“No, Mommy!” protested six-year old Sarah Reid. “It’s too scary! People will get scared!”
Beth Reid looked at her daughter’s eyes peering out from the holes cut in the old sheet. The ghost costume was a Halloween classic and Sarah liked Casper the Friendly Ghost. Seemed simple enough to a busy adult but kids were never simple.
“I know what to do,” said Beth as she rummaged through a desk drawer that was only opened to stuff in things that had no place else to go. She soon found a big red Christmas bow, which she stuck on top of Sarah’s head.
“What do you think?” she asked hopefully as she held up a mirror. “Now they’ll know you’re a friendly ghost, not a scary one.”
“Okay!” Sarah agreed as she picked up the plastic Jack-o-lantern with the open top, imagining the candy that would soon overflow. “Let’s go!”
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