Jekyll Island Beach 2012

Jekyll Island Beach 2012
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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Come In, My Pretties!

The Rogue Speaks:

It's Saturday again, and time for Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus! The prompt this week is "'Trick or treat' they shouted as the door opened..." so here is my take:

COME IN, MY PRETTIES!

She had installed new gingerbread columns, with fresh peppermint candies supporting them. The front steps smelled of hot, yummy brownies. Gumdrop trees stood on either side of the porch.

This was the night she had been waiting for all year. Ever since those two brats tricked her and escaped, she had been planning to trap her next prey. No child could turn away from the sights and aromas of her home in the woods.

She put on her best black dress and combed her stringy hair. She could hear the children making their way down the road toward her trap!

"Trick or treat!" they shouted as the door opened.

26 comments:

Kat said...

Very clever! Hope these kids are as enterprising as the last ones! Kat

gautami tripathy said...

Ready to strike..!

within the pages

Tina said...

A part two hansel and grettel - I like!... I would be tempted by those gingerbread walls myself!

Tina from Mummy Diaries

Deborah said...

Oh very clever, I loved it!!

Sue said...

Yikes. Hansel and Gretel goes Halloween.

Scary!

=)

Jackie said...

It sounds like Hansel and Gretel were the butt of her vengeance . Nice take.

Viki said...

Great take on this bringing back memories of Hansel and Gretel. Hopefully, these kids will be as smart, ha.

Ames said...

That's one desperate witch, using chocolate as a weapon. Great, leave us hanging in suspense. Does she catch them? LOL~Ames

RockiBottom said...

Clever old witch!

TheHOchieS said...

What happened to the old gingerbread columns? Did those brats the year before manage not only to escape but to eat those too? Insult to injury!

Susannah said...

Nice one. :-)
...but now you've made me hungry!

My name is PJ. said...

Hansel and Gretel, the sequel, could not have been off to a better start!!

5thsister said...

Revenge of the witch! What a clever way to use the prompt. I really enjoyed your tale.

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

Oh, I love this, Judie. I was almost tricked into letting my nose lead me to her house. This is seductively well written and fun!
Thanks for your comments, too.
xoRobyn

askcherlock said...

You are just too clever, Judie. I loved this! But there was always something about Halloween I never liked. What a sick-in-the-mud am I.

Tgoette said...

Awesome! I love the creative and original direction you took this week's prompt! Great job!

Judie said...

Oh, Robyn! Come in, Robyn! Don't be afraid, now. I have chocolate for you Robyn! That's a good girl!

Cher, I am grabbing my copy of The Book of Virtues by William J. Bennett and going trick or treating as Harrison.

Yipee! Tom, I am honored that you critiqued my little story!!

askcherlock said...

Judie,
Whoohoo! :)

Teresa said...

I love that description! I wouldn't be able to resist that trap.

noexcuses said...

Love it! Margaret Hamilton would smile at this one!

Sarah said...

Now I want to see part 3 of it! Please tell me they escaped as well.

Judie said...

Hmmm--I already have my E word for Thursday.
I'll come up with something!

Ginny said...

I want brownie front steps, too! Reminds me of when I was a little kid and wished the dirt in my yard was made of fudge.

Always enjoy those plotting babies.

Judie said...

OMG! That was DIRT? You TOLD me it was FUDGE! No wonder I now suffer from a condition called Pica! Ginny, I will never forgive you for this! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!

cj Schlottman said...

I could just smell those hot brownies! Makes me want to go in the kitchen and whip up a batch.

H&G will never be the same for me! Thanks for this well written and very entertaining centus.
..........cj

Jenny said...

Holy criminy Judie. This was crazy good.

I loved the imagery you shared with just 100 words.

Amazing story, amazing twist.

This has been my favorite SC by far this week.

You are a clever one.