This is the Saturday Centus entry for Jenny Matlock’s blog. Again, the rules are: using the prompt, write a 100 word (not counting the prompt) story. This week’s prompt is “”Trick or treat!” they shouted as the door opened. . .” I’ve marked it in red.
“Trick or treat!” they shouted as the door opened slowly. The children jockeyed for position on the porch. The plastic of their costumes rustled as they tried to look through the opening door. No candy was coming. They began to mutter, their words indistinguishable under stiff masks. The eldest, Susan, pulled the superhero face up on top of her head so she wasn’t trying to look through the limiting eye-holes. Still, there was no smiling neighbor with a bowl of candy, or anyone at all. The other children pushed her forward and she stepped in the door.
“There’s no one. . .” The door slammed and the children screamed.