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Halloween Story for the Contest

A chapter in the book 2023 Gypsy's Tanka

The Mirror

by Gypsy Blue Rose

Since she was a little girl, Sadie loved to dress up and pretend to be someone else. As an adult, she dressed up for her husband sometimes. He called her ‘my Sexy Sadie’. But besides sex games with her husband, she loved looking for the best Halloween Costume. It was the only night of the year she didn’t have to be a responsible teacher and dignified adult. 

As Sadie grew older, Halloween was just another day of the year. The only fun thing about it was trick-or-treating with her grandson, Tommy, and her daughter, Ellie. 

Tommy was excited from the minute he woke up.  He found the candy and had some.  The poor kid was running around like a tiny crack addict bouncing off the walls. He wore a Bluey costume and his mom wore a witch dress and pointy hat.

For some reason, Tommy and Ellie were ignoring Sadie.  She was trying not to take it personally, after all, he was only six years old and Ellie looked very upset. Her eyes were red and puffy. Maybe she had an argument with her husband.  Sadie always stayed out of their arguments.

Everybody was getting ready for trick-or-treating and nobody asked Sadie if she wanted to come along.  The previous night, Sadie didn’t sleep well and she was rather tired. She decided to settle in, get some popcorn, and watch her favorite scary movies.

The doorbell rang.  “Shit, I forgot about trick-or-treaters.”  She opened the door and had to smile at the little princess and the tiny pirate.  The weird thing was that they seemed disappointed, turned around, and left without getting candy. “What a hell … okay, more candy for me.”

On her way back to the sofa, she looked at the hallway mirror and gasped in horror.  She didn’t see her reflection, just an empty hallway.


Halloween Story contest entry

-Sexy Sadie is a Beattle's song

-Bluey is an Australian animated cartoon about a preschool dog and his family.

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