Weirdest Halloween Ever
by Suzy Red
A lightning bolt of fresh breeze opened down the back
of the green leotards signaling the start of the weirdest Halloween
I had ever experienced! Here I was just getting started
on the Trick-or-Treat highway when my special costume provided
the first trick of the night. Stars chuckled around me
as a chilly autumn zephr ruffled the golden petals framing my
face, air conditioning the other end of my daisy-self.
"Oh, no!" I moaned
as I broke a branch from Mrs. Huffworthy's prize biggleberry
bush to cover my exposed derriere. "I'll explain later,
Mrs. Huffworthy...but I'm late to catch up with the others,"
I whispered as I hop-skipped down the sidewalk as fast as my
stem would allow. My little biggleberry tail wagged happily
behind me--it probably wouldn't have if it had known what was
waiting around the next corner.
danced forward, leaves jiggling, petals bouncing, biggleberry
tail jiggling. As I neared the corner, the street light
suddenly went out, allowing total darkness to engulf me as if
I had been swallowed by a giant brontosaurus. I stopped,
rooted to the spot.