If you are looking for a new way to enjoy Halloween this year, one Sudbury writer has a story for you.
Jeremy Dunton was asked by FreeConference.com to write and narrate a spooky tale that users could play during their virtual Halloween party.
By using the free video and audio conferencing service, family and friends can celebrate Halloween together remotely by playing games, showing off their costumes and listening to Dunton’s spooky story.
The story was inspired by Dunton’s youngest daughter who created a map of the neighbourhood. She drew the streets and checked off houses that have Halloween decor set up. She circled houses that gave away good candy in past years and also noted homes that handed out the not-so-exciting healthy stuff like granola bars and pencils.
“I took that inspiration and thought ‘What if there were sinister intentions to mapping your neighbourhood on Halloween night?’” Dunton told Sudbury.com.
Dunton admits the story may be a little too scary for younger children and recommends parents listen to it first before sharing it with the kids.
“I hope people enjoy it and I hope people get a little spooked out.” Dunton said.
Earlier this year, Dunton teamed up with FreeConference.com to create an End of Summer Story that was enjoyed by families around the globe (more on that story here).
“While the summer story was up my alley, this (Halloween story) isn’t the kind of thing I would normally write.”
“But I’ll be honest, I hope some kids get some nightmares.”
You don’t have to host a virtual party to hear the story. Have a listen by clicking here.
For instructions and ideas on how to host your own virtual Halloween party, click here.