Originally Posted: Oct. 31st, 2006
Length/Rating: 100 words, PG
Summary: A simple bit of make-believe. Written for dw100 Challenge #90: Trick or Treat.
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“Come on, live a little!” Rose grinned through her plastic mask, waving the pumpkin in front of him making the candy rattle. “It’s Halloween, what can it hurt?”
And that was the problem, wasn’t it? It couldn’t hurt, not the way she meant. A simple ritual of masks and candy, wrapped up in something bigger, something older than a turnip with a face. But it was Rose, and it was Halloween, and what the hell.
He took one last look in the mirror and frowned, striped pants, frocked coat, cricket ball… “Ah!” The celery. Wouldn’t do to forget the celery.