Trick or treat?


Darkness approached as John’s twin girls decided which house to visit last. They had visited houses around the neighbourhood collecting lollies and sweets of all kinds. Their final choice was a house with bodies all over the front lawn. The bodies had knives sticking out of them and realistic pools of blood around them, blood splatter marked the pavement leading to the house. This house took gruesome decorations to the next level.

Ruby and Violet knocked on the door. John knew the toddlers were enjoying their first trick or treating journey. They weren’t your typical toddlers, they might look innocent in their princess outfits, but John knew they loved the gore and horror of halloween.

A tall man wearing a black cape opened the door. He wore a black cape that draped around his entire body. He could be a magician or a vampire, the face tattoos and mohawk didn’t confirm either way, maybe he couldn’t decide. It wasn’t the best costume the girls had seen that evening.

“Trick or treat?” said Ruby and Violet in unison as they held out their overflowing bags of candy.

“I choose trick, and it’s a good one,” said the blood-thirsty magician as he waved his hands in front of the girls and a knife appeared. “Are you girls ready for it?”

“Only if it’s a good one,” said Violet.

“A really good one,” added Ruby.

“Alright then. Well I’m going to need an assistant,” said the blood-thirsty magician. “So let me present, all the way from my living room… Steve!”

A man wearing jeans and a t-shirt walked over to the doorway, clearly not thrilled to be there, but trying to put on a brave face for the girls.

“Ok girls, I’m gonna need a bit of room so come with me,” the blood-thirsty magician took the girl’s hands and lead them into the front yard, with John and Steve following.

“Are you prepared for something amazing?”

“Yes,” shouted the girls, filled with excitement.

The blood-thirsty magician waved his hand in front of the girls and the knife from before appeared. He showed the girls, and in one quick movement stabbed Steve in the chest.

Astonished, the girls stood in silence. John though, had worked it out. It was a trick knife with a disappearing blade.

For effect Steve gasped, but could only hold his laughter for a few seconds after seeing the girls astonishment.

Convinced the trick had worked, the blood-thirsty magician pulled away the trick knife and showed it to the girls. John was also eager to have a closer look as he knelt down next to his girls.

“Would you like a go?” said the blood-thirsty magician.

“Of course,” said the girls.

The blood-thirsty magician put the knife in his hand and draped his cape over it, then removed it to reveal two knifes, which he offered to the girls. They eagerly grabbed them, and the blood-thirsty magician lined them up to stab Steve, who was now lying off to the side of the path with his eyes closed.

“On the count of three, start stabbing,” said the blood-thirsty magician. “One, two, three!”

And with that the girls let fly, repeatedly stabbing Steve in the chest. But John noticed that this time was different, Steve was bleeding. And right then John realised what was happening. The blood-thirsty magician had switched the trick knife with real ones and John’s girls were now stabbing Steve to death. The bodies and blood around them were not fake. This had been done before.

The blood-thirsty magician chanted as the girls stabbed the victim ferociously. John quickly grabbed his girls and turned towards the blood-thirsty magician.

“What have you done?” John grabbed the knives from his girls as the blood-thirsty magician looked on with a grin on his face.

John held the two knifes. The blood-thirsty magician’s luck had run out, he had picked the wrong girls to trick.

John plunged the knives into Ruby and Violet’s skulls. Ruby and Violet didn’t feel a thing. In unison they advanced toward the blood-thirsty magician. They removed the knife embedded in their skulls and licked the blood-soaked blades.

The blood-thirsty magician wasn’t grinning anymore, it was John’s turn.

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