Michael Dunne has been a professional writer for almost twenty years. He is an award-winning poet and co-author of the trade book Redesigning Healthcare Materials Management (HBO & Co. 1998).
The Virginia Terrace Creeperby Michael Dunne
The Virginia Terrace Creeper tells the story of a few weeks in the life of a suburban ten-year-old boy as Halloween 1968 approaches. His anticipation of the big event is only sharpened when his older brother claims there is a boogeyman "Creeper" prowling the streets of the mysterious neighborhood to the north, Virginia Terrace. Our pint-sized hero does his best not to believe his brother's ridiculous story, but his active imagination keeps him wondering if there might not be some truth in the fantastic tale. In the end, he finds all the proof he needs as he loses his way all alone in Virginia Terrace on a moonlit Halloween night. The Virginia Terrace Creeper is sure to bring back Halloween memories for any reader who grew up trick-or-treating their way through baby-boomer America. Younger readers will find it slightly scary, funny, and fun -- an adventure tale to set the festive mood when October rolls around.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this short story! It really brings you back to a time that seems simpler and personally made me long for the Halloween of my youth rather than the constant barrage of lame slasher movies of today. I am not old enough to know too much about the 60s, however, I do enjoy a good story. This is a wonderful family oriented short story that is great for Halloween and great for kids and adults looking for a fun read. I am probably not as well read as someone who watches Phineas and Ferb but in my opinion this was a great read!
"Loved it! Sooo funny and major chills and goose bumps at the end." "I thoroughly enjoyed your book! There is an ease in your writing style that complemented the story very well, and you have a fantastic attention to detail." "I read some pages, laughed out loud, read some more and laughed some more." "It was a fast read and I wanted more - I sense there is much more to come."
This is a wonderfully nostalgic memoir of Halloween during the 50s and 60s (set in the 60s) when Halloween was the biggest holiday next to Christmas! It reminded me of warm Fall days, after school, going house to house until our bag of candy was almost too heavy. Moms would basically stand at the doors as there were so many kids! And the night would come...jack o lanterns would be lit up on porches, the street lights would go on and you knew....you better hurry home! This is really a book for adults although some children may like it. Especially if it was read to them! It is beautifully written and I laughed out loud several times. This is definitely a gift to pass on to friends!
Loved it! Although I didn't group up during 60's, the story brought back all the excitement and anticipation of Halloween nights from my earlier years. Its a fun story if you want to relive those feelings or if you want to share a short story with your kids during the run up to Halloween! I can see myself reading this story to my kids on a yearly basis eveyr Halloween!
The first mistake, my fault, was not paying attention to the # of pages which = 52 pages, the second mistake is I paid over $7 for this so called book and the third is that I actually read it. I love Halloween and very much identify with the 60's so I decided to waste my time on something nostalgic and indeed I did waste my time. The writing style is horrific and the story itself is so simplistic it's insulting.