Spooky Halloween graveyard in fog

The Graveyard Shift

Leaves crunch underfoot. Too noisy now but useful ground cover later. Tommy still doesn’t think this is the best place. Tough. This is where we’re putting him. Get digging. He does. A dog walker passes on the top path. We wave. It’s Hallowe’en; she thinks we’re doing something ghoulish. We are. We’re burying her husband.



Jane Cooper.

  • http://www.austinbriggs.com Austin Briggs

    An interesting mix of setting, thoughts and even speech — and a powerful punchline, of course.

  • Sandra-Jane Goddard

    I like the way that your matter-of-fact style suits the business-like action in this story.

  • Robert Wills

    Gah!!! Perfect cover for a heinous crime. Excellent.

  • Diana Feltner

    Creepy! I like it!

  • Alan Barker

    This would make an excellent trailer for a black and white horror film. Really effective and spine chilling.

  • Caster

    good stuff!!