abandoned bear and pumpkin

On Halloween night your main character has unexpectedly found him or herself returning to a place that's meaningful to a lost loved one. It doesn't have to be the home where they lived or the scene of their death, but a meaningful place to the deceased. They've dragged at least one companion along for the [mis]adventure. Tell us what happens!

For this challenge, it's Halloween night - of any year - and your task is to pick a location, a focal character, a companion, and a ghost to craft your story. Although the As are mostly meant to go together, and the Bs etc. you can of course mix and match if you'd like: for example, your location could be a California Mulder family vacation spot and maybe you want Dana and Monica to see Samantha there...really, whatever strikes your muse's fancy.

Note: This is a join challenge between The Nursery Files and Bump in the Night. If you want to do the Nursery Files' version please choose a child ghost and/or have a baby/child/teen/pregnant character be included as as a second dragged along companion.

Please select your a la carte choices below

Choose a haunted location

  • A. Massachusetts
  • B. New York
  • C. California
  • D. Washington, DC

Choose a character that shall be haunted

  • A. Mulder
  • B. Doggett
  • C. Scully
  • D. Skinner

Choose a companion dragged along (if your plot requires it, multiple companions are ok)

  • A. Scully
  • B. Reyes
  • C. Mulder
  • D. Any canon character other than A, B or C

Choose a ghost (if your plot requires it, multiple ghosts are also ok)

  • A. Samantha or Mr. or Mrs. Mulder
  • B. Luke Doggett
  • C. Emily or Mr. or Mrs. Scully
  • D. Sharon Skinner* or Alex Krycek or a Lone Gunman

*We don't know for sure what happened to Sharon, but for the purpose of this challenge you can go with her having died

Please post your completed story here or send it to nurseryfiles@mulderscreek.com by midnight your time on October 30th

Do you have questions about writing a challengefic before you can begin your story? Look here to see if you can find your answer.

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