Happy Halloween?

Pumpkins

So I think this is going to be my Halloween story.  I didn’t exactly plan it like that.  I didn’t have the slightest intention of writing a themed story.  And, to be honest, it’s not like it’s all that themed.  It’s just more dark than I usually go…in a sort of fun way.  And since the next story after this is due on November 1st, and I’m a stickler for dates, this is really my only chance to do a Halloween story.  Even though this is sort of just another story that happened to get a little mad-scientist on me and so I’m cramming it into a theme.

On another note, I feel like I’m in a stakeout movie from the seventies right now.   Lots of coffee, Chinese takeout…I’m wearing a leisure suit.  Okay, really the fast approaching deadline has just made me turn to coffee at night which I never do and I felt like Chinese tonight, but it’s a lot more fun to pretend like I’m on a stakeout.

Or maybe I’m having really intense urges to cram things into pre-formed motifs.