The Perfect Halloween Story

A few days late, but totally worth the read.

Nicholas C. Rossis

The Raven Witch of Corfu | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's bookI hadn’t scheduled something for Halloween, as I hadn’t really found something appropriate this year. Then, I came across this short story by Kittenwhiskers on Tumblr and I fell in love. Even though Halloween is now officially over, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

First, the writing prompt by Writing Prompts:

You’re in charge of assigning every child on Earth the monster under their bed. One childin particular has caused every monster assigned to him/her to quit. You decide to assign yourself.

And now Kittenwhiskers’ short story:


Case: #273402
Status: Disastrous.

I stare at the file and realize I have no options, over the last 2 years every monster assigned to Charlotte Dower has quit, every last one. Her first monster; a giant goldfish-faced humanoid named Bubba, had been with her for four years, and then she wasn’t scared of him anymore. After…

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About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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2 Responses to The Perfect Halloween Story

  1. Many thanks for sharing, Charles. I, too, loved it 🙂


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