Today’s Daily Prompt is all about Halloween, no matter how you feel about this “holiday,” sometimes you have to do something a little fun or step out from the comfort zone.
This is the time of year I hate the most when grubby, snotty nose kids with their disgusting hands digging into my big giant bowl full of candy. And those costumes, these kids, if you want to call them that, think they are the cuties and they try to be so nice, so friendly, the ungrateful, little or big, ingrates.
My doorbell can’t get any rest tonight, just as fast as a close the door here comes a grimy, candy snatchers, grabbing at my too good for kids candy. Eeeeh can’t wait ’til this night is over with, why can’t they stay home with their parents and gobble their own candies, leave mine alone. Then again, I don’t have to buy candy, I can refuse to participate.
I noticed the bowl seemed very light, when I looked into the bowl, this is when I noticed it was empty, I panicked. My heart started to race, my palms and fingers started to sweat, I almost dropped the bowl. What do I do now? How can I keep this bratty kids coming to my door? I thought about dressing in as grim reaper. No! that’s an invitation to my door. Maybe a crime scene tape with a chalk drawn body. No! also an invitation to my house. Then a bright idea really entered my mind, well at least I hope it’s a bright idea. I know I had to act as quickly as possible, it’s a good thing I’m fairly organized.
So I made sure the door was unlocked and hope my house would not be invaded by a thief. I made sure the entire house was totally dark and quiet. I hid upstairs within the deepest crevice in the hallway and stooped low when my first victim stepped inside my abode. When I heard those creepy little voices saying “Hello” or complaining about being scared and wanting to leave. My tricked door slammed and I heard them beginning to scream, then my tricked out tape recorder clicked on with the sound of big dogs barking. Dressed in chains, I began to stomp down the hall attempting to mimic the running of dogs, just as fast as I stomped down the hall, the kids, I have no idea how many ran screaming from my house. I was laughing so hard I could barely contain myself.
This is one time I will value the power of word of mouth.