2008 Halloween Story Contest : Showcase : "Boo Halloweenie!"
Halloween Creative Writing Story Showcase
"Boo Halloweenie! Who are you supposed to be?"
By Mariangeles Masegosa
I have always liked playing around with bright colored clothes, wigs, face painting, etc. I used to make my own costumes for festivals at school, as well as my brother's and sister's since our mom did not enjoy that stuff too much.
When I knew for sure that I was going to be an au pair in the USA back in July 1998, one of my first thoughts was for Halloween. I loved the idea of spending a real Halloween doing trick or treating door to door in a weird costume in the best country to do it, since in Spain, my home country, we did not celebrate that holiday by then. I really liked the themed decorations too: ghost and goblins, carved pumpkins, bats, spider webs, smoke coming out of the opened doors, tombstones, scary sounds Even the color scheme [orange + purple + green + black] amazed me!!
So, the three children I was taking care of, a few of their friends and me put on our costumes and got ready to go door to door. My very own real Halloween! I just could not believe it I really do not remember who the two boys were, I think any kind of ghost or killer (they were eight and ten); the little four years old girl was Dorothy, from the Wizard of Oz, and I was the fact is that I put on a black velvet top with gauze sleeves and satin ribbons, a black corduroy short skirt, a pair of black tights with green frogs and white nenuphars printed on them and medium cane boots, not too high heels so I would be comfortable enough for the long walk. I got my hair in a high ponytail, put on a green hair band too and painted my lips and my fingernails black. I also put on my face and my neck some glitter. I was totally ready for some terrifying fun!
We had taken a few pictures in the house front. When the aunt of my host mother (the mom of the kids) came over and saw me, we had an interesting conversation:
All of us laughed and went out, it was trick or treat time! We had so much fun. •
© 2008 Mariangeles Masegosa, scrappingmariangeles.blogspot.com