Halloween Children’s Short Story

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Suzie’s Halloween Adventure

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Tich Brewster

 

Halloween was little Suzie’s favorite day of the year. Her favorite part was not just the bucketsful of candy, it was dressing up. She loved buying material and working alongside her mother creating unique costumes. This year she found the prettiest purple, and right away she decided it would make the perfect witch costume. Her mother helped her cut the fabric and sew it. Suzie’s mother even added pink around the collar and a ribbon of pink around the base of the hat. Once it was done, she tried on her witch dress and hat. It was perfect.

That night her mother took her to the festival down the street. Her friend Timmy had dressed as a skeleton. “Cool costume,” Suzie said to her friend.

Timmy smiled. “Thanks, but I think yours is the best one here.”

That made Suzie beam with pride. She and Timmy went to the games. They decided to toss rings. Timmy got more rings on the pole than Suzie, but they both won a handful of candy for participating.

“Hey, Suzie, awesome costume.” Suzie and Timmy looked up to see their friend, Elijah walking toward them. He had a bucket full of candy and a sucker hanging from his lips. Elijah had rolls of toilet paper wrapped around his body like a mummy.

“Oh, very creative, Elijah. I like mummies.” Suzie said.

Elijah beamed. “Thank you. My mom helped me get the toilet paper wrapped around me.”

The three friends visited all the games and collected as much candy as their buckets could hold. As they walked back toward the cake walk, a house across the street caught their eye. It was an abandoned house and the gate on the fence was broken.

A group of kids ran out of the gate yelling, “Don’t go in there, it’s haunted.”

Elijah’s eyes lit up with excitement. “Ooh, a real haunted house. Let’s go check it out.”

“What?” Timmy shook his head and stepped back. “No way. What if the ghost is really mean?”

“Maybe it’s not haunted.” Suzie looked both ways before crossing the street with Elijah. She glanced back and saw Timmy looking at the giant house with fear. “Come on, it’s just an adventure into an empty house. There might be treasure in there.”

Suzie was afraid that Timmy would go back to the festival, but right before she entered the gate, Timmy yelled, “Hey, wait for me.” After checking for traffic, he ran across the street. Now that the three of them were together, they could search this old abandoned house for treasure. Maybe they would find some toys they could take home.

As they neared the house they heard a loud groan. “Did you hear that?” Elijah pointed at one of the upstairs windows. “I think I heard a ghost.”

“Don’t be silly?” Suzie said. “There’s no such thing as ghosts.” But then she heard a groan coming from the broken window. Or maybe ghosts do exist.

“I don’t know about this.” Timmy clutched the handle of his trick-or-treat bucket. “This is scary.”

“You can stay here but I came for an adventure.” Suzie pushed open the door that barely hung by its hinges.

The house was dark but the lights from the festival shown through the windows giving her enough light to see. So far nothing scary, just some furniture with sheets draped over them. Elijah came in, followed by Timmy. The groan from upstairs sounded sad and tired so she carefully walked up the stairs.

“Hello,” Suzie called out. She didn’t know if ghosts could hear her, but she hoped that this one could because it sounded lonely. “Can you hear me?”

This time the ghost didn’t groan, it whined. Suzie and her friends followed the sound to a room that was two doors down the hall. The whining quickly turned into panting and a loud bark. In the middle of the room was a fluffy white dog with a brown spot around one eye. He was tangled in a sheet and couldn’t get free.

Suzie set her bucket down and untangled the dog. He licked her face when he was free. Looking at the wrinkled sheet, Suzie got a bright idea. She searched the room and by luck found a pair of scissors. She cut eye holes in the sheet and draped it over the dog. “There, now you have a costume.”

“I guess we really did find a ghost.” Timmy petted the dog through it’s ghost costume. “Can I call you Casper?”

The dog barked in approval.

“I like that name,” Elijah and Suzie said at the same time.

Suzie picked up her bucket of candy and said, “Now that we found our treasure, let’s go back to the festival.”

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Blurb:

Makayla’s life is on a downward spiral and depression is eating away at her. So much has happened over the summer and she is no longer the girl she once was. Now she struggles just to crawl out of bed. Forced to slap a smile on her face and fake her way through each day.

To add to her stress and depression, her mother is in an accident that leaves her in a coma, and Makayla and her twin brother without a parent to care for them.

Eryc is Makayla’s once best friend, one she ditched their freshman year of high school to fit in with the popular crowd.

What a mistake that turned out to be.

Despite the way Makayla treated him during their high school years, Eryc forces his way back into her life when she needs him the most.

***This title was previously published as Forgiven***

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Genre: YA
Cover Design: Melancholy Muse
Release Date: September 4, 2018
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Makayla’s life is on a downward spiral and depression is eating away at her. So much has happened over the summer and she is no longer the girl she once was. Now she struggles just to crawl out of bed. Forced to slap a smile on her face and fake her way through each day.

To add to her stress and depression, her mother is in an accident that leaves her in a coma, and Makayla and her twin brother without a parent to care for them.

Eryc is Makayla’s once best friend, one she ditched their freshman year of high school to fit in with the popular crowd.

What a mistake that turned out to be.

Despite the way Makayla treated him during their high school years, Eryc forces his way back into her life when she needs him the most.

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Tich is an Oklahoma resident and the mother of five. Her passion for reading started at an early age when her Aunt Vicky gave her the novel Heidi for Christmas. She didn’t start writing until middle school, after being inspired by her best friend’s short stories. “Genny’s stories weren’t just great, but they inspired me to put my pen and paper to good use.”

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Title: Southern Shade
Authors: Tich Brewster & Shalisha Cooper
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher: World Castle Publishing
Release Date: March 26, 2018
Desiree is a nurse at the children’s hospital. Being a work-a-holic, Desiree has no desire to hit the clubs after a grueling twelve-hour shift but after being persuaded by her best friend, she caves.

Dressed in cowboy boots, tight wranglers, and a cowboy hat, Caleb is the man of Desiree’s dreams. He’s handsome, gentlemanly, and sexy as hell. And has a killer secret. He’s a vampire.

Bodies turn up in the streets, drained of blood and missing hearts. The most intriguing part, carved on their foreheads is the Xavier symbol. A symbol Caleb has not seen in five hundred years.

When he learns that Drake Xavier has escaped purgatory, he fears for Desiree’s safety. In his six hundred years on this earth he’s never feared death. Now the fear of death grips his heart like a vise. Desiree is the only woman he has ever loved. The only woman he wants to spend an eternity with.

 

Life and death. Those two words mean very little to an immortal. With the gift of eternal life, we don’t dwell on such things. Death passes us by every minute of the day, taking mortals to their eternal resting place while it is nothing more than an afterthought for those of us gifted with immortality. 
I’d never given it much thought until now. Death never had a reason to be on my radar but as I stare into her eyes, those honey-brown eyes of a killer, I now know the fear that death brings. The universe has finally decided to show up and flip my world upside down. Now my heart is pounding, threatening to burst forth out of my chest. I beg death to leave, to run for the hills and let us be. 
 
Will she? 
 
Recognition shines in her eyes and for an instant I think she might. I believe she will have mercy on me and flee without claiming the life of the innocent…of the one I love. Then the storm rages overhead and I know that she won’t. She’s come to collect regardless of whether it’s right or wrong. 
Suddenly, the very thing that I cared nothing for becomes the very thing that terrifies me.

 

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Luke Bryan – Southern Gentleman
Shinedown – If You Only Knew
Andrew Belle – In My Veins
Justin Timberlake – Mirrors
Hanson – I Will Come to You
Evanescence – My Immortal
Lady Antebellum – I Run to You
Florida Georgia Line – If I Die Tomorrow
Imagine Dragons – Radioactive
Pop Evil – Heroes
Skillet – Monster
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Tich is an Oklahoma resident and the mother of five. Her passion for reading started at an early age when her Aunt Vicky gave her the novel Heidi for Christmas. She didn’t start writing until middle school, after being inspired by her best friend’s short stories. “Genny’s stories weren’t just great but they inspired me to put my pen and paper to good use.”

Shalisha is an Oklahoma resident, an avid reader, and an author. She has three beautiful daughters and three wonderful grandsons, one of which has Prader-Willi syndrome. Spending time with her family and reading are her favorite pastime. In addition to writing, she is an advanced Med Aide.

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Title: Southern Shade
Author: Tich Brewster & Shalisha Cooper
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher: World Castle Publishing
Release Date: Coming Soon

Desiree is a nurse at the children’s hospital. Being a work-a-holic, Desiree has no desire to hit the clubs after a grueling twelve-hour shift but after being persuaded by her best friend, she caves. 
Dressed in cowboy boots, tight wranglers, and a cowboy hat, Caleb is the man of Desiree’s dreams. He’s handsome, gentlemanly, and sexy as hell. And has a killer secret. He’s a vampire. 
Bodies turn up in the streets, drained of blood and missing hearts. The most intriguing part, carved on their foreheads is the Xavier symbol. A symbol Caleb has not seen in five hundred years. 
When he learns that Drake Xavier has escaped purgatory, he fears for Desiree’s safety. In his six hundred years on this earth he’s never feared death. Now the fear…

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Southern Shade – Cover Reveal

 
Title: Southern Shade
Author: Tich Brewster & Shalisha Cooper
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher: World Castle Publishing
Release Date: Coming Soon

Desiree is a nurse at the children’s hospital. Being a work-a-holic, Desiree has no desire to hit the clubs after a grueling twelve-hour shift but after being persuaded by her best friend, she caves.
Dressed in cowboy boots, tight wranglers, and a cowboy hat, Caleb is the man of Desiree’s dreams. He’s handsome, gentlemanly, and sexy as hell. And has a killer secret. He’s a vampire.
Bodies turn up in the streets, drained of blood and missing hearts. The most intriguing part, carved on their foreheads is the Xavier symbol. A symbol Caleb has not seen in five hundred years.
When he learns that Drake Xavier has escaped purgatory, he fears for Desiree’s safety. In his six hundred years on this earth he’s never feared death. Now the fear of death grips his heart like a vise. Desiree is the only woman he has ever loved. The only woman he wants to spend an eternity with.

Life and death. Those two words mean very little to an immortal. With the gift of eternal life, we don’t dwell on such things. Death passes us by every minute of the day, taking mortals to their eternal resting place while it is nothing more than an afterthought for those of us gifted with immortality. I’d never given it much thought until now. Death never had a reason to be on my radar but as I stare into her eyes, those honey-brown eyes of a killer, I now know the fear that death brings. The universe has finally decided to show up and flip my world upside down. Now my heart is pounding, threatening to burst forth out of my chest. I beg death to leave, to run for the hills and let us be. Will she? Recognition shines in her eyes and for an instant I think she might. I believe she will have mercy on me and flee without claiming the life of the innocent…of the one I love. Then the storm rages overhead and I know that she won’t. She’s come to collect regardless of whether it’s right or wrong. Suddenly, the very thing that I cared nothing for becomes the very thing that terrifies me.

Tich is an Oklahoma resident and the mother of five. Her passion for reading started at an early age when her Aunt Vicky gave her the novel Heidi for Christmas. She didn’t start writing until middle school, after being inspired by her best friend’s short stories. “Genny’s stories weren’t just great but they inspired me to put my pen and paper to good use.”


Shalisha is an Oklahoma resident, an avid reader, and an author. She has three beautiful daughters and three wonderful grandsons, one of which has Prader-Willi syndrome. Spending time with her family and reading are her favorite pastime. In addition to writing, she is an advanced Med Aide.


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Release Day Blitz – Princesses of the Night

Title: Princesses of the Night
Series: Royal Blood
Publisher: CHBB
Cover Artist: Desiree DeOrto
Tanya is a hardworking college student but her whole world is turned upside down when she meets a mysterious man on Halloween. All that she thought was fiction is now her reality. A night life filled with fangs and blood—and an evil vampire that wants her dead.

She and her friends are the chosen ones, destined long ago, to save this world from destruction. That’s not easy when your enemy is your sire’s son.
 
 
 
Curious to know what we listened to while writing POTN?
Here’s our playlist:
 
Ex To See – Sam Hunt
If I Die Tomorrow – Florida Georgia Line
Animals – Maroon 5
Cut – Plumb
Dark Horse
– Katy Perry
Running Up That Hill – Placebo
It’s So Hard To Say
Goodbye To Yesterday

– Boyz II Men
Between – Courrier
In My Veins – Andrew Belle
Country Girl – Luke Bryan
Save Me – Shinedown
Creep – Radiohead
Teresa grew up in Oklahoma and developed a love for reading and writing at an early age. She currently resides in Virginia and is the mother of two wonderful boys. Her inspiration comes from her family.
 
 
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Teresa Fuentez & Tich Brewster

(Royal Blood, #1)

Publication Date: September 22, 2017

Genres: New Adult, Paranormal

Tanya is a hardworking college student but her whole world is turned upside down when she meets a mysterious man on Halloween. All that she thought was fiction is now her reality. A night life filled with fangs and blood—and an evil vampire that wants her dead.
She and her friends are the chosen ones, destined long ago, to save this world from destruction. That’s not easy when your enemy is your sire’s son.
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Tich:

Tich is an Oklahoma resident and the mother of five. Her passion for reading started at an early age when her Aunt Vicky gave her the novel Heidi for Christmas. She didn’t start writing until middle school, after being inspired by her best friend’s short stories. “Genny’s stories weren’t just great but they inspired me to put my pen and paper to good use.”

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Born and raised in Oklahoma. I have a passion for writing, reading, basically anything book related.
I completed my first novel in 2010, Princesses of the Night, which happens to be the first in a series titled Royal Blood.
My novels fall under the genre Paranormal/Fantasy/NA

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Title: Decimation / Series: Angels & Demons (book 3) / Author: Tich Brewster / Photographer: K Keeton Designs / Models: Eric Zeke & Jaclyn RutlandCover Artist: Sprinkles On Top Studios / Publisher: Pennedit

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Armageddon has arrived and the kings of hell are out for Hannah’s blood.

Hannah is the only one that can destroy hell and save the world from destruction. She diligently trains with her father in preparation of her final battle with evil. The task of slaying demons in the few short months that she’s been a Devada has changed her — she’s no longer the scared, innocent girl she once was.

When she rescues a frightened little boy, she gets more than she bargained for. He is the host body for Liehijon and Liehijon is the key to finding Satan.

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Tich Brewster

Tich is an Oklahoma resident and the mother of five.  Her passion for reading started at an early age when her Aunt Vicky gave her the novel Heidi for Christmas.  She didn’t start writing until middle school, after being inspired by her best friend’s short stories.  “Genny’s stories weren’t just great but they inspired me to put my pen and paper to good use.”  Tich never thought of publishing her works until working with Teresa on the Royal Blood series.

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Love Redeemed ~ Book Blitz

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Title: Love Redeemed ~ Author: Tich Brewster ~ Publisher: Pennedit ~Cover Art: Sprinkles On Top Studios

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Life is simple.

Cassie is content with what she has, a great job and wonderful friends. Everything is perfect…until Ryder appears. She still has not forgiven him for choosing music over her eight years ago.

Ryder is a rock star, living the life he had always dreamed of. He is not searching for love because who has time for that when you’re constantly on the road. But then his tour ends and he decides to go back home and visit an old friend.

When those old feelings resurface, will they be able to forgive and start anew?

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The club owner announced the upcoming band but she was too busy laughing to hear the name.  Once again, the place vibrated with thumping music.  She froze as her mind registered what she was hearing.  She knew that song, she had played it every day when she was younger.  She stopped dancing, slowly turning to face the stage.

His voice boomed over the speakers, that deep throaty voice that she knew all too well.  “Panic hits but it’s too late.  Too late to say what you needed to hear.  You needed to hear just how much I need you.  And now you took the better part of me.”

Pushing through the crowd was tough but she had to see for herself.  When she had a clear view of the stage she lifted her eyes to meet the lead singer.  Ryder.

As if sensing her eyes on him, his eyes traveled over the sea of faces until they landed on her.  He still looked the same as he did the last time she saw him eight years ago, his messy dark brown hair, faded blue jeans, and that ugly black fingerless glove on his right hand.  She couldn’t believe that he still wore that thing.

In that one moment, with just one look into his eyes, all those feelings that she had finally buried deep within, resurfaced.  The love they once shared and the heartache she suffered when he walked away.  She couldn’t do this, couldn’t be in the same room with him.  If she didn’t get out of there and away from him then that wall she worked so hard to build around her heart would crumble to the ground.

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Tich Brewster

Tich is an Oklahoma resident and the mother of five.  Her passion for reading started at an early age when her Aunt Vicky gave her the novel Heidi for Christmas.  She didn’t start writing until middle school, after being inspired by her best friend’s short stories.  “Genny’s stories weren’t just great but they inspired me to put my pen and paper to good use.”  Tich never thought of publishing her works until working with Teresa on the Royal Blood series.

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