A: Come play with us at the Community Storyboard for my response to the Ghost Prompt: The House at Carrick Close: Visitors for a ghostly prompt
D: Why are we venturing forth when the edits for Book 1 are not complete?
A: Um . . .
D: It’s the night before NaNo, A.
A: And all through the house. . . (Sorry, Papi, I had to – your poem is stuck in my head … and gave me a great idea for posts for the month of NaNo! Cheers for that!)
D: So sorry to interrupt your terribly one-sided parenthetical – Sheesh, you’d think you’d at least talk to me during those.
A: Not everything is about you, D.
D: . . . It’s not . . . ? I’m – I’m not sure what you mean, A.
A: Well, you remember Charlie–
D: Sticky little runt – he’s still eyeing up my dagger, A.
A: Oh my god, he’s six. Chill, D. It’s Halloween and as fun and annoying as you are, you’re not spooky. Charlie and Kate’s story is a ghostly tale and any time a creepy prompt comes up, they’re beside themselves when I don’t take up the challenge and give them a bit of an airing. Little do they know they’re cooped up in their little seaside cottage for a few years yet.
D: Diabolical laughter, A. Wasn’t it sinister enough? I can try again, because that is probably the scariest Halloween tale of terror any author can dream up!
A: Oh no, that was plenty sinister. Nice job, D. Just don’t take off your mask – we don’t want to terrify the readers.
D: What mask – this is my . . . Oh. I get it . Very funny, A (bloody woman).
A: Happy Halloween, D – Happy Halloween, everyone!