Pox of Chocolates
by Thomas Kleaton
Darci snatched up most of her daughter’s Hershey bars.
“Two candy bars only,” said Darci. “Even if it is Halloween night.”
“Tapton said those are yours, Mommy, for all the parents.”
“Tapton said he and the others would cross over tonight in the form of chocolate bars,” Katie smiled. “Then change into bears and gobble up the adults.”
Foil crinkled as Darci went to take a bite.
The chocolate bars moved in Darci’s hand then, shaking all over, rippling in their paper sleeves. She dropped them, her face white.
“Gee, Mommy,” Katie’s eyes gleamed. “I thought you liked chocolate.”
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