“Why don 't you go first this year, Henry?” asked April. “I 've always liked your stories, they’re so interesting.”
“Alright.” Said Henry. His candle suddenly burned brightly as if he willed it to do it, and it wafted the scent of banana into the air that lingered. “Who will pick for me.”
“I shall pick for you.” said Murray answering for everyone. “Now let’s see…” he then said as he gazed out into the yards and street at the different groups of trick-or-treaters. “Army guy, no. Cowboy, no. Bloody doctor, no. Vampire, no.”
“Do the vampire!” said April enthusiastically. “I would love to hear a story about a vampire.”
“No! No!” said Murray. “It’s my pick, so I get to choose.”
“Well, pick one already.” said Ali impatiently.
“Yeaah!” said Tilly.
“Okay, okay, already. Ahhh… here we are, a princess, perfect for you, Henry.” Murray said snickering.
“Ha, you don 't think I can do a story about a princess. Well, prepare to look foolish, Murray, even more than you already do.”
Her name is Erin, and her story doesn’t begin tonight. Her story actually began a week ago while she was sitting on her bed. It was her birthday, and she had just turned eight. She was going through the contents of an old shoe box, and she was crying. She held in her hand a photograph of her and her mother. They were in their back yard next to the rose garden. Her mother had her arms around her, holding her tightly. Erin remembered every moment of that day, how the sunlight warmed her skin, the sweet smell of honeysuckle in the air, the rhythmical buzzing of a humming bird’s wings that had flown into the yard only fleetingly right before her father had taken the picture. That was ...
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“Go on, get the hell outta here, all of you.” snapped the old man as he feigns getting up to kick their asses.
“Whatever, Dude.” said the teenager with his face painted as he and his friends lumbered on to the next house while making sure they walked straight through the old couples flower bed that separated theirs and their neighbor’s property.
“What a bunch of jerks!” said Ali.
“Yeah, well, not much we can do about it, can we?” said Murray dismissing the situation. “It 's over now anyway. At least they didn 't get egged.” he then said, referring to the old couple who sat at the end of the driveway.
“Please go on with your story, Henry.” April said, speaking up having wanted to change the conversation away from the rude boys. “You were at the part where Erin 's perverted father was... was… well not being a very good father.
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