Roald Dahl (A Tribute to his Life and Talent)

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(13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990)

Roald Dahl was a British author and fighter pilot who fought in the Second World War. Dahl wrote a total of 19 children’s books throughout his decades-long writing career, earning several awards and his books selling more than 250 million copies worldwide. Read More »

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Two Sentence Halloween Short Stories

Happy Halloween, witches and demons!

May your cauldrons be overflowing with chocolate and your window sills be lined with pumpkins…Enjoy these two sentence stories.

I wake up at midnight to check on my newborn baby and strangely, I can’t hear him crying or whimpering. When I enter his bedroom, the crib is empty and a chilling voice comes from behind me, “Mummy.”

I usually liked sleeping with my back facing the closet. That was until I was sent a photo of my sleeping form, taken through the door shutters.

She was sobbing on their bed alone then suddenly felt a cold arm wrap around her shoulders and her boyfriend whisper, “Don’t cry, my darling.” But she buried him in their garden last week.

Looking in the mirror, I see a bloody face with a broken jaw, dirty hair, ripped clothes and a right arm hanging loosely from its socket. I lift a shaking hand to my clean face and notice the clock behind my busted reflection: 12:30pm, this is me in an hour.

I place the shoebox on my lap and riffle through its contents of private close-ups, wide angles, coloured and grayscale photos. Why has my wife taken all these photos of our neighbour’s daughter?

His eyes zoomed in on the girl standing near the corner of the conveyor belt and grinned to himself, he has finally found his next victim. Her suitcase would later be labelled as ‘unclaimed’.

Mummy and Daddy brought home a little boy last week. Sometimes I wake up to find him standing over my bed holding a pillow.

Screaming before falling asleep comforts him. It reminds him that he is still alive, unlike the decaying body beside him.

I watch anxiously as the planchette leads my fingers across the board, ‘J’ ‘O’ ‘I’, a crash from the flat upstairs briefly breaks my concentration and when I look back at the board, my hand is now resting on ‘E’. A cold presence washes over me, I feel a tongue flicker against my ear like a snake, “JOIN ME” and a hand clamps over my mouth silencing my screams.

I enjoy getting praises especially during halloween for my realistic decorations, my personal favourite is the family of skeletons hanging from the tree in my front garden. On a related note, their house next door is now for sale.

What scary two sentence stories can you come up with? 🙂 Let me know!

Two Sentence Stories

I spent days rewriting and perfecting my vows. But I never got to say them aloud.

Spent 17 hours in labour with twins. Only took one home.

My girlfriend and best friend were found in a car crash with suitcases and my dog in the back seat. I still cry at night for my dog.

I watched as they sentenced my mother to 10 years in prison. As she disappeared through the doorway, I let out a sigh of relief.

A bouquet of a dozen red roses. One for each hour they were married.

I could hear everything that was happening around me. But they couldn’t hear me screaming to not turn off life support.

He called his Mum to tell her that he and his kids are no longer visiting this weekend. She blew the candles on her birthday cake alone.

She watched as her husband was laid to rest. No-one noticed the small smirk on her face or the fact that her sister was crying harder than his mother.

A couple told their 12 years old son that they were getting a divorce. They heard him on the phone planning a party later that night.

I sent her a text saying, ‘See you at home’ and immediately got the reply, ‘Can’t wait.’ She was buried last week.

What do you think? What 2 Sentence Stories can you come up with? 🙂 I am excited to know!