Enjoy our first place winning story for our annual Halloween short story contest!
Written by Megan Cruz
Our elderly neighbors, Bill and Kay, jam-packed their property with junk. Dad called them collectors.
Collectors of cobwebs, maybe.
Halloween nights, they passed out expired cans of Pepsi instead of candy. So, most trick-or-treaters skipped the hoard.
Dad requested that I still drop by.
“They look forward to your visit.”
Inside, Kay approached the rusty security door in a stained nightgown.
The door creaked open.
Slumped behind her, enveloped in dust and gnats, Bill rested in an antique recliner. A maggot tumbled from his ear.
She smiled. “How precious you look!”
They never got rid of anything.