‘You want to go through the woods? Are you nuts?’
‘You think because it’s Halloween something bad will happen?’ Sam laughed and walked ahead.
Amy followed his torchlight. Clouds drifted across the sky blocking out the moonlight.
‘You never saw the Blair Witch Project?’ she shouted after Sam.
‘I did,’ he called back. ‘Terrible movie.’
A stick snapped. Amy jumped and shone her torch around. The trees made ominous shapes in the shadows she cast. When she looked back, Sam had disappeared.
‘Quit fooling around, Sam.’ There was no answer.
Idiot. If he wanted to spook her, she wasn’t going to hang around and play his game. ‘I’ll see you in school tomorrow.’ She carried on walking.
Behind a large tree stump, Sam tried to scream. The hand over his mouth stopped him. He felt the knife start to slit through the skin of his throat.
‘Funny,’ the voice whispered in his ear, ‘so much evil in the world already, why do we feel the need to invent witches and bogeymen?’
Written as part of Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. The challenge is to write a flash fiction story in around 150 words, based on the weekly photo prompt. Thanks as always to the challenge host Priceless Joy. For more information visit HERE.
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