Putting My Feet In The Dirt October Prompt #4– Blue Honey Blue
Each day for a week before Halloween Maudie Valadian sits in her small warm kitchen lit by pale blue homemade candles and the pale red light of the setting Sun and she patiently wraps her special candies in black and purple wax paper.
Her freshly carved pumpkins are lined up on her kitchen counter and, as they do every Halloween, they smile their empty approving smiles as they watch her reach into the bowl in the center of her wooden table and choose a piece of candy.
She holds each piece up to the window above the kitchen sink and she peers into it before she sets it down onto the colored wax paper. Then with three quick spider like movements with the fingers of her left hand she wraps them up firmly and then she carefully places each piece in a wicker basket lined with a soft orange cloth.
Sometimes she doesn’t like what she sees and she says, ” Hmmm, maybe next year. Maybe next year. We shall see.”
Then she puts it back into the bowl and chooses piece and as the Sun continues to set she works with a smile- at least it looks like a smile- on her face.
Smile or not, Maudie she keeps one of her dark eyes fixed on the window and continues wrap her candy as smoothly and effortlessly as a dry autumn leaves being blown down the street outside of her front door.
And just as the last of the Sunlight disappears from her window and her small kitchen is bathed in darkness she pushes her chair back with a little sigh and after she stands she pulls her basket towards her and looks down into it.
She dips her hand into it and stirs the candies around.
” I’ll need a few more. Just a few more and by Halloween I should have more then enough. ”
She pushes her chair back under the table and she takes her basket in hand and she moves through the darkness of her kitchen and the darkness that lives in her hallways to her front door.
Before she opens it she takes a small knife with a bone handle from the little table next to the door and she drops it in her basket. ” Blue honey, I need more of the blue ones.”
And Maudie Valadian, the sole proprietor of Creepy Halloween Eye Candies goes to work.