For 2021 Halloween Challenge

‘You took your time last night,’ Charlie said, as I walked into the kitchen the next night.

I had slept for almost ten hours, and woke up to the smell of the Zombie pie cooked to perfection. Just on the right side of over done.

‘Got talking to Rory, he can tell quite a tale when he wants to, plus I got all the Halloween shopping done. Don’t forget it’s the party in a few days.’

‘How can I forget, it’s the only thing you’ve talked about for weeks.’

Charlie is definitely out for my blood this morning. Not only has she got out of the wrong side of the bed, but thrown out all the sheets too. I couldn’t blame her, I had promised to help with the cobweb hanging.

It is our version of spring cleaning; autumnal nesting. Once a year our cobwebs, spiders, and mice would be taken out of the cupboard, and given a dusting over. It is especially important this year because of the party.

‘I’ll be here all night tonight,’ I said, and hoped Rory would understand if I didn’t meet him later. Maybe if I help with the autumnal nesting I would be able to go. I quickly sent a text – might not be able to make it – let you know later.

I see her eyes soften, and she passed me over an extra strong coffee. ‘How is Rory these days?’

‘Full moon is always a busy time for him, but yea, he’s okay. He helped me with all my shopping, but he looked tired.’

‘Saw him on his way to the estate agents, more than I could stand, working with humans all day,’ Charlie said.

Sometimes I wanted to go out during the day, see what humans were like, but since I got older it was more difficult to function during the night. Even now all I wanted to do was go back and get more ugly sleep.

Published by writerravenclaw

I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.

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