This is the final installment of Fall Fridays!
I think I’m going to do this every fall. I’ve really enjoyed it!
As the wonderful season of autumn / fall has started, I wanted to create an original writing prompt series to celebrate!
I invite everyone who sees this to participate, if you choose.
The idea is to look at the prompt, take at least five minutes on the Fridays during October 2019, and come up with a story/poem/scene, or whatever strikes your fancy with those words.
This has been extended from September! You can use the image at the top of this post – Just please make sure to credit it.
Here we go!
- October 4th: Corn Maze
- October 11th: Hay Ride
- October 18th: Football
- October 25th: Halloween
The bonfire made shadows across everyone’s faces. Allison shivered. Then, David stretched, and put his arm around her. She felt warmer.
They couldn’t remember whose idea it had been, but having a bonfire on Halloween was becoming a tradition. Everyone had outgrown trick-or-treating age-wise. Lucy was the only one, for now, stuck taking her younger siblings around the neighborhood. She’d promised Allison a text once her sisters and brother were back home, inevitably fighting over the candy.
Allison sighed as she felt David’s lips graze her forehead. She jumped slightly when she heard the neighborhood owl hoot into the night. Past Halloween nights varied in temperature, but this year, it was crisp, cold, and a bit spooky.
Allison jumped again when her phone buzzed.
Hey, Ally, I’m running late. My sister tore her princess dress and had the meltdown of meltdowns. Who else is there?
Allison smiled. David shifted slightly to let her text back.
No worries here. It’s just David and me so far. But, I think Scott and Jeremy will be here soon. You know Scott likes you.
Lucy rolled her eyes, and chuckled, amidst the chaos of her five siblings running around the house. She couldn’t leave just yet – No other adults were home yet. She perched on the couch, hoping her parents or older sister would hurry up and relieve her.
Scott’s cute, sure, but I like Jeremy better. I’m glad he’ll be there. Anyone else?
Allison was distracted. David had lifted her chin and they’d been making out since Lucy’s first text. His hands were everywhere. For once, Allison didn’t resist.
“I like this, David,” she breathed.
“So do I. Although, I think you’re getting a little warm. How about taking off your sweatshirt? Do you need help?”
Allison giggled. “Sure, I could use some help.”
The minute David started lifting her high school orchestra sweatshirt up, he gasped.
“David? What’s wrong?”
Cackling, Joker-like laughter followed.
“Damn it, Scott, you scared the bejesus out of me!”
Allison pulled down her sweatshirt, hoping no one else had seen her lacy bra.
Scott was lifting a Michael Myers mask, still laughing.
“Hoo boy, I got you good!”
Jeremy was behind him, carrying a six-pack. David was a bit confused – None of them were 21. But, David also knew better than to ask a lot of questions.
“Damn, Scott. I screamed like a girl.”
Allison socked him in the arm. “Hey! Don’t say that.”
Scott laughed again. “He’s not wrong, Ally.”
She rolled her eyes. “Still, it’s not a nice thing to say. especially in the presence of women.”
Scott chortled. “Whatever, Miss Feminist.”
Allison knew Scott was trying to rattle her cage. But, she didn’t like it. He’d been teasing her since first grade.
David sat up, and Allison straightened.
Allison opened her mouth, about to tell them about Lucy and her texts.
In the direction of Lucy’s house, there was another scream.
After the scream, they only heard the crackle and pop of the raging bonfire.
Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂