Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween 2011

By the time this illustration arrived in Australia it was already November 1st!

A story in less than 140 characters.

She turned up in November
Dressed in bewitching red.
And 'How about a little treat?',
Rather winsomely she said.
I said 'You're eleven months early!
And beat her round the head!


Admiring a mosaic we all gathered round.
Then, purely accidentally, look at what we found!
A group of ghosts had gathered from some long-forgotten show,
Dreaming of their glory-days in pageants long ago.
Recalling the excitement of the cheering and the clapping;
Days when they were younger and their feet were busy tapping.
It's a rather charming whimsy but (you knew it all along!)
The shadow of the camera proves I've got it wrong!


Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, nasty, she probably thinks she's late.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

quilly said...

Oh dear. It is best not be be tardy to your house!

Margaret's Miscellany said...

I had much the same idea - only not so poetic!

Jinksy said...

This imaginary time line is a bummer, for all we have is 'Now' ! LOL

Anonymous said...

Ah so someone took her literally and played the trick on her! :O)

jabblog said...

Well, that's one way to deal with unwelcome knockers at the door :-)

SouthLakesMom said...

Great way to turn a :-( into a :-)

Well done!

EG CameraGirl said...

She'll pay better attention to the calendar NEXT year!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I hate having my holiday spoiled, too!! Fun take on the pic of the week! Have a great week!


Bubba said...

Owch! Talk about a hard lesson to learn! Nice one, Brenda!

Peggy said...

About time someone used the "Trick"
part of Trick or Treat!
Loved reading your poetic piece today.

Anonymous said...

This one made me laugh...poor little lady, living on the other side of the world she gets her dates all mixed up...LOL.
Have a great week ahead. Cheers!

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

smart word play.

hope said...

You ride a broom, you forget about things like jet lag and time changes. :) Nice one!

septembermom said...

Glad to see that you focused on the treat here. I enjoyed your microfiction.

Susan Fobes said...

Okay, I laughed at this one-great take on this week's picture.