Friday, October 30, 2020

Spooky FFF and Nature Friday

Today is Aunty-Yam's Final Fiction Friday and Rosy's Nature Friday. We have a spooktacular tail  tale for you today, inspired by events from our real lives!

It was the type of day where the mist swallowed you up and you could disappear.
We had to use our noses and follow the deer had run, as we entered the woods surrounding our house.
It was eerily quiet. The only sound was the crunching of the leaves underfoot.

Suddenly from a distance, we heard a rhythmic tap, tap, tap. As we made our way through the misty woods,  it grew louder and louder. TAP, TAP, TAP. TAP, TAP, TAP. It was followed by a maniacal laugh! Our hearts stopped.  Then out of the tree, the pileated woodpecker dove over our heads and out of sight,  leaving a wake of destruction behind. 

Cautiously we pressed on. The smell of autumn decay, a bouquet of aromas for our senses. The quiet continued for some time. The crunching leaves, the occasional flapping of wings the only sounds. 

As we rounded the bend toward home, we heard it. The long howl of a distance cousin, likely a coyote. Dogs, we didn't know existed in the neighbourhood barked. The coyote howled again. It sounded closer.
We quickened our pace and soon made it back to our house. 

Safe for now . . . . .


  1. Hari OM
    &*<>... oh this was a SUPERY-DUPERY tale for FFF and scenes for NF... simply scrumptious!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  2. oh my... we are glad you made it home.. close da door and turn the lights on... and eat some snacks for da nerves...

  3. So glad you all made it home safe after your adventure. It felt a little spooky reading it and I kept trying to decide was it true or fiction. I'm thinking this one is true

  4. That sure is a spooky tale. Those woodpeckers sure can be loud. We have them here too.

  5. "Safe for now" you say. Don't leave your readers hanging like this!

  6. We love this story! Glad you made it back safe.

  7. What a wonderful story: suspense, fog, things going tap tap tap in the woods.
    OH I am 87 kinds of jealous you saw a pileated woodpecker. What an true honor.
    Tell Lady you pups are lucky
    Hugs and Happy Halloween Eve

  8. Very cool story, and so appropriate for this weekend:)

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber (via Safari:)

  9. Ooooh, that was SO exciting, we felt all nervous and shivery at the thought of those noises.

  10. Great Halloween tale 🎃 Love those colorful leaves.

  11. OMD...That was spooky!!! We are glad you made it back to the house unharmed!!

  12. Prettiest leaves ever! We are happy you're home safe and sound. Howling scares us!

    Love and licks,

  13. Looks like fall and great place to celebrate Halloween.
    Stay Safe and Coffee is on


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