The Trick or Treat Door, a Short Story
copyright 2012 by Shondra Snodderly
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Halloween was Agnes and Mae’s favorite time of year. They always spent the whole month preparing. They would tape up cutouts their grandchildren had made for them years ago, the boy down the street would carve them a jack-o-lantern, and they would stock up on as much candy as their monthly incomes would allow.
There were always two bowls by the front door. The first was for the children who were in a hurry to get their candy and move on to the next house. It was the bigger of the two. The smaller bowl held the more special treats: king-sized candy bars, individual snack cakes, small toys. These were for the children who were willing to perform in character. The children who did got to take from both bowls. That way, everybody got a little something out of it.