ROMANCE WEEKLY: SPOOKY STORY October 28, 2014 Sarah Hegger This week, Jo Richardson wants us to tell her a spooky story in 300 words or less. If you missed Bette Bolte's spooky story, jump back and give it a read. I sit in the corner and watch, and wait. “Catatonic”. The word floats about my head from the adults all around me. They feed me, they clean me, they put me to bed and they watch. Always they watch for some sign their help works. Only then can they pat themselves on the back and say that evil doesn’t prosper. Good overcomes all.They are stupid, they know nothing.“Poor thing,” they whisper.“Who would so such things to a child?” they say.Who indeed. I know, but I don’t say. I sit in the corner and I remember while I wait.I remember the pain and the terror, I bring them right before my mind and watch them over and over again, in a movie show in my head, flickering and splattered with blood. Bright, red blood, the color of life. My blood draining through the floor and into the earth. Taking root there and shooting tendrils into the mother of us all and sucking her strength.I will not always be small, puny and weak. This body, this vessel of vengeance—forged by horror, raised in hurt—will be mine to command.And then …Deep inside, I smile.And I wait. Now, keep going to Mishka Jenkins in our Romance Weekly trick or treat blog hop.