RDP Thursday: EUPHORIA
My plastic jack-o-lanterns, the ones with the crooked black smiles
are stuffed with chocolates shaped like bones and eyeballs
and something called gummi worms
which in my opinion
are not as tasty or interesting as the real thing.
My costume is set out on my bed upstairs.
It took me all year to decide on the perfect costume and it came in the mail just
I’m going to be Grandma with a blue wig and wire framed glasses and my cat is going to
be the Big Bad Wolf and my dog is
going to be Little Red Riding Hood with bouncy blond curls.
I do not think that they like their costumes. When I pulled them out of their packages
and held them up they ran under the dining room table and when I walk by they snap
their heads away from me and my dog jingles his collar and my cat spits.
” Where is your Spirit boys? It’s Halloween!” I scolded them.
From their temporary home under my dining room table
my dog turns his face away and my cat- who never has a problem with voicing his
disapproval or anger with me says, ” Probably being exorcised by a Priest- as you
very well know.”
” We will take care of that later, ” I promise. ” But tonight it is Halloween and we have
other things to do. Like have fun for starters. “
I go to the front door, open it just a crack and I make sure no on is outside.
I open the door wider and step out onto the Halloween welcome mat with the (REALLY?)
smiling witch ( there is no such creature as a smiling witch, trust me on this one )
and jump up and down on it.
I can hear a the gears that work the trapdoor lock into place and hold.
Oh joy. This is really going to work.
I go back in and as I shut the door.
A tingle rushes up and down my spine and my mouth
starts to water.
every single star in the Universe is lining up for me and my friends under the dining
Halloween at last
and we are ready for-