Six Sentence Sunday—First Real Halloween

My Spooktoberfest post is here.

This week’s Six Sentence Sunday is another Halloween story, from Part IV of my contemporary historical Bildungsroman Little Ragdoll. It’s Halloween 1972, and 18-year-old Adicia feels rather sad to see her 13-year-old sister and little nieces and nephew in costumes. Growing up, she and her siblings were cheated out of a lot of things, including real celebrations of all the holidays. Now that she’s finally out of poverty, she’s afraid she’s too old.

Then her sister-in-law Lenore comes to the rescue as she’s so often done over the years.


“I guess I’m too old,” Adicia says sadly when Justine returns dressed in a pink dress with black and neon blue fairy wings attached to the back. “I don’t even have a costume.”

“Why don’t you try on some of my clothes?” Lenore suggests. “Come upstairs with me and we’ll see if we can’t find you a makeshift costume.  I’ve got a lot of clothes that could work as a Gypsy or Bohemian costume.  Most people probably wouldn’t peg you for eighteen anyway.”

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