Halloween Candy

Halloween Candy - Lyle Perez-Tinics

Four friends are out trick-or-treating the night of Halloween. As they pass by an old house, one that everyone thinks is haunted, one boy dares his friends to go in and spend 20 minutes in there. One friend accepts - and his prize will be the other three boys' candy bags. What can happen in just 20 minutes? And after?

 

I enjoyed this story. It has a really interesting storyline and some very creepy moments. I liked the four boys - they were written well. Unfortunately, the ending, though shocking, just wasn't enough of an ending for me. It was also rather abrupt - with a bit of cleaning up, a little more to the ending, and an editor, this could definitely be a 5 star short story.