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On the Origins of Halloween | 50 Word Story

The cult leader reached the fields where her people toiled. They bowed as she approached.
“Family, our sacred book will now be replaced by…” Mother Rhapsody held up a triangle and struck a pure note. “This.”
As one the followers tore the pumpkins from the vines and flattened their leader.

On the Origins of Halloween | 50 Word Story
…and this, dear children, is the origin of Halloween.


I’m feeling Halloweeny and what better way to celebrate than by participating in @jayna’s fifty word story challenge.

This time the prompt was “pumpkin.” Some will tell you they know full well the true origins of Halloween. I hope this story proves that in reality we rarely know as much as we think we do.

— @thinknzombie

On the Origins of Halloween | 50 Word Story
On the Origins of Halloween | 50 Word Story
Top image courtesy of @bex-dk.

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One Comment

  1. I love this story. So much all rolled into one.

    Perhaps this is why triangles so often are among jack-o-lantern features?

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