A Halloween Short Story

A Halloween Short Story

by Elizabeth Voss & Peter Tackaberry

Craving a true scare on Halloween, sisters Harper and Adeline dare to go trick or treating at the lone house on the bluff. Whispered rumors have it that for those who can make it—through the darkness and past the dogs—the lady there offers the most unusual treats. When the sisters' bravery is rewarded with a choice, younger Adeline grabs a handful of ordinary candy. But Harper is tempted by mischief. If Harper accepts the more unusual treat, is she prepared for the most unusual consequences?


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Publisher: Cemetery Dance Publications (October 22, 2012)
Print Length: 15 pages

TREATS FOR ADELINE ~ available here


Not too frightened by the walk-through at Mayor Barton's mansion, seven-year-old Adeline asks her sister, Harper, "what's next." So she decides to take her Trick-or-Treating at the house of "The lady on the bluff." On the way, Harper tells her sister how the lady on the bluff gives the most unusual treats. One time, it was a basket of puppies, this time, the treat seems a bit odd, but it leads to something horrible.Treats For Adeline is a treat for the reader as well. A completely original story that's fun and well written from beginning to end. Well worth a read. - 5 Stars - Frank R. E.

Treats for Adeline is a low key, understated horror story, more Shirley Jackson/M.R. James/Val Lewton than splatter. It's the perfect little Halloween aperitif! - 4 Stars - Joan M.

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