It was a chilly night. Katie pulled her cape closer to her. The winds sounded wicked. It was as if they were whispering evil words into her ears. Her body shivered and she looked up as if someone had said something to her. Two dark, long and slender clouds were floating in the moon’s face, forming the most wicked smile.
She was trick-or-treating. Her best friend and her had made arrangements to go out one more time, one more year, before everyone laughed because they were too old to be doing such childish things. The plans were broken though as her friend’s mother called Katie and told her, Lynn was down with a temperature and a sore throat.
Katie didn’t want to stay at home. She would never have that one last chance to go out. She didn’t want to pass out treats, she wanted to collect them. She decided to go out alone; but there was something creepy about the winds, and the crazy smile in the moon’s face.
She breathed a deep breath and started up to the first house with the porch light on. She knocked on the bell and stood back when the door opened and the sight she saw made her mouth drop and her eyes almost bug out.
It was a mask that greeted her. The body was very tall. Blood dripped from the lips. Blood covered the shiny knife in the left hand. A deep voice welcomed her, and with his free hand motioned for her to step inside.
Katie glanced inside, and saw the orange basket with the triangle eyes and nose. She looked around her and then past the bowl of treats. She hesitated but she wanted treats right? She darted past him and waited at the bowl for the masked person to hand her the treats.
A hand motioned for her to help herself and Katie slowly lowered her hand towards the bowl of candy. She lowered her hand until she felt the goodies and while keeping her eyes on the giver, she grabbed some candy. As soon as she had her hand full, a set of fingers grabbed her wrist and held on tight.
Katie thought she was going to pee her pants when the voice said, ” did you get all you wanted”? Katie shook her head up and down and the fingers dropped and she was allowed out of the front door.
She ran down the steps and out to the sidewalk. Her breathing was so quick and forceful, she started to feel dizzy. She walked over to the big oak tree and leaned against it; willing her breathing to calm down.
She then laughed out loud. That guy was some actor. Boy, he was really playing Halloween night all out. He was either a lunatic or had a wild imagination. She had herself composed and decided to go on to the next house.
There were two empty lots between the next house. She was almost ready to climb the steps when a hand reached from behind her and covered her mouth. The other hand wrapped itself around her waist and drug her away from the steps and off into the shadows.
Katie tried kicking at the person. She tried to scream but couldn’t get any sound to go further than the gloved hand. She fell to the ground with the robber falling on top of her. They tumbled a few times and then Katie managed to have the boogie man on his back.
She ripped the mask from the face and laughter echoed from tree branch to tree branch. It was her best friend. ” What, what in the world are you trying to do to me? Give me a heart attack? What are doing out? Your mom said you were sick. You know, I should beat the shit out of you for scaring me almost to death”. Lynn stood up and helped Katie up. ” Hey girlfriend, my temp broke and mom said I could go out and look for you. Well, I found you, so are you ready to go trick-or-treating”? The two took off for the next porch light, laughing as best friends do. Trick-or-treat!