is a tiny vignette based on my characters from the uber tale, "D.C."
- no warnings are needed because it is quite tame, I hope y'all enjoy!
31, 1974 - Lexington, Kentucky
young Casey Corrigan, dressed as a cowboy, goes up to the large door
of one of the neighborhood manors. He rings the doorbell once and
politely waits. A woman dressed as a clown, holding a small dachshund
also dressed as a clown, answers.
Good evening, Mrs. Fletcher... and Kaiser
Fletcher: WHY, CASEY CORRIGAN, AINT YOU THE CUTEST COWBOY IN ALL OF
(Holding out a sack) Trick or treat!
Fletcher: (Handing him a popcorn ball) Where's your darling little
(Sighing) She's a-comin'
in a pink, sparkly gown, Noelle toddles up to the porch and slams
her petite plastic pumpkin bucket on the door.
Fletcher: Well, good evening to you, Miss Nellie - are you a little
A FAIRY PRINCESS - GIMME CANDY
(Annoyed) Nellie, you're supposed to say "trick or treat"
(Lifting up her dress) WANNA SEE MY BELLY BUTTON?
clown dog growls.
Fletcher: Now Noelle, a young lady - especially a fairy princess -
is NOT supposed to do that
(Bouncing around) Why why why?
Fletcher: Have your Momma explain it to you - here's a yummy popcorn
(Making a face at the ball) STRAW CANDY IS MY FAVORITE - I love to
bite open the paper and suck out all the cherry powder, MMMMMM
Nellie, you've had enough candy - now, say thank you to Mrs. Fletcher
and let's go
Fletcher: That's right, you best run along before the ghosts and goblins
Your doggie looks stupid!
two older girls dressed as flappers run down the street and Noelle
takes off like a shot after them.
(Rolling his eyes) Thank you, Mrs. Fletcher, goodnight
time - Sparta, New Jersey
three Dexter sisters approach the left door of a green duplex. TJ
holds the hand of Evie, her youngest sister, as Zora knocks succinctly
on the door three times. An older man wearing a multi-colored wig
three: TRICK OR TREAT, MR. DANILOU
Danilou: Aw, hey - it's the Dexter girls - Madge, come see this...
TJ's a nurse
(Miffed) I'm a doctor, not a nurse
Danilou: Right, Evie's a princess
(Stomping her foot) I'M A BRIDE
Danilou: Sorry, Evie's a BRIDE, and Zora... is that you Zora? - she's
dressed in black leather with some spooky white make-up!
(Monotone) I'm Gene Simmons from KISS
Danilou: SHE SAYS SHE'S DEAN SIMMS FROM KICKS - geez, you girls look
great, lemme get a picture!
and Evie smile as Zora sticks out her tongue for the photo. Mrs. Danilou
comes over and hands them each an apple. The girls politely thank
them and walk away.
Euh, last year it was the raisins, now it's this!
grabs the apples from her sisters and starts to inspect them.
(Holding up her tiny skull flashlight to the fruit) You want to be
a doctor, you should be happy they're giving us healthy food
Zora, what are you doing?
Checking for pins and razor blades
screams and runs off crying.
OH, C'MON - we've known the Danilous forever, they go to our church...
do you really think they'd do something like that?
(Still looking) You never know
And you wonder why no one ever wants to go trick or treating with