Wickeds, give us your opening lines for a story, inspired by the photo below.
As we have done all month, there’s a giveaway for one lucky commenter below.
Edith/Maddie: “Hey, pal!” I yelled at the dude – my brother – trying to make a break for it. “It’s the Day of the Dead, and that means you’re supposed stay dead. Listen, I brought your favorite vodka and cookies. Now be a good corpse and get back into that coffin.”
Barb: “Honestly, I thought the zombie apocalypse would be a lot scarier.”
Liz: “I told my new boyfriend he could invite his friends to the party. I should’ve kept my mouth shut.”
Sherry: My grandmother’s grave looked terrible. Then I realized the cemetery was working with a skeleton crew.
Julie: Honestly, if it’s not one thing it’s another. We finally get Uncle Fred six feet under now we have to worry about him showing up as one of the undead? I told them we should have cremated the SOB.
Jessie: The fact that her husband always insisted on going overboard with the Halloween decorations had been a serious bone of contention in their marriage. She thought that while it was unlikely he was content that his life had ended so unnaturally, he would have been cheered to know his skeleton contributed so prominently, if anonymously to the holiday display.
Readers: Add your own lines. One lucky commenter will win a Snowden Family Clambake tote bag and a signed copy of The Death of an Ambitious Woman.
What do you mean were suppose to stay down below but there’s a huge party down the street and I’m in the mood to party.
Exactly. Why stay put when there’s fun around?
I thought it was Night of the Living Dead or is this the sequel Day of the Living Dead? Where is my cross!! Thank you for this chance at your giveaway. pgenest57 at aol dot com
The Day of the Living Dead. Fantastic.
Knock, knock, anyone home down there? I heard there was a party.
Everyone got quite a kick out of the Halloween display at the local cemetery, until the neighbors noticed one of the corpses was rotting a little too realistically.
A murder mystery!
It was a typical set for a death metal band video until the dead actually began to rise…
This one made me laugh out loud.
Morgan didn’t realize that trying to recreate a cemetery from his past and adding some horror movie touches would lead to it coming to life come sundown bringing terror and mayhem to his small town.
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I loved to visit the cemetery to look at the old historical headstones, but I didn’t expect to see my friends hanging out there.
Several different ways to interpret this one.
Oh yippie! Whack-a-mole 2.0!
Did you see what the Joneses did in their back yard for Halloween, Elrod?
No matter how competitive you are, Elrod, we are NOT going to outdo them…I said NO, and I mean NO! Luis at ole dot travel
Those neighborhood competitions can get out of control!
Still puzzles me why the town council turned down the offer to use our yard for the village Easter egg hunt.
Anybody seen Ollie?
He’s late! (In more ways than one!)
I knew I needed inspiration for this year’s Halloween decorations, but I didn’t anticipate getting them in May. Someone has a macabre sense of humor, or is it an omen?
Definitely an omen, he-he-he–
“I said I wanted to PLAY dead, not BE dead. Nobody listens anymore”
if someone was offering me food, drink, and companionship, i would hang around rather than moving into towon
I think towm might be safer.
I’m laughing at so many of these. Here’s mine:
I was enjoying the fun Halloween decorations until I realized that the corpse was all too real.
(No need to enter me in the giveaway.)
I have laughed at so many of these! Plus yours!
The start of a murder mystery.
I thought working the graveyard shift meant only working at night, it is true that there is no rest for the wicked.
Only working at night–LOL.
Did somebody say there’s a party about to happen???
Ha! That would be some party!
I was strolling though the cemetery this merry month of May. Shocking!
That would be shocking!
Oops , are we in the right cemetery for grandma?
I hope not!
Oh my goodness! I knew I shouldn’t have watched the cult classic “Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things.” Now I am seeing things!
Not quite what I expected it would be like when I got here. Didn’t know it would be party time! Thought I would be six feet under.
What do you mean, I’m not invited! I live here too!
“I told you Grandpa would be mad you buried him in the wrong tie.”
They all thought I was dead. Won’t they be surprised.
Sounds like a fun party!
That is the last time I go to a Halloween party with frat boys. I never dreamed that while I was asleep thay would put me as part of their decorations.
This is my life as a Halloween baby! Same party theme EVERY YEAR!!
Hahaha. As a Christmas baby I get this.
To think my family refused to listen to me when picking a plot for mom & dad. I kept telling them, “Location, Location, Location!!”
Why wasn’t I invited? Too much flesh on my bones?
I was an extra in the movie The Night of the Living Dead. They told me I looked much too realistic and couldn’t use me! Say what???!
I said I was dead tired. Not dead. Dead tired. You never listened.