What darkness treads the world this eve of All Hallows day? The ghouls in costumed splendour trick or treat their way door to door.
A shadowy figure watches the passing scene, its eyes intent on possible prey. Many pass. It pays no heed then a twinkle is seen in its eyes.
Five children, older than the others, stop some smaller and steal their treats. The bullies laughing, the figure steps from the shadows.
“Trick!” it calls.
Five little pumpkins touched by dawn’s first light, the spell is broken. The bullies, a lesson learned but no one would believe their tale.
The photo prompt from the Centus site.