Spooktober 2022 Day 15: Haunt

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You got lost a lot. Like a whole lot. Like so, so much, that I had to start leading the way on your walk home.

But then, of course, you came to depend on me.

“Haunt?” you whispered. You hunched on your friend’s front porch, eyes wide. “You there?”

At first, I thought I’d spooked you, so I hung back.

You shuffled your feet, peering into the night toward your house. Haunting you got boring real quick.

“Um. Can you show me the way again?”


Fine. I flashed twice on the path ahead.

Grinning, you scampered in my wake.

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