” Did you see this? ” Marlene asked her friend Beset Lee as she handed her the morning newspaper.
Beset Lee, who was a Witch and her friend Marlene who was also a Witch were chosing out their Halloween costumes from a trunk in Beset Lee’s attic.
Every year they liked to dress up like something candy related. Don’t ask me why, I’m just telling this story.
” I don’t like to concern myself with current events on Holidays.” Beset Lee said waving the paper away.
” I know, it puts you in a bad mood, ” Marlene told her friend ” that’s why I waited until now to show you this.” Marlene smooshed the paper in Beset’s face. ” Read it. I really, really think you should.”
” I can’t breathe.” Beset Lee said from behind the newspaper.
” Oh sorry. But read it. Please. Now. It’s just awful what they are saying.”
Beset Lee took the paper from Marlene and warned her: ” If this kills my buzz I am going to cast an evil spell on you and it will involve spiders”
Beset Lee set the paper down after she read the story and said, ” I think that this year I want to be a that candy bar with the pirates on the wrapper. That way I can carry around a sword.”
“I hate to tell you this Beset Lee but they’re not Pirates. They’re musketeers. Now what are we going to do about this story?”
” Why should we do anything? It’s wrong. The Press, they can’t get anything right, can they? Where is that silver tunic?” Beset Lee went back to work digging through the trunk.
” That’s not the point. Hey, why don’t we ever dress up as anything other than food?” Marlene asked.
” So what’s the point. And food is fun. Especially candy.”
” The point is, people will know we are up to something.” Marlene said.
” Marlene, we are Witches we are always up to something- especially on Halloween. Everybody with a brain knows that. For Pete’s sake, even the ones who don’t have a brain knows that.”
” When you are right, you are really right Beset Lee. I still think that story is just awful. I’d go as far as to call it disgraceful. As if we would curse candy.”
” Besides it’s a stupid plan all around. ” Marlene continued as she started to feel better about their situation. “As if everyone eats candy on Halloween. Besides that we love candy we must eat a mountain of it ourselves on Halloween. What if we got the goody bags mixed up?”
Beset Lee found the silver tunic at bottom of the trunk of and she said as she pulled it out with a flourish, ” That’s why every year we use my plan to curse toothpaste for Halloween .”