I love Halloween! I’m never a clown—I’m usually a witch for October parties. At school I wear black pants and a black turtleneck with a sandwich sign that looks like a math flashcard. I tell people I’m a basic math fact and if you don’t memorize me I’ll come back to haunt you! Scary, huh?
My favorite Halloween prank of all times was when I wore my gorilla costume and sat on a lawn chair on my front deck. My plan was to let the kids come really close and then I’d jump up and growl at them. My theory was that they’d be so scared they would scream, drop their candy, and run away. Then I would get to eat all of their candy. Bwah-hah-hah!
Oh yes, they approached the house. I could hear them debating whether I was real or not. They bravely got closer. I put my plan into action, jumped up, and roared at them! They screamed and ran away—with their bags of candy clutched in their little hands.
That was the one thing I didn’t consider—the vise-like grip on their bags of candy.
Oh well, it was fun anyway. I’ll have to come up with another plan for next year.