The School of Halloween Horrors by Melissa Brown

“Gather around, fiends, ghouls, bats and…”

“Bellends.”

“Lucy, that is not appropriate.”

“...for tonight on this bone chilling All Hallows Eve we shall hear the tale of the notorious, NAY the infamous Betsy Bloomer!” 

“Oh piss off..” 

“Language Connor!”

“Well, at least give her a name like, Barnabus or Vlad.” 

“Have patience child, for names can be deceiving, even a rose can draw blood…”

“Your mums a rose.”

“Thank you Candice. What you may not know is that Betsy Bloomer was…”

“Aren’t bloomers, old fashioned knickers sir?” 

“...was something other than living, something other than deceased.” 

“What's deceased?” 

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“My career apparently.” 

#FLASHFICTION101 October 2020 SHORTLISTED ENTRY