Some Truly Creepy Stuff
by Terry Allen
November 1, 2017
EJ, the new owner of Boondocks said I could set up a pumpkin photo backdrop and take pictures for my Halloween story.
Most of the Moms and kids knew what to do and all I had to do was snap a photo. But, when I tried to corral three cats, The Tom ran out the door howling. I don't blame anyone for not wrestling him back in...he had his claws out.
A Gladiator and a Princess came in and the gladiator didn't want anything to do with the princess even though I could tell she loved him dearly. Finally the gladiator let me win but you can see the fight is still in his eyes.
A Zombie couple came in and they scared me right away but then you know how Zombies are...they get real nice so you relax and lose half a step and next thing you know they are on your neck. But before all that...I got some pics of their eyes. Try not to lose any sleep...
Daisy and Toto came in and they were fighting over something and neither would stand still and then Toto went flying and I figured I better pretend I got the shot and let them go.
The Skunk Hunter came in and I knew he was headed my way before I saw him. He had a dead skunk stuffed down his shirt and said he knew where he could get a bunch more...and looked at me as if I might like to go. I gave him a doubtful and noncommittal look so he un-slung his skunk gun and headed for the woods.
A Clown was chasing EJ around the kitchen with a meat cleaver so I can't show you the picture I got.
I decided to head up to The Cowboy Shop because folks like pictures of cowboys. There was Isabel riding Sandy the Bucking Horse and Rooster was feeding him a bucket of quarters. Rooster is so cool. He just got all nonchalant and let me take a shot.
I made my way to the Sublette Center and all the nice retired folks were passing out candy to the kids...and they were cackling while they were doing it...so I didn't have any. Instead I went outside where the Smiths and the Mergls were throwing big piles of autumn leaves into the air.
Over at the firehouse, Mike said he'd "Light it up" for me...and he meant the big truck. Just then The Rogerson Family came by and they were happy to pose in front of it...because I said with my new lens I could basically touch Jared's belt buckle with the camera and still get a shot all the way up to the top where the fireman stood.
I asked where the Sheriff's office guys were and they said over by the Chamber where the EMTs were. The sheriffs were gone but the EMTs were there drinking light and dark fluid from...you know...plastic beer pitchers...the kind they give you in the hospital when you can't get out of bed.
Finally I headed over to the library and found myself following Dr. Livingston and a tiny tiger he had befriended on one of his journeys. In thru the door we passed Count Dracula who was making a move on Dr. Frankenstein's girl in a wedding dress. Very coincidentally, we found a real wedding going on in the Lovatt Room and they let me crash it for a photo. Thanks guys!
Well thanks everyone for the candy and the offers of strange beer and worm sandwiches and the skunk kebob. It sure was neighborly of you all.
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