So typically I utilize this platform to try to provide soul food with a deep message and provocative questions. Admittedly, I love holidays though. One of my most treasured pieces of advice that I ever received came from a woman in her 90’s who I met one winter morning. I asked her advice for a long happy life. She paused for a moment to ponder, then said:
So I do. I find it makes life a lot more fun.
Today, in honor of Halloween, I want to share my playful attempt to celebrate by participating in Susanna Leonard Hill’s Halloweensie Challenge of writing a 100 word Halloween story. It is a tribute to one of my favorite childhood activities of making popcorn balls with my mom. Back then, we used corn syrup and orange food coloring. My recipe is ever morphing, the current one is a little more like the contents of this story. Happy reading and Halloweening in whatever ways make you smile!
By Dawn Shea
Halloween winds howled, leaves danced, Trina shivered. “Time for something toasty!” She knew what must be done.
“Witches! Fetch the cauldron!” A pot was placed on the stove.
“Light the fire!” The stove was ignited.
“Pour in toads’ toes!” Soon popcorn kernels began to pop.
“Add werewolf mucous and crocodile bile!” Honey and peanut butter were cooked and combined.
“Mix the poison. Shape it into rocks.”
“Now simmer goblin gruel.”
Smoke billowed. “Ahhh! Simmer, don’t scald!”
The pot was cleaned, gruel added again. The sweet scent of chocolate wafted.
“Dribble gruel over the rocks!”
“Witches! Grab a stone!”