Happy Halloween! Let’s celebrate by writing about trick-or-treating. Keep reading to see today’s full writing prompt and my completed version of it.

Today’s Writing Prompt: Trick-or-Treat

Today, write about a character who goes trick-or-treating. But make sure the ending to what you write is surprising or unexpected in some way.

Completed Version of Today’s Writing Prompt

Trick-Or-Treat, by K.E. Creighton

Bobby had been trick-or-treating dozens of times before. But never by himself. Because he had always been too young before. Or so his mother had told him. But this year he was twelve and was allowed to go solo from door to door. And he was going to take full advantage of this newly established freedom.

Bobby thought himself very clever. He had devised a plan to bring two separate masks along with him trick-or-treating. That way, he could go to all of the same houses twice for more candy to sell later. Bobby didn’t want a ton of candy to eat himself. No way. That was for babies who could rot their teeth out because they would lose them all in a year or two anyway. And he was no baby. Not anymore. He was an entrepreneur!

At first, his plan was working pretty well. For three blocks, he hit all the houses on each side of the block once, then would switch masks and go down the same block again following the same route.

His plan unraveled, however, when he reached the Petersons’ house for the second time.

When he rang the Petersons’ doorbell, a bucket of fake blood he hadn’t noticed hovering above him dumped out onto his head. It oozed down his face and neck, onto his white shirt and jeans.

When Bobby cleared the fake blood from his eyes, he noticed a string attached to the now-empty bucket above his head and followed it until he saw who was holding the other end. His father, now laughing hysterically, was holding the other end of the string attached to the bucket.

In between bouts of laughter, his father said, “I got a call about twenty minutes ago from Mr. Thompson about what you were up to, and then one from Mrs. Jackson. And then another from Stan. So it looks like it’s going to be nothing but tricks for the rest of the night for you, buddy.”

[All Rights Reserved by K.E. Creighton and Creighton’s Compositions LLC. The above work is a piece of fiction. All names and locations referred to are the product of the author’s imagination and are used entirely for fictional purposes. Any similarities to real-life persons or places are purely coincidental.]

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