Artemis’s Halloween (Wilde’s Halloween Challenge)

Summary: Artemis hates Halloween. Here are the reasons why, with a tantrum from Foaly and a naughty thought from Holly.

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Artemis Fowl hated Halloween.


There was something utterly ridiculous about begging for candy, getting dressed in horrendous outfits, and just the whole idea.

“Artemis! Artemis!” called the twins, Myles and Beckett. “What are you going to be for Halloween? We’re going as Fred and George Weasley!”

“Who? Oh let me guess. Harry Potter books, correct?” Myles and Beckett nodded. Artemis rolled his eyes. “I am going as a centaur.”

“”Cool!” the twins shouted. Artemis looked pained. Holly had dared him to do it, and he, like a complete idiot, took the dare. He went upstairs and got into a horse suit that had the top half cut off of it. He came downstairs and winced when he saw the twins. Both had bright orange wigs, black robes, and a stick in their hands. They were pretending to have a duel.


“Petrifucus totalus!”

“If you two are quite finished, can we get on with it?” asked Artemis impatiently. The  twins stopped and gaped at Artemis. “What?” he snapped. Myles and Beckett burst out laughing. Artemis rolled his eyes.

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“HOLLY CORAL SHORT! GET IN HERE RIGHT NOW!” Foaly roared. Holly came in.

“Yes, Foaly?” she asked, though she knew the answer.

“Who gave the Mud Boy the right to impersonate me? He is an insult to centaurs!” Holly tried to look innocent, but a smirk grew on her face. Foaly caught it and reached for her with an evil look on his face.

“Gotta go!” she ran out, leaving Foaly pouting and screaming at the surveillance camera. Artemis looked terrible in his costume, Holly thought. He is going to look amazing with it off.

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“Trick-or-treat?” Artemis growled. Funny, thought a shielded Holly following him secretly, how Artemis makes ‘trick-or-treat’ sound like ‘drop-the-gold-covered-pieces-only-and-nobody-gets-hurt. She giggled as Artemis turned and clomped off after the twins, muttering something about chemical additives in candy rotting his teeth.

“Artemis.” she said in a spooky voice. “I am coming to get you.” He whirled around.

“Very funny, Holly. Please unshield.”

“D’Arvit! How did you know it was me?”

“Because I know you much to well.” Holly sighed, and then unshielded. Artemis gasped. Her costume was stunning. It was a dark green mermaid style dress that had a halter top.

“Holly…. you look beautiful!”

“Thank you, Artemis. You look terrible”

“Your own fault, you know.”

“I know. Foaly had a tantrum when he saw you.” Artemis smirked.

“I hope you have that on tape.” Holly grinned. Then she leaned forward.

“Artemis… I think I love you.”

“Holly, I don’t think I love you.” Holly looked sad.

“You don’t?”

“No. I know I love you.”

I updated it! Sorry that I don’t do spooky stuff. Thanks for the suggestions, guys!!



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6 responses to “Artemis’s Halloween (Wilde’s Halloween Challenge).” Join in!

  1. *whistles* Funny, if not a bit OOC from Holly. FCD!!

    Thank you very much!

  2. I hope this is longer, there’s a word limit, you know. Otherwise, very nice. No spelling mistakes, but I do feel the plot is… eh. We’ll see how you go about this.

    Your next words could make or break your place in the second round.

    Choose wisely.

    I did it! How did I do?

  3. A Contest I see. A good fic I spy. Both I like, but contest, I must try.
    -The Ballads of Orion Fowl

    Thank you! You are so awesome!

  4. FantasyDevourer October 26th, 2011 at 3:19 am 4

    It’s too short!!! GAH!!!!

    Who knows how this’ll go if you add on to it.

    I’m workin’ on it!

  5. Too short. Remember that challenge entries can be up to 1500 words.

    I am a Short person. I mean, short.

  6. That’s barely a paragraph. You have four days. Add on more, otherwise, this entry isn’t even going to meet the basic requirements…

    If it’s not in my inbox or the editor’s email by Midnight EST, you’re out of luck.

    Will it send just because I posted it?

    No, you have to do that manually. Just send an email or a PM — oh, wait… right. Banned. Yeah, you have to send an email to in order for us to judge it. ~WE

    I have the entry! Good luck! ~Fowlie

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