|Posted on : 2nd Nov 2017 11:33
||Posted by : bebbs
it was a dark, moonless night as Dani, or Nino as her friends called her, started the short trek back to her home. her friend bebbs had thrown a halloween party and invited her to join them. they\'d had a ball and even gotten in a little bit of trick or treating. but the light weight of her bag reminded Dani that the pickings had been lean. it was a tough economic time in their small town and the residents simply couldn\'t spare the money for much in the way of treats. however, she appreciated the items she did get. her mouth watered as she thought of the snickers bar, the butterfinger, the mallow cups that lay nestled snuggly on the bottom of her bag. then something flickered, catching her attention. what was that faint light? where\'d it come from? there was no house on the left where the flicker had come from. the lot had been sadly vacant and bleakly empty as long as Dani could remember. still she turned her head to check it out. yep, there was indeed a flicker........in a WINDOW? there was no house there, never had been. how could there be one now? it wasn\'t there when she passed that way on her way to bebbs\' party. but indeed there now was one standing boldly against the black silhouette of the night. surely she was hallucinating from the tiredness that wracked her body and the sugar high from all the goodies she\'d eagerly indulged in at bebbs\' party. wearily she rubbed her eyes, blinked, and looked to her left again. the house was still there, the faint flicker of a light still holding it\'s own in an otherwise pitch black house. cautiously, she started toward the house, willing her feet to move. suddenly, she heard a swishing sound and a moment later something rolled to a stop at her feet.
the ghoul laughed at the sight. this had been his best halloween yet! he was already looking forward to next year. still laughing, he happily dropped something onto the top of Dani\'s trick or treat bag which was now on the ground. with a wave of his hands and a murmur of strange words, the ghoul (who had once been a great wizard but was cursed into ghouldom when he tried to seduce the master wizard\'s young daughter), vanished along with the strange house and flickering light. but Dani would never know what the ghoul had dropped onto her trick or treat bag. she\'d never enjoy the goodies that still lay nestled in the bottom of her bag. what an irony her \'treat\' from the ghoul was........for the item that he dropped was a Headless Nino Photo!