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Challenge #02477-F287: Fair Scare Tactics

The Havenworlders learn of the Human tradition of Halloween. Some Human nations have it as the day of the dead, some have it as All Hallow's Eve, either way, it's a lot of fun for the Humans, not so much for Havenworlders, and most other Deathworlders to be honest. As Humans get ready for their holiday with skulls, frightening movies, costumes, and treats, many nations tremble wondering what will happen when that festival arrived. -- DaniAndShali

This is Halloween! This is Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! -- Incredibly catchy Human festival song.

Humans have an incredible fascination with things that could kill them. So much so that they invent things that could kill them if they actually existed. They invent things to scare themselves with. Then, on a specific day of their calendar[1], they all decide to bring those fears into the open and celebrate them. The undead, the monsters of their assorted fictions, deadly beasts[2], or random concepts with the word 'sexy' tacked onto the front[3]... All of them come out when the Humans celebrate this one day of horror.

As the reader might understand, the whole 'fear factor' involved in that holiday does not mesh well with Havenworlders. This has lead to 'Deathworlder Zoning', so that resident Havenworlder populations can simply avoid all the weird Deathworlder horror elements scattered all over those areas.

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Post-Halloween ouchies

Halloween was a moderate success for Chaos [Mayhem skipped out because birthday party.

We went off to a more densely populated area and sought out every house with a front door light on. Chaos was happy enough to quit after one neighbourhood.

My feet are still mad at me. I haven't walked that much for a very long time [I used to crisscross the Brisbane City Centre on a regular basis] but haunting one neighbourhood with Chaos in tow was too much

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These are eight cells of a 64-cell page I made. All of those bitly links lead to one of the stories I have on Smashwords for free. Those...

These are eight cells of a 64-cell page I made. All of those bitly links lead to one of the stories I have on Smashwords for free.

Those stories are:

I printed five pages, and trimmed them into four-cell strips along the rows, and now have them in a little nest in case of haloweenies who can’t have sugar.

And if they can’t read, either,

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An announcement

Firstly, I would like to thank Neil Gaiman for the idea that wound its way into my head and did what ideas do best: mutate into near cthulu-esque proportions.

See, the kind and apparently flamingo-like Mr Gaiman came up with/publicised All Hallows Read, an event in which people who celebrate Halloween [and even those who choose not to] can give away a spooky book to friends, family or complete strangers.

So I wrote a completely new story. From go to whoa,

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