“He what?” hissed The Collector.
“Hhheeeeee tooooollllld thhheeee booooooyyyyy—”
“Yes, I got that! My God, you lot talk slowly!”
“Enough. Where did he take him?”
The ghost pointed further into the cemetery.
“That damned skeleton… I knew I should have—” But he didn’t get to finish his sentence, for that was when Marion jumped out of the shadows, brandishing an ancient broadsword.
“En garde!” cried the skeleton, as he struck a battle pose. “This is one child whom you shall not consume!”
The Collector burst out laughing. “You never learn…”
He drew his scythe.
This is part sixteen of a larger story for Halloween. All sections are in the form of a 99-word story. Check back tomorrow for part seventeen!