Three Line Tales — The Costume

His best friend Sam asked Ethan what costume he would be wearing to the school’s Halloween party when Ethan told Sam he wasn’t going, and when Sam asked him why not, Ethan admitted that his family was so poor that they were unable to give him any money to buy a costume.

Sam told him Ethan to just drape an old shirt over his head and to walk around as if he were a zombie.

“Yeah, I can do that,” Ethan said, taking off his flannel shirt, placing it over his head, and demonstrating his best zombie pose for Sam.


Written for Sonya’s Three Line Tales prompt. Photo credit: Aedrian via Unsplash.

9 thoughts on “Three Line Tales — The Costume

  1. Nope, Not Pam October 21, 2021 / 3:37 am

    Love this, simple concept with a heartwarming ending

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  2. newepicauthor October 21, 2021 / 7:09 am

    I never enjoyed getting into a Halloween costume after I reached my teens, but I still enjoyed collecting candy, so I would put on my worst clothes, ones with holes in them and I was always dressed like a bum, but zombies weren’t that popular back then.

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  3. rugby843 October 21, 2021 / 11:12 am

    We had a Halloween party our first apartment a million years ago and one guy came with only a plumbers helper.

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  4. leigha66 November 9, 2021 / 12:07 pm

    Saw one this year that was pretty clever … someone had a loaf of bread and a medal around their neck – bread winner! There is always a way to make an inexpensive costume of some kind. Great story!

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