#Flash Fiction Challenge for Carrot Ranch Literary Community #Poetry


October 31: Flash Fiction Challenge


October 31, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about the Day of the Dead. It can be the Mexican holiday, a modern adaptation of it, a similar remembrance, or something entirely new. Go where the prompt leads!




A day of celebration, joy, painted faces

Sweet scent of marigold

Calling the spirits to join in the moment

Food, drink, sweet candy

after their long journey

For three thousand years the dead have been returning

To dance with their families once more

Many will keep the candy skulls in their home all year for good luck

While others visit the graves placing picnic blankets

To sit a while remembering happy days together

Halloween fits in here,

with the dead allowed to return on the 31st of October

We often forget it’s not just about candy

It’s about love…


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