“This is the best Halloween party I’ve ever been to,” Barry said.
“No bones about it,” Barbara agreed. “Look, there’s Melanie.”
“Oh my God,” Barry said. “She’s lost so much weight since we last saw her. She’s just skin and bones.”
Melanie joined the couple. “Hey, you two, do you like my costume?”
“How fitting, Melanie,” Barbara said, “that you’d dress as a wicked witch.”
“Retract your claws, Catwoman,” Melanie said.
The party’s host let out a bloodcurdling scream. “It’s almost the bewitching hour,” she announced.
“That’s our signal to head back to the cemetery until next Halloween,” Barry said.
Written for Bikurgurl’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt. Photo credit: NeONBRAND.
And for these one-word prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (weight), Ragtag Daily Prompt (costume), Your Daily Word Prompt (wicked), Word of the Day Challenge (bloodcurdling), and Daily Addictions (signal).
“I’m Catwoman,” the creature sitting in the chair smoking a cigarette said.
“Catwoman?” Jason said, raising his eyebrows in a surprised expression. “Seriously, with those hairy legs of yours, you look more like Batman than Catwoman to me.”
“That’s not fair,” the creature hissed. “I was Batman last week. Besides, cats don’t shave their legs, do they?” And then it purred.
“May I approach you?” Jason cautiously asked.
“You may,” it said, letting out another soft purr.
“I’ve heard a rumor about you,” Jason admitted, “but I thought the probability of ever meeting someone with your, um, nature, was extremely low.”
“So now that you’ve met me, what insidious plan are you hatching?” it hissed.
“I’m not one to prognosticate,” Jason said. “I just want to understand what makes you tick. After all, you are the very first gender fluid superhero we’ve had on this ward.”
Written for this week’s Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Photo Challenge. Photo credit: Google Images. And for the following one-word prompts: