The Ghosts of Halloween

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A light skinned woman faces away from the camera, looking down a row of dried cornstalks. It is daytime. She has shoulder-length wavy blonde hair, a light brown beanie, and a yellow and white striped sweater. The title reads “The Ghosts of Halloween” and under it are the words “A Learning Curves Short Story Collection” in an all caps, yellow serif font. The author’s name, Ceillie Simkiss, is at the bottom in white.
A light skinned woman faces away from the camera, looking down a row of dried cornstalks. It is daytime. She has shoulder-length wavy blonde hair, a light brown beanie, and a yellow and white striped sweater. The title reads “The Ghosts of Halloween” and under it are the words “A Learning Curves Short Story Collection” in an all caps, yellow serif font. The author’s name, Ceillie Simkiss, is at the bottom in white.

Halloween is a holiday that is both loved and reviled by people all over America. It’s one of Cora’s favorite holidays, and a massive source of anxiety for Elena. Between the two of them, they get up to all sorts of hijinks and wind up falling even more head over heels for each other in The Ghosts of Halloween.

The Ghosts of Halloween collection is made up of three sweet slice-of-life short stories: Past, Present and Future. Each tells the story of a different Halloween that Cora and Elena have gone or will go through together.

Past: Cora forgets about a planned Halloween party she’s supposed to attend with Elena. Will she make it in time for the festivities?


Present: Elena gets a surprise invitation to her new job’s Halloween party – and costumes are mandatory. Will they come up with appropriate costumes in time for the party?


Future: Five years after the events of Learning Curves, Elena takes her niblings trick-or-treating. 

The Ghosts of Halloween is a continuation of the Learning Curves series, but can be read as a standalone collection featuring the lesbian and asexual characters from the Learning Curves novella series.