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Oh, the horror

October 31, 2021

From Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch is this week’s challenge.

October 28, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that features a candy kitchen. You can interpret the phrase creatively or stick to the traditional. Is it sweet? Ironic? Any genre will do. Go where the prompt leads!

(This mini 99-word memoir inspired by this 10/21/21 blog post)

Oh, the horror

Despite all the sinister ghoulishness of Halloween, the day isn’t about costumes or trick or treating to me. Even though I have fond memories of my folks turning the garage into a haunted house one year, Halloween for me is horror movies. And not modern horror movies that leave nothing to the imagination, but the good horror movies*.

Ok. Halloween is also about candy and I can’t resist those snack-sized bags of candy. Bags and bags that fill my cabinets and turn my kitchen into a candy kitchen.


Stay away!

Sorry trick-or-treaters, the candy’s all mine, Mine, MINE!


*Definition of good horror movies: The Horror Incorporated Project.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. October 31, 2021 11:31 am

    The old horror movies are so funny. The newer ones. Cannot watch them. Scared out of my mind.


  2. October 31, 2021 11:35 am

    Hey, no fair! We got the trick, and you got all the treats!! 😦


  3. November 1, 2021 3:27 pm

    The trick is in not overbuying and being forced to consume all that candy that didn’t get dispersed! Oh wait, you plan on eating it all…
    Your story is a treat.


  4. November 3, 2021 7:13 pm

    Yes! The classic horrors are a whole other world, a vital experience. And you’ve described our kitchen to a Tee, but shhhh… Great one Michael!


  5. November 3, 2021 8:39 pm

    I recognize that Halloween candy kitchen! This year, we had extra bags and I was imagining what I’d do with my horde. Then…we had so many trick-or-treaters, I watched my candy kitchen slip away to emptiness. Mine, all gone.


  6. November 4, 2021 5:27 am

    Oh such a lot of candy just for you. I wonder how long it will last.



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