Friday, October 30, 2009

Treats - #FridayFlash

"I think I got everything." Zach dropped two plastic grocery bags on the floor.

"Everything?" Nick asked. "What'll it be this year?"

Zach patted one bag. "Apples."

"Going old school?"

"Sure. Why not?" Zach rustled through the other bag, producing a box of generic razorblades and package of caramels. The blades rattled together as he tossed both on the small table.

"Okay...what's with the caramels?"

Zach shook his head. "For the apples, of course. Helps hide the razor marks." His lips curled into a smile, stretched by curving scars at either end of his mouth.


I know apples/razors is soooooo done already, but I couldn't help myself.

Have a wonderful Halloween.


Jamie Eyberg said...

I am glad I don't eat fruit, candy covered or otherwise. Have a happy Halloween (and a good start to 52 Stitches tomorrow).

Rebecca Nazar said...

Yes, the one day each year "an apple a day" adage should be avoided. Happy Halloween!

Alan W. Davidson said...

You're an evil, twisted man...and that's a good thing!

Aaron Polson said...

Thanks, Jamie. I'll take my fruit razor free.

Becca - Happy Halloween to you. Enjoy.

Alan - Yep. That's me.

K.C. Shaw said...

That last line, eek. Very nice Halloween story, thanks!

Katey said...

Mmm caramel apples.

With razor blades. Hahaha! Nicely done, sir, a fitting Devil's Night flash.

Cate Gardner said...

I'm taking my chances this weekend, I can't resist a toffee apple at Halloween.

Fox Lee said...

Ah, that takes me back to the paranoid days of my youth! For a few years my parents were very diligent. I think they just wanted to steal my candy : P

Aaron Polson said...

K.C. - I keep telling myself, "Just one more line..."

Katey - I looooove caramel apples.

Cate - Who can? That's what makes the razorblades so dangerous. ;)

Natalie - I know I steal from my kids.

Laura Eno said...

I cut my apples into bite-sized pieces before consuming. :) Happy Halloween!

Jodi MacArthur said...

Ah! You're evil! I'm staying away from your house.

I like the comment about inspecting candy an excuse for parents to take their favs. I'm hoping to stash away some chocolates!