MLMM Photo Challenge — Pig Face

img_1030“You are such a pig,” Peggy said to her fiancé. “You embarrass me.”

“That’s a shitty thing to say,” Arnold said.

“Look at you,” Peggy admonished. “You have food stains on your shirt and crumbs in your beard. You look like a hog who has been rooting around the slop in his pig pen.”

Arnold chuckled and let out a little snort.

“Eww, you actually snorted,” Peggy said. “You disgust me.”

“Yeah,” Arnold said angrily. “Well, you’re a little bitch!”

“I’m not a little bitch, Arnold,” Peggy said. “But I am a little witch!” With that, Peggy waved both of her arms over head for a second. Then she pointed them toward Arnold and chanted some words that Arnold didn’t understand. Suddenly Arnold’s nose and mouth transformed into a hog’s snout.

“Never mess with a bitchy witch,” Peggy said, a wicked smile lighting up her pretty face.

Written for this week’s Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Photo Challenge. Image credit: Igor Morski.

Double, Double Toil and Trouble

The small group of rather ghoulish looking creatures made their way through the forest to the isolated cottage to spend Halloween night together with their favorite witch.

As the ghoulish guests entered the cottage, they removed their wet galoshes and placed them just inside the door. Once the last ghoul had his galoshes off, they all gathered around a large, black caldron hanging in the oversized hearth, not only to warm their cold, damp ghoulish bodies, but to inhale the irresistible aroma of the goulash that was boiling inside the kettle.

One of the ghouls asked the witch what the secret ingredients were that made her goulash so incredibly delicious.

The witch cackled, as witches are wont to do, and replied, “If I reveal to you, my ghoulish little friends, you must promise not to tell a soul.”

The ghouls all said in unison, “We promise,” and raptly waited to learn the witch’s secret ingredients.

“You know those two children from the village who went missing a few days ago?” The witch said.

“You mean Hansel and Gretel?” one of the ghouls responded.

The witch smiled. “Such tasty little morsels, they are.”

And then she started her cackling again as the ghouls joyfully danced in front of the cauldron with its boiling goulash.

When I read today’s one-word prompt, “ghoulish,” two other similar sounding words popped into my head — goulash and galoshes. So I decided to concoct a tale using all three words.

SoCS — Which Works Best?

For this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday from Linda G. Hill, she not only gave us a word as the prompt, she gave some very specific directions. She told us to start our posts with the word “which” and try to fit the word “witch” in somewhere.

Okay, I’m up to the challenge. Here goes.

“Which outfit do you like better?” Layla asked her husband, holding up the two Halloween costumes, one in each hand. “Should I go as a witch or as Wonder Woman?”

Derek was tired and hungry and wanted to get out of the store as soon as possible. He didn’t really care which costume his wife chose. “I think you’d look great in either one,” he said.

“Come On, Derek,” Layla said. “It’s your office’s Halloween party. Your boss and co-workers will be there. Help me out, will you please?”

“Okay, fine,” he said. “You go as Wonder Woman and I’ll get a Superman costume.”

Layla thought about it for a moment and finally announced, “I’m going as a witch.”

“That’s fitting,” said Derek said sarcastically. “Just get the damn costume and let’s get out of here.”

“Sheesh, you’re in a mood,” Layla said.

“I’m hungry,” Derek replied. “I could go for a big, juicy sandwich at the deli down the street right about now.”

Oh yes, Linda also said that bonus points would be available to those who use a word that ends in “wich.” Booyah!