ross!

    Clever way to use the picture!

    • Ross Mannell

      November 13, 2012 at 12:10

      Thanks for the comment.

      I’ve set out to make all of my blogs and writing G rated. Because of the numerous connections I have with schools and students around the world, I like to feel they can read anything I post. Rather than something scary, I thought a little lesson for Halloween bullies might make a good story. 🙂


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