Trick-or-Treating was fun, Momma, but Sally didn’t come back. A cat hissed at us and the lady wore a pointy hat and Sally said it was her opinion the lady’s cat was ugly because opinion was a vocabulary word. Then Sally said it was her opinion the lady looked fat in that dress and the lady’s eyes sparkled but she smiled and put her hand on Sally’s shoulder and she had long red fingernails and the lady said ‘Girls with opinions make the best seasoning’ and she took Sally inside. What do you suppose she meant by that, Momma?
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21 thoughts on “Trick or Treat Case File #5”
She means their opinions sparkle and season conversation. I hope.
Great voice there and highly visual description of the woman’s response. Not to be read at bedtime.
Thanks very much. Yep–this story can only get more gruesome.
This is fantastic. You’ve captured the child’s voice convincingly, and I love the description of the dress and eyes and fingernails.
Thanks, Margirene. Glad you liked it!
Nice Halloween theme in this story. Dark and a little cruel. Loved it.
Thanks! And it’s only the first week of October. Things should get even darker as the month goes on. I’m pleased you enjoyed this one.
Wonderful take on the prompt. Well done!
Thanks for reading and commenting. Glad you enjoyed it.
Spooky, poor Sally! I could almost hear the little girl talking, great use of “run-on” sentences to mimic a little kid’s speech.
Thanks so much! Glad you liked it.
This was marvelous! I loved the perfect mimicry of a little girls voice and sentence structure and the wonderful dread the descriptions inspired long before Sally was taken inside. Very well imagined and superbly written.
Thanks very much, Doug. I despaired when I saw the prompt. Happy you enjoyed this one.
T’would seem that Sally’s opinions got her into more than just hot water. Hot broth perhaps? Nicely done.
Thanks, Rochelle. At least she was able to use her vocabulary words in a sentence.
Now I just loved that! Really well done. 🙂
Thank you so much, Sandra.
Oh, poor Sally! I guess we should be careful how and when we use new words.
A fun spooky story. The kind I like.
That’s a great idea for the prompt – the essence of little girl, on a spoon! Love it.
Thanks, Claire. ‘Tis the season 🙂