As soon as I read the old man coming in, I was hoping to myself "Oooh, this better be a spooky old ghost man - if he's real I'm going to be disappointed". You didn't let me down, sir.
I love your Halloween stories! I'm just sad that I've been reading long enough to expect them :)
Somehow I forget that you do this every year! Nicely done, although I did get tipped off somewhere around "Hal Holbrook."
Happy Halloween to all!! Great story, as usual.
I was half-way through before I remembered that you do this to me every Halloween. Nice one!
And Happy Halloween!
I love your ghost stories. Happy Halloween!
My daughter had our first grandchild one week ago, she named him Owen. I was pleased to immediately think of you and your Owen when they told us his name.
I LOVE IT! Happy Halloween, Cactus/Fish Family!
You got me! I have read forever and always forget about your Halloween stories until I "keep going". Love the story though!
Have fun with the kids tonight.
LOL! You got me. I should've known, considering the day. It was a cool story, though! :P
You had me wondering UNTIL you said there were five empty hospital beds. As if :P
I love these stories every year!
i love your halloween stories...this year was good!!
Damn, you had me! However, I am very easily taken in, but kudos mr. cactus! Good Job!
When I get old(er) and my memory fades ( more ), I will remember this story without the happy Halloween part. That's because it is a beautiful story regardless. Nicely done, and man, why you don't write a book or something is beyond me. You clearly got stories to tell.