“This way, this way!”
Charlie followed the skeleton.
“What’s your name?” he asked, in between breaths.
“My friends used to call me Marion, once upon a time… And you?”
“Charmed, I’m sure! Now, quickly! No time for dilly-dallying!”
“Where are we going?” whispered Charlie.
“Away from him. Away from them. Bad, bad – they’re all bad!”
Marion stopped and placed a skeletal hand on his shoulder. Charlie shivered. “Why, the other dead, of course! Today is their day. I—well, our day, I suppose… And if they catch you—oh, no!” He squeezed. “You have to hide!”
This is part fourteen of a larger story for Halloween. All sections are in the form of a 99-word story. Check back tomorrow for part fifteen!