Jimmy Struck a Match
Halloween flash fiction
As Jimmy struck the match, a bright orange flame cut through the darkness. Thick, grey clouds shielded the moonlight, making the night seem darker than it was. The air was cool, with a faint breeze eliciting goosebumps from any unsuspecting passers-by.
The boy brought the match to his face, highlighting a crooked straw protruding from his pursed lips like a…