Halloween for many is a time to dress up and have some fun. Ever wonder what your favorite Entangled Bliss author’s best Halloween costumes have been or what their favorite Halloween memory is? Follow the Bliss Trick or Sweet Halloween Haunt to check them all out.
When I was little, I went as a hobo. You know, big baggy pants, a pillow stuffed inside for a jolly belly, suspenders, a long men’s jacket, a battered fedora, a drawn-on beard and a blacked-out tooth. In retrospect, I think the whole outfit was a way for my mother to keep us from freezing. After all, you don’t go gallivanting across the prairies in October unless you’re prepared to meet your (ice) maker.
I loved it. Especially the blacked-out tooth.
As a mother of young kids, I got more adventurous. Clown. Gum-flapping 50s housewife. It peaked in the “Medieval Bag-Lady Mortitia” year, the only evidence for which lies inside various deeply repressed memories.
Gradually, I gave up the costumes. But I still black out a tooth or two.
The effect remains awesome because in all the activity and noise, I always forget it. Then I smile, all friendly-like, and hand out the candy.
“Happy Halloween!” I yell as they run off, wide-eyed, to their orthodontist-parents.
Then I admire myself in the mirror and grab a Snickers bar.
I hope Halloween always brings out the kid in me!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Roxanne Willems Snopek is an award-winning freelance writer of everything from corporate newsletters to personal essays. Author of the Amazing Stories series of true life animal adventures, she now focuses on fiction. Snopek grew up in Saskatchewan and now lives in British Columbia.
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