Thursday, November 1, 2012
The House On Cottage Lane - by Ronald Malfi - A Halloween short
Cemetery Dance Publications continues their 13 Days of Halloween with The House On Cottage Lane, a Halloween short from Ronald Malfi.
Brian grew up near the Toomey family. They were "always taking in weirdos." His father referred to them as "troubled kids," but Brian failed to see the difference.
One time it was a girl around his age, eleven or twelve, and they were digging up night crawlers in the back yard and she bit him on the bicep for no reason.
Then there was Oliver, despite Oliver's strangeness, his father was always wanting Brian and his friends to include Oliver in their activities. So when Halloween came and it was time to Trick-or-Treat, along came Oliver "dressed as a ghost. A single sheet covered his body, with two holes punched out for the eyes."
What happens at The House On Cottage Lane is the crux of the story and it's a story that works on every level. Kids being kids with unfortuate results. Highly reccomended.
The House On Cottage Lane is part of the 13 Days of Halloween from Cemetery Dance and is available, right now from Amazon and BarnesandNobel.com.