The vellichor she experienced in the bookstore immediately transitioned to horrific dread.

Her son was told not to wander off, but he did it anyway.

Seconds felt like hours, and as dialed the police, she heard her son call out and saw him waving in his ghost costume.

Word Count: 48

Prompted from Weekend Writing Prompt at: https://sammiscribbles.wordpress.com/2021/10/30/weekend-writing-prompt-233-vellichor/.

Prompted from Three Line Tales at: https://only100words.xyz/2021/10/28/three-line-tales-300/.

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Prompted from The Daily Spur Photo Prompt at: https://thedailyspur.wordpress.com/2021/10/29/portrait-of-a-girl/.

photo credit: Andrei Caliman via Unsplash

Prompted from Word of the Day Challenge at: https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2021/10/30/horrific/.

Prompted from Fandango’s One Word Challenge at: https://fivedotoh.com/2021/10/30/fowc-with-fandango-costume/.