” I thought we’d do something really special for Halloween ”
He and his wife were in their brightly lit kitchen, she was at the counter standing in front of the stove looking up into the cupboard where she kept her spices.
” What’s that. ” she asked after a moment.
” I thought I’d take you somewhere special this year, someplace nice. Someplace near the water. I know how much you love the water.”
” I do.” She closed the cupboard door and walked past him to where she kept her kitchen knives. ” I do love the sound of the Ocean.”
” Great. How about dinner at-”
” But I’m going to make my a pie for after.” She took a knife from the knife rack and then she swung it down and stuck it into the counter.
He did not flinch or move a muscle.
” What kind of pie are you going to make this year dear. ” he asked casually once he got his breath back.
She drew the knife through the formica counter top as if it were a stick of soft butter.
” I’m not sure. Here. Why don’ you go pick something up for me.”
” Any ideas or-”
When his wife turned around her dark red eyes flared yellow and gold at him, ” Surprise me dear.” She said as she reached for her cauldron on the stove and handed it to him. “Surprise me. It’s Halloween after all.
JNW’S HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE: CAULDRON