Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me…
Coffin Hop Day 5!
Hey, it’s my birthday today, so I’ll be answering the siren’s call…to go skating! Yes, Tim is having a skating party to celebrate my 40th! It’s going to be awesome! Unfortunately that won’t leave me much time for making up business cards, comics, or photoshopping costumes…
But that’s okay. You’re here from the Coffin Hop & you’re probably more interested in the siren’s call of the macabre, aren’t ya? Well, lucky you. Siren’s Call ezine has recently published my horror short Lucian’s First Trick!
Have you ever wondered about that one house on your street that’s always dark at night? Lucian has. It’s his last Halloween as a trick-or-treater, and he goes next door to investigate…
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“’Sup, Peanut Boy? You get me any Reese’s Cups yet?” Elmo raised his fingers to his mouth in a crude gesture, wagging his tongue at Lucian and rendering his costume a sudden obscenity.
How many years had Elmo threatened Lucian because of his peanut allergy? Lucian did the math. He was eleven now, so…four years?
Lucian held up four fingers in Elmo’s direction. As the bully’s face registered delighted surprise, Lucian lowered each of three fingers, except for the middle one. He danced it around in the air, merrily for a moment, before putting it away as his dad looked up from the phone.
On the porch of the house next door, the light flickered on.
“Go on,” Lucian’s dad said. “Light’s on now.” In a whisper, he added “Maybe we’ll finally see what the old recluse looks like.”