Never Better: a Halloween Story

Great Halloween story.

Nicholas C. Rossis

Following this blog’s tradition, this is this year’s Halloween story. Enjoy!

Never Better

African Mask | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books African Mask Print by S.J. Fleck (fineartamerica.com)

“Hey, Pat.”

The sun in my eyes blinds me as I squint to see Anne approach. “Hey.”

She throws her bag onto the grass and sits down beside me with a little hop. “So, are you going to Sarah’s Halloween party?”

I let out a growl and roll my eyes to remind Anne how I feel about my nemesis. “Sure.”

“What are you dressing up as? I’ll dress up as Vampirela,” she continues at her usual machinegun speed before I can answer. She claws her fingers to strike a threatening pose. “Argh!”

I chuckle, her silly mirth contagious. “I haven’t picked up anything yet.”

“Well, you’d better hurry. Only three days left till Saturday. Why don’t you—” A bell’s shrill ring interrupts her. “Oops, gotta fly. Don’t wanna be late…

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