(Candy, Megan Conlon, see interview, Halloween In Miniature, 2010)
👀 Start at Day 1
Today I bring you the perfect Trick or Treat story...heh-heh....
By A.L. Kaplan
Chocolate, gooey caramel. My mouth almost waters. If only I could still taste that luscious candy, but the reanimated can’t do that. It wouldn’t be bad if I got out more. I mean, Grandma is great and all. She brought me back to half-life after I was killed. It’s just not the same without other kids to play with. Halloween is the only day I can go outside without freaking the living. Believe me, you don’t want the pitchfork and torch brigade chasing you.
“Trick or Treat.” I hold out my sack with the other children.
A lady hands me a handful of candy. “Great Costume.”
I thank her and hurry toward the next house. Two little girls sob at the curb. Halloween should be fun, not sad.
(Ghost girls, Julie Campbell Doll Artist)
“Are you ok?”
(Bunny pattern, larger size, The Wishing Shed, Etsy. Cute!)
The bunny points a gloved paw at three disappearing teens. Her ears bounce with each sniffle. “They…took… our…candy.”
I hate bullies. “Here, take mine.”
Big, round, adoring eyes look up at me. Being undead has its perks. I track the thieves faster than a bloodhound.
“That candy isn’t yours.”
(Candy bars, Patricia Paul on Etsy)
They laugh and tower around me. “Get lost or get pounded, squirt.”
“Squirt, is it.”
I take a deep breath and squirt them with inky old blood.
A moment of stunned silence, then they clench their fists. I point down. They stare as skeletal hands reach up and pull them into the ground. Half-buried, they shriek and struggle.
“Don’t steal, especially from little kids on Halloween. I’ll be watching.” ##
** For fun, here's a link to some great dollhouse candy printies.
💀 Other miniature creations by Meredith Paige and Angela Potts from the Haunted Orchid Dollhouse Club on FB.
👄 Patricia Paul makes the most fun and spooky Halloween and Haunted miniatures. (PS - sign up for her newsletter for a free printie book cover set!)
👀 Be sure to check my website and this blog for more news on my upcoming In Miniature Style: Halloween book and ebook by C.A. Verstraete!
** See you next year!! **