The Ultimate Halloween Adventure

Halloween Half-Pagers: 1) The Houses on Blackbird Street


Brady, Archie, and Dan stood on the corner of Fortune Avenue and Blackbird Street. Brady shivered in anticipation of the plan that his buddies agreed on. It was Halloween night and they were about to trick or treat on the dreaded Blackbird Street. Growing up, they had all heard stories about the street. How almost nobody ever went there on Halloween, and that the few fools that did were never heard from afterwards. Brady, the bravest of the bunch, had made it his mission in life to find out if there was any truth to the rumors and he vowed to make it through the entire street.

The day before he had done a little research, there were only eight houses in the very small cul-de-sac, and all the houses were old, built in the early twentieth century. He could not find any record of ownership on any of them, but standing there, he could easily see that they were all occupied. The homes had lights on and even had decorations. Licking his lips, he thought of all the candy waiting at those houses and nodded to his friends. It was time for some trick or treating. As they entered Blackbird Street a shiver ran down their backs, this Halloween was going to be a scary one.

….John Kohlbrenner……