(Excerpt, Halloween in Jerkwater)
SOME ARE NOT CHILDREN! BE CAREFUL!
"The two strange ghosts that were still hiding were cursing under their breath; their voices a bit deep-sounding for children.
“Well here you are children. Some cookies I baked.”
The children thanked her. “Wow, we never get anything like that!”
The other sister opened her purse. “Here are some pennies too
They left eventually and the door was closed. The two ghosts came out of hiding.
They rang the bell but they didn’t say, ’ trick or treat.’ Instead when the door opened, they just stood there looking around at all the rich furnishings. The kindly woman smiled at them and asked teasingly, “Aren’t you going to say anything? Cat got your tongue?”
“Trick or treat!”
They were given cookies and one of the sisters asked, “What would your trick have been children?”
One of the ghosts produced a razor and cut her throat and her sister's expertly, avoiding most of the blood.
“Grab whatever you see. I’ll get the dough; we’ll clean up before we leave.”
Al and Hank had been employed as midgets in circus sideshows for years. Halloween was always a special time for them. It made up for all the shit they took and all the pointing and cruelty.
Each had grown up in various mental institutions. Al had a police record but he wasn’t wanted again, not yet..."
(End of Excerpt)
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