Friday, October 30, 2015

FFHT - Halloween Eve by Hailey

Today I am participating in Murphy and Stanley's FFHT. The rules are simple, write a post using the target sentence. I hope you enjoy my spooky tail! 

It was a dark and stormy night, the wind was howling, and if I hadn't been on my Prozac, I would have dug a hole through the wall.

I was pacing the floor  resting peacefully when I heard a tap at the door. It was very faint and at first I thought it just the wind. I quickly realized something was there.

Pushing my fear away, I raced like a mad woman carefully went to the door. There was no one there. Only the jack-o-lateen sitting on the porch, the light dancing in the wind. I turned to go back to bed, when I heard the tapping again. I turned and again nothing was there. This repeated several times until finally, I had enough and was leaving the front door area to go curl up in bed.

As I was about to enter my bedroom, the light from the pumpkin caught my eye. There was Red John, the evil Red Squirrel, standing, holding the jack-o-lateen over his head. It looked like he was going to throw it at the house.

I set of my bark alarm, which drew the attention of my people. They slow and reluctantly in a grump, came racing to see what was wrong. They saw the jack-o-lateen laying on it's side. "The wind" they said, as they blew out the candle and brought it in.

I knew the truth. Red John was going to use the jack-o-lateen as a Malotov cocktail. If I hadn't been so alert, that wily squirrel may have gotten the best of us. And that my friends is why "After that I never turned my back on another pumpkin."


  1. Hari OM
    Hailey you are a HEROINE!!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  2. Hey Hailey!
    Wow, super FFHT story and very spooky! Can't turn your back on those pesky squirrels either. BOL Great job protecting your territory.
    Grr and a Spooky Woof,
    Sarge, Furiend

  3. wow you are a hero!!!! Red John alone is scary enough but armed with a molotov pumpkin he is the nightmare in the furs... fortunately you barked the evil thing away ... hope his ears still vibrate from your barks...

  4. OMD, you saved your family and they didn't even recognize it!!

  5. OMD, you saved your family and they didn't even recognize it!!

  6. Hailey you are the bravest girl I know. Bless your heart for putting your families safety first....
    pumpkins are not to be trusted...they are all smiley but we can see evil lurking in their eyes
    hugs madi your bfff

  7. Oh Hailey you are so smart, I will never ever look at another pumpkin without thinking of that wiley guy!!
    stella rose

  8. Those squirrels can't trust 'em

  9. Hailey you are a halloween hero!!!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  10. Very scary. Maybe the should be Jack-o-Latrines....BOL! You could show them who's the boss!

  11. AAAAAHHHH!!! Wow that was scary....your peeps are lucky to have you Hailey, even if THEY thought it was the wind!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  12. Oh, that Red John sounds very dangerous you better keep an eye on him.

  13. Cocoa does not like squirrels at all!! Happy Halloween.

  14. BOL! We loved your story, especially that first line cuz we knew it would be scary!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  15. Oh my gosh. We became so scared when we pictured Red John

  16. Oh my gosh. We became so scared when we pictured Red John

  17. Wow that was scary, you are so brave.

    Happy Halloween

    Ziggy Out!!

  18. What a brave and wise dog you are, and you really saved the day!! Great job!

  19. PAWsome!!! Hope you had a pawsome Halloween. Golden Woofs


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