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Tonight is the final story on our countdown to #Halloween! Go read Attack of the Living Gnomes by another talented young, debut author, Molly Mac, with Elysabeth Williams!
Deep inside an overgrown forest, far away from people, lived eight gnomes. Their home was normal enough – a red and white polka dotted mushroom-esque style, complete with a lazy, spiraling flume of fireplace smoke wafting from the chimney. The candle lights inside cast a warm, golden inviting glow that simply whispered homelike comfort. Somehow all eight gnomes were comfortable living together under one roof instead of spread out. They were solitary creatures, never having been to the ends of their forest.
“Do you like chocolate? Well, they do too.It sweetens the blood of greedy little hogs.Eat candy at bedtime and they’ll come for you.You can’t hide from the Lollywogs.”Scotty glared at his dad. “Nice try, Dad. There’s no such thing as Lollywogs.”Scotty’s dad had been reciting that tired old poem every Halloween for as long as Scotty could remember. It scared him when he was little, sure, but he was eleven-and-a-half now.“Besides,” Scotty said, holding up the candy from his plastic Jack-o-lantern bucket. “It’s one Tootsie Roll. Eating one Tootsie Roll doesn’t make me a greedy little hog.”
Tonight’s creeptastic story is White Figure by Cerridwen Williams. She’s one of 13 Stories ‘Til Halloween’s youngest talents this season, and we know you’ll love her debut story as much as we do!
It was darker than dark that night. Andrea was home alone.