Sunday, October 17, 2010

Saturday Centus: All Hallow's Eve

In keeping with the season, I'm doing this week's Saturday Centus.  It's a Halloween theme and Evil Twin is tingling with excitement.   I can't wait to see what she does with this week's prompt.

The Centus, originating from Jenny Matlock's blog, is a short story, 100 words or less, using a prompt.

This week's prompt is:  “Trick or treat!" they shouted as the door opened.

I hope you find a bit of humor in my Evil Twin's story:

 Seasoned for the Season

“Trick or treat!" they shouted as the door opened.

There was nobody there but they saw the large bowl on the table.    Expecting to be startled by the weird old lady dressed as a witch or Oprah, they mustered their courage and walked toward the bowl.  The collections from the other homes ranged from bags of organic granola to a Rachael Ray cookbook so they were hopeful for chocolate.

In the kitchen, the oven was heating and the kitchen tools and seasonings were ready on the counter.

Cate and her brother Cody had argued about their costumes all week and finally agreed to go as Hansel and Gretel.


Oh my. I can't believe she did that.  Those poor children.


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Jean Knee said...

don't feel bad for them, they were asking for it

Leeuna said...

Bwahahaha. Great story Twin. Well, they did say "trick or treat". Guess she took that literally. said...

Ha! I like how Evil Twin thinks! You should really let her out more often, Reffie!

00dozo said...

Heh, heh. Great take on the theme!

Um, you are locking up ET at Halloween, right??


ReformingGeek said...

@Jean - I don't think they fully understood the Hansel and Gretel story....

@Leeuna - It was a treat.....for herself.

@Boom Boom - I love the name! Yes, ET is getting out quite a bit lately.

@00dozo - Thanks. Yeah, maybe she should stay in her closet on Halloween.

Kat said...

This made me laugh out loud. The evil twin has quite a sense of humor :) Great take on the prompt. Kat

Tgoette said...

LOL! A wonderful job with this week's Centus! Evil Twin certainly lived up to her name, Reffie! That is some A1 prime wickedness for sure! Awesome take on this weeks prompt!

Teresa said...

Certainly the writing of the Evil Twin. Nicely done.

ReformingGeek said...

@Kat - Thanks. It was fun.

@Tom - Thanks. Evil Twin doesn't hold anything back.

@Teresa - I "hope" so. Thanks!

Deb said...

Once again, great job! The weird old Lady really was Oprah, right?

noexcuses said...

Very funny! Loved how you drew us in and then...

jeff campbell said...

I saw it coming...nice job...interesting SC treat...Peace and blessings

Anonymous said...

*munch, munch, munch*

Did you say something?

This "hodge-podge" stew is mighty tasty.

Where did I get it from again?


Nicely done, Reffie!

Unknown said...

Nicely done! Poor kids.

ReformingGeek said...

@Deb - Thanks. I'm convinced it was Oprah.

@noexcuses - Thanks. I hope I didn't upset your stomach.

@jeff - Thanks. Yeah. It wasn't overly subtle.

@Quirky - Thanks. I'll send you something for the indigestion.

@AmyLK - Thanks. Yeah, kids are such suckers. ;-)

Viki said...

I guess they must not of taken the Hansel and Gretel story to heart. Otherwise they would have ran, lol. Good Centus.

Random Chick said...

Those kids are really dumb. That's why I like them!

Love this idea! I just wish I had thought of it myself. Anyway, if you haven't noticed I've moved my blog to WordPress. You can find it here if you want to come visit or if you're bored: Random Chick Blog

Diane J. said...

Hahaha! Love it...really love "...or Oprah." That would scare the bejeesus out of me. LOL. Evil Twin has a great sense of humor.

Unknown said...

Oprah is way scarier than a witch. Though, I've heard that Oprah can be a witch or was that bitch? Love your 100-word story shots, and this one is with a twist. Definitely, see ET's influence here. Can't wait to see what ET will be dressed as for Halloween.

Mike said...

That Oprah witch line about made me spit out my coffee! Very funny!

ReformingGeek said...

@Viki - Thanks. I think they slept thru the story.

@Random Chick - Thanks!

@Diane - Thanks. ET is not afraid of Oprah.

@Lauren - Thanks. I'm sure Oprah has ET is being very secretive about her costume.

@otin - Thanks. Sorry about the mess.

Madge said...

Good one :) I'm sure it was Oprah, have you ever seen her with no makup, it would make the baby Jesus cry. Loves me some ET.

Suzanne said...

I should start doing this, I want to take my writing a little more seriously.

ReformingGeek said...

@madge - Thanks. ET loves you, too. Oprah in any way or form makes ET squirm.

@Sue - Yeah, get serious, Sue. ;-)

cj Schlottman said...

"the weird old lady dressed as a witch or Oprah," just cracked me up. My sides are splitting. Such a great take on this prompt and such smart writing.


Jenny said...


Incredible visualization in this perfectly frightening little story.

It creeped me out in a good way...but I'm pretty sure I don't want to read the sequel to this particular story.


Thank you for linking.

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