Trick or Treat

965CB478-B002-410F-91CA-EEC7A35B505B“Is it Halloween already?” Ralph asked.

“Almost,” responded his wife, Anita. “Did you get the candy yet? I need to put it in a dish next to our door for all those ebullient kids in their cute costumes who will be trick or treating.”

“How naive are you, Anita?” Ralph asked. “No trick or treaters ever come to our door. They all are afraid of this old house. They think it’s haunted.”

“And you do nothing to change that perception. You should be ashamed of yourself for being so mean to these little children on Halloween. They so look forward to it each year,” Anita said.

Ralph shook his head. “So you’d welcome all of these little rugrats in their cutesy little costumes falling all over themselves to fill up on candy, huh?”

“Yes, I would,” Anita said. “Besides, the candy will lure them in here and then we can snatch up the plumpest of the lot and throw them in the cauldron of boiling broth for our main course at our annual Halloween feast”

“Fine,” Ralph said. “I’ll pick up some candy tomorrow.”

“No,” Anita insisted. “Halloween is the day after tomorrow. I don’t want you to procrastinate another day. Get your old fogey ass to the store right now.”


Written for these daily prompts: Daily Addictions (dish), Your Daily Word Prompt (ebullient), Word of the Day Challenge (naive), The Daily Spur (ashamed), Ragtag Daily Prompt  (falling), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (procrastinate).

9 thoughts on “Trick or Treat

  1. Jim Sponseller October 29, 2019 / 6:29 pm

    I’m trying to decide if Anita was making a sarcastic remark about the plumpest child or if they fit the bill and the neighborhood kids know about…the candy may not be enough 😋

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  2. Sadje October 29, 2019 / 6:43 pm

    Poor plump kid! Better stay away like last year. Good one👍

    Liked by 1 person

  3. leigha66 October 30, 2019 / 6:31 pm

    This was really good, I liked the comment about taking the most plump child…just plain creepy!

    Liked by 1 person

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