Something for the Season

This morning in Iceland the staff were dressed in Halloween costumes.

It was a bit disconcerting to see a line of trolleys being pushed down an aisle by the Grim Reaper, complete with scythe on his back, but being served by a Cat Woman was okay.

For the first time in umpteen years I haven’t bought any sweets to dispense, having wound up eating them myself in the past, and so of course sod’s law says tonight the little buggers will turn up.

I can still remember the year when I traumatised some of the neighbourhood kids by opening the door wearing a Margaret Thatcher mask while this was playing at full volume on the stereo:-


Happy, happy times.

Tonight I shall mark the holiday by reading “As Dead As Me” by Ralph Robert Moore and watching the Kinski “Cat People”.

A safe, fun filled Halloween to all you ghouls and ghoulesses out there, whatever you’re doing.

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2 Responses to Something for the Season

  1. Hope you enjoy it, Pete.

    Mary and I never get any children on Halloween, to the point where we’d taken to turning off our front porch light. Which we would have done this year as well, but then we heard on TV a new law had passed, and all sexual predators must now leave their front porch lights off on Halloween. So to make it clear I wasn’t a sexual predator, we left our light on last night. But still didn’t get any kids. Maybe they weren’t convinced.

    • petertennant says:

      About forty pages to go Rob, so should finish tonight. I’m hoping to get a review in the next issue to complement your story, but it all depends on space, time and Nathaniel.

      No children called, so not getting in some sweets was a good call on my part, though I do feel somewhat down about not having any to eat today.

      That law sounds a bit off, with possibility for innocents to be ‘tarred with the same brush’, though I can see the thinking behind it. I wonder if the houses with porch lights off got targeted.

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