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The Halloween Countdown

A Haunting Tale of Shadows and Spirits

By Amber BristowPublished 8 months ago β€’ 1 min read
Top Story - October 2023
The Halloween Countdown
Photo by Kenny Eliason on Unsplash


Four days 'til Halloween, shadows start to creep,

In the quiet of the night, while most of us sleep.

The moon casts eerie glimmers, through branches bare and stark,

As darkness wraps around us, like a shroud, so cold and dark.


Three days 'til Halloween, a whisper in the wind,

Unseen spectres lurking, as the veil begins to thin.

A chill runs down your spine, as the unknown draws near,

And ghostly apparitions, bring forth a sense of fear.


Two days 'til Halloween, the world begins to change,

Mysterious and unsettling, it starts to rearrange.

A feeling of foreboding, a sense of looming dread,

As the spirits of the night, awaken from the dead.


One day 'til Halloween, the anticipation grows,

Candles flicker in the dark, as the autumn wind bestows,

A sense of macabre wonder, a thrill mixed with unease,

For tomorrow is the night, when the monsters aim to please.


On Halloween itself, the darkest hour is here,

Ghosts and ghouls and witches, their presence conjure fear.

They sing twisted melodies, as they dance all day and night -

Lock your doors and close the blinds, your terrors are coming to life.

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Comments (14)

  • Test8 months ago


  • Mother Combs8 months ago


  • So, so clever. Congrats on top story

  • Nice and Congratulations on your Top StoryπŸŽ‰πŸ’―πŸ˜‰

  • Gerald Holmes8 months ago

    This is wonderful. I think I will be reading this to my granddaughters. Congrats on a great Top Story.

  • Kenny Penn8 months ago

    Fantastic poem! Halloween is my favorite Holiday and you really brought it to life for me. Great job and congrats on top story

  • Lana V Lynx8 months ago

    This was very creative. Halloween is my least favorite holiday, I must admit, and this plays directly to my mood.

  • Margaret Brennan8 months ago

    omg, this is FANTASTIC!. Oh congratulations on Top Story, but this is beyond top!! GREAT writing.

  • Rene Peters8 months ago

    I love this! I had slight chills reading it. It was fun! Congrats on top story too!

  • Abdullah8 months ago

    Beautiful this was so fun

  • Zara Blume8 months ago

    Beautifully done, although I’d open my door wide and let them in. 🀍

  • Test8 months ago

    Congratulations on achieving top story status!Well done!

  • Oooo, this was so creative and fun! I loved it!

  • JBaz8 months ago

    I picture this with as a narrator reading it for an illustrated movie short plays. awesome

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