CUTTING THROUGH HALLOWEEN STEREOTYPES
It’s not all gore and ghoulish stuff #2
Two little darlings came trick or treating. They were quite well costumed, a ninja clothed all in black, and another super hero with huge wings AND winged feet.
I asked them if they had any tricks.
They looked puzzled, then looked at each other. Each reached into their plastic pumpkin loot collector, pulled out one piece of candy, put their hands behind their back and looked at me expectantly.
Then they whisked their hands in front, fists closed, covering the candy and twirling their little hands around.
Voila! They opened their hands! And there was a piece of candy!
“Magic,” I exclaimed. “Where did you learn that incredible trick?”
Ninja said, “It’s called The Nothing Trick.”
We all laughed. Ok, so my laugh was kind of a cackle, but still…
(Attributed to a Halloween lover in Tucson)
Ethel Lee-Miller blogs regularly about people, the power of words, and the writing life. She’s been immersed in writing for over 30 years, teaching, coaching, editing, and gathering writers to publicly share their work. She is the author of Thinking of Miller Place, and Seedlings, Stories of Relationships. She also enjoys sharing stories at Odyssey Storytelling, Tucson Tellers of Tales, and just about anywhere there’s a mic.