Is it Time? – Halloweensie entry

I have been eagerly awaiting this year’s Halloweensie contest after receiving an honourable mention for my entry in 2019. This year’s brief was to write a 100 word halloween story that includes the words skeleton, mask and creep (or variations of). Here is my attempt:

Is it Time? (87 words)

Ben secured his mask in place and entered the room.

He gasped.

His mum was on the bed; a skeleton of her former self.

She looked gaunt and pale, like the life had been sucked out of her.

Ben tried not to look away, but found eye contact hard.

“Is it time?” he asked, hesitantly.

“Yes,” his mum whispered, her eyes red. “It’s time.”

A smile crept over Ben’s face.

“Thank goodness,” he said. “Now let’s go trick or treating!

Your make-up looks great by the way!”

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