A Frightening Halloween by Colin Kelly

A Drabble is a story with exactly 100 words. A Double-Drabble is a story with exactly 200 words.
Here we have a Double-Drabble for Halloween that we hope you’ll find double-frightening and double-fun.


It’s Halloween night.

A man is walking home alone late through the fog...

when behind him he hears:

Bump...

BUMP...

BUMP...

Walking faster, he looks back and through the fog he makes out the image of an upright casket banging its way down the middle of the street toward him.

BUMP...

BUMP...

BUMP...

Terrified, the man begins to run toward his home, the casket bouncing quickly behind him.

FASTER...

FASTER...

BUMP...

BUMP...

BUMP!

He runs up to his door, fumbles with his keys, opens the door, rushes in, slams and locks the door behind him.

However, the casket crashes through his door, with the lid of the casket clapping

clappity-BUMP...

clappity-BUMP...

clappity-BUMP...

bumping against his heels.

The terrified man runs.

Rushing upstairs to the bathroom, the man locks himself in. His heart is pounding; his head is reeling; his breath is coming in sobbing gasps.

With a loud CRASH the casket breaks down the door.

Bumping against the door jamb it continues clapping toward him,

clappity-BUMP!

The man screams and reaches for something, anything, but all he can find is a bottle of cough syrup!

Desperate, he throws the cough syrup at the casket...

and…

the coffin stops.

~~~ Happy Halloween! ~~~


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The original story was sent to me by my friend Duke Morgan. He found it while trolling on the internet. It has been modified for this story and Its use here is granted under the Creative Commons License. The included image is Copyright © 2014 by Colin Kelly (colinian). The original coffin image is Copyright © 2008 by Cheshire15 | freeimages. The original street scene image is Copyright © 2005 by zerocoolgs | freeimages. The images cannot be reproduced without express written consent. Codey's World web site has written permission to use these images. No other rights are granted.

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