What can YOU say in six sentences?
Jack-o-lanterns up the walkway, evenly spaced, some scary, some funny, flicking their orange glow on the lawn.
Bowl of candy on the table by the door, filled to the brim with every kind of delicious treat; chocolates, fruit chews, bubble gum, sugary, salty, sour, creamy, crunchy, nutty.
Costume laid out, a fairy princess this year; shimmering blue dress with crystals around the hem, a star topped wand dusted with rainbow glitter, a tiara crusted with pearls and sapphires.
Fresh tarp rolled out on the basement floor, tools polished and sharpened, neatly lined up on a large swatch of brown leather, homemade.
Kids already on the street, skipping along in their cute costumes, and once in a while a familiar refrain drifts through the open window on a cool Autumn breeze: Be afraid of Scary Pete/He lures kids in with a Halloween treat/And then he grins/And takes their skins/Then he hangs 'em by their feet.
An amusing ditty, always brings a smile, but she never understood where they got the name Pete.