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Halloween Writting Contest Entry 04

The following story was submitted as an entry in The Wanderer first annual Halloween Writing Contest.
The winner will be announced in the October 25, 2007 edition.
Stories will be posted on-line as they are available in print.

The Night of the Real Halloween

It was the night of All Hallow's Eve and I just finished trick-or-treating. I was walking home and the full moon was bright. My costume consisted of a skeleton mask, black gloves, and a long black cloak. I was hot so I took off my mask. My candy bag was full to the brim with the candy that I collected. The news said that there would be a lunar eclipse and just then the moon glowed blood red, but then it turned a deep, black velvet color. I smelled the Halloween magic in the air and ... Poof!

A howl sounded in the air. A woman screamed and a pack of baby creatures ran past me. I heard some mumbling coming from my hand. My mask was moving its mouth! I flung it away and ran as fast as I could. I looked up as I ran. Witch figures were flying across the moon. The moon was no longer black, but a deep purple with a skull on it. Ghouls and ghosts were floating and screaming. I was scared out of my mind!

I had to find my sister, Mari. I found her and her friend Rachel hiding in an alley. They were both princesses so they weren't affected by the spell. Suddenly, a vampire jumped in front of us. Mari screamed as the vampire crept closer, and closer, and closer and ... a kid dressed as a clove of garlic came running at the vampire. He hissed and disappeared into the night.

We ran through the town. Finally, my house came into sight ... yes! Then, the lunar eclipse ended. The ghosts stopped floating, the ghouls stopped howling, the witches landed and they turned back into humans. The baby creatures turned back, too, and started crying for their mommies. Even the little garlic person grew a head hole.

I walked into my house, up the stairs, went into my room, and went to sleep. What an exciting night, the night of the real Halloween!