Halloween Short Story YouChallenge

Horrorween Day 2 – Apple – YouChallenge Short Story

“Are we really going to do this?” He says nervously, looking towards her, she smiles, and he feels his heart beat, rapidly increase.

“Are you scared?”

“He said not to, out of everything, all of it, he only ever said, not to touch that, so, yeah, maybe I am.”

“Pathetic, how did I get paired with such a spineless weasel like you.”

“I don’t understand, I have a spine, and, you told me you loved me, was that a lie?”

“It wasn’t a question that needed any answers, and don’t act like you didn’t enjoy it. We both knew it was going to happen even if I didn’t tell you what you wanted to hear, so get off your high horse, and just fucking get up there and get it!”

A tear runs down his cheek, quickly followed by more, she rolls her eyes and places her hands on her hips.

“Enough with the water works honey, we both don’t want it to get nasty again, do we? Just get it down and I’ll do that thing you like.”

“Everything’s not about that, so don’t try and patronise me, it doesn’t suit you!” He says as he stamps his foot onto the ground.

“And being a drama queen suits you? Just get it before I lose my shit,” she says, taking a step forward, he shuffles backwards, placing his hands over his head, in protection.

“Okay, alright, I’ll get it, just don’t hit me again!” He yells scurrying over to the tree, climbing up its elongated branches and comes to a rest against the trunk, several feet from the ground. With on hand he grips the tree, and reaching out towards the apple with the other. His fingers lightly touch it with their tips, and it swings away.

“Put your back into it, you almost had it!” She yells.

He looks down at her, the frustration written all over his face. “Shut up, I’m trying to reach the god damn thing, but, it’s just out of reach!” He makes another failed attempt, but this time, his grip slips, and he tumbles forward. His arms flap around, as if he was hoping somehow he would magically fly, but, that is not the case, he hits the ground with a thud.

“How useless are you?” She asks, looking down on him, but, her frown of disappoint is soon replaced by a smile, as he awkwardly raises a shaking hand, holding out the apple for her, she grabs it and dances around, laughing. She looks over at him and blows him a kiss, “Guess whose getting lucky tonight?” She says as she takes a bite into the apple and……

“Can I interrupt for a Moment?” A voice asks.

“Well, it’s not really how things work, you know, normally I just finish the story and people like it, maybe make a comment or something, you know, the usual. But, well, normally a story doesn’t interfere with the process, and certainly doesn’t ask if it can interrupt.”

“I know, but, we are closing in on Halloween, and you do have this Roundhead story thing, running over the next few days, which is sort of about a story coming to life and questioning things about itself.”

“Well, sort of, but, not really. Anyway, I’d like to finish the story, so, what do you want?”

“I just want to know, are they going to have sex?”

“Sorry? What sort of question is that?”

“A valid one, I mean, it’s so obvious this is Adam and Eve, in sure we all get that, and you’re doing your usual spin on things, so, I’m expecting, as I’m sure everyone else is, that they’re going to have sex. So, are they?”

“You know what? You can finish yourself.”




…the challenge was ‘Adam and Eve’…

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