The Halloween Monsters

The monsters were out again. We hid in the house, hoping that they would not notice we were there. There were big ones and little ones. Some of them were being carried around by their minions, They were walking and running up and down the streets, yelling and screaming. Pounding on the doors, looking for the unwary. Everyone in town had their porch lights on, hoping to scare the little monsters away. It didn't work, they still came.

They were a sight to see. Devils, demons, goblins, witches, princesses in disguise. Spiderman, Superman, Batman, Captain America's and someone they called Darth. There were hobos, angels, ghosts, witches and giant pumpkins. The little ones being carried around by their minions were little yellow bears holding honeypots, blue sad-faced donkeys, cute little puppies, and pumpkins.

Some had not gotten their lights on and eggs were thrown at their houses. Pumpkins were slashed and cut, then set on fire. Toilet paper was fluttering from the trees and skeletons were hung from doors in a macabre reminder of their revelries. Some of us had bought huge bags of candy, hoping to bribe the monsters to leave us alone and not throw things at our homes. They would come crowding onto our porches, pounding on the door until we opened it, yelling strange things at us. We would shovel the candy into their bags, hoping they would then go; praying that we would not run out before the witching hour, when they would finally be forced to leave.

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Finally, the little monsters started dwindling down. It had been an exhausting evening. The numbers of vampires, werewolves, princesses in disguise, and spiderman caricatures were down to just a few, but these were the bigger ones. What was going to make them go in? They were throwing toilet paper over the tree tops and throwing eggs at cars. They were putting dog poop in paper bags, putting the bags on people's porches, and setting the bags on fire. What were they wanting? They rang the doorbell and ran. People were coming to the door and seeing the fire, stomping on the fire to put it out. UGHHHH, what a nasty mess. The bigger monsters would stand a couple houses away and laugh.

The city finally got around to sending out the police to run the meanest of the monsters in. They sent the other monsters home. Ahh, peace at last. Collapsing into their recliners, the people heave a big sigh and finally, get to relax. Tomorrow would start the clean-up, but for now, Halloween Trick or Treating was over. See you next year. Muahahahahaha.

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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Cute! I like it!


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

I'm peeking through the curtains, those little princesses are so sccarryyy!!! Happy Halloween.


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Will, Just my tongue in cheek answer to all the Halloween hubs. Since this is my first fiction, I am sooo happy you like it.

Mike, I am so glad you like it. I was a little nervous about writing fiction.


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Becky, you did fine. We are all just exercising our writing skills.


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

I didn't know I had any.


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50 Caliber 5 years ago from Arizona

Becky fun read voted up dust


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Now that you know, there are no limitations. Your experiences, your imagination all can be recorded and enjoyed. Tell your stories in fanciful settings.


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writer20 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

Oh, Becky you do have good writing skills. Love it funny story of yours. voted you up and funnnnnny


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Dusty, Glad to see you. So happy you enjoyed. I hope you are doing good. Have fun on your trip and send me an email if you need to. I will even call you if you want a call. Love ya.

Mike, I will see. This one just popped into my head and got my mischievous side going.

writer20, I am glad to see that you enjoyed this. I got the idea about an hour ago.


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50 Caliber 5 years ago from Arizona

Becky I've got no phone but thinking on a pay as you go phone for the trip. If so I'll mail you the number and company I read that certain companies charge a dollar a day when you use it an zero per minute to other cell phones of same brand and some include other brands too. I just don't know which is best, dust


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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

You are a skilled writer Becky and now that you've started on fiction I can see there will be no stopping you.

A great story and I enjoyed it.


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Dusty, I have a NET10 and pay $20 a month for 200 minutes. No free calls for same provider calls but it is about as cheap as they come. No charge other than how many minutes. Also, they use all the other towers so we have good signals just about everywhere but boonies. It would probably be a good idea to have one for emergencies. 2 flats, broke down, something like that. Have fun and stay safe.

Rosemary, Only thing stopping me is ideas and I do not have any right now. Thank you for coming by.


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Ian, you are truly an original. I didn't realize that the UK doesn't do the Halloween stuff. There are a lot of people that don't care for it here anymore. My husband being one. If you don't turn your outside light on, they aren't supposed to stop. He not only won't turn it on but he will sit in the dark watching TV while it is going on. I have to take my grandchildren.


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Becky, if I get the slightest notion for a Hub, I put the notion into a file titled hubidea. it actually helps out when the well goes dry


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

When I get a notion for a hub, I usually write it. Get it over with and publish it.


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Becky, this is very creative. I enjoyed it a lot and laughed. It is so true and apropos. Thanks for this great start to your fascinating fiction career for a reason. Just think of it as lying. laugh.


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Thanks for coming by Hyphen, I was a nervous wreck writing this while I was giggling. My daughter is mad at me now because she thought I did something cool and it wasn't what she expected. It only took me about half an hour but the idea just popped into my head complete. All I had to do was type. I am glad that you were entertained.


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

Becky, I think I like your husband more and more.

Before Halloween night I want you to train him to say, "Bugger off!" and then we will both be happy men.


ThomasRydder 5 years ago

Nice job, m'lady!! A very cool slant taken on the "holiday" by the "victims"..just goes to show...you can write on anything, as long as you have the imagination to bend it to your will...kudos!!


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Ian, Of course you like him, he's just an old coot too. Last year, he sent Katy to sit on the porch and head 'em off while he hid in the bedroom and watched TV. His favorite shows were on. I love it when you come to visit me.

Thomas, Thank you for the kudos. The thought for this story hit complete in my head. It was a miracle, all I had to do was remember it long enough to type it in. Took a whole 1/2 hour from thought to publish. Must have been in a quirky mood. Thanks for coming by to visit.


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kenneth avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

WOW, BECKY! I LOVED THIS HUB. Very original, neat, and valuable. You are blessed with such a writing talent that I am ashamed of the offerings I have produced. You use that talent to bring God the glory and let Him use your hubs to touch others. Voted UP and away! Warmest thoughts, Kenneth


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Kenneth, I am happy you liked this. I am not sure about the value of it except that it will make you chuckle. Thanks for checking this out.


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kenneth avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

HEY,BECKY, there is no such thing as invaluable text. This is very good. And many people will love this. Take my word. It is terrific, my friend. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Kenneth


lilyfly 5 years ago

a sweet treat for Halloween...! lily


Ghost32 5 years ago

Becky, I'm not quite rolling on the floor but am definitely grinning ear to ear. Which, on a bald-headed, toothless, wrinkle-faced old mega-monster is in itself a sight to behold.

I love that we live out far, far away from Monsterville. Yes, we do have drug cartel folks and relatively innocent Mexican citizens trekking through at any hour of the night (not so much in the day, when they're all hunkered down under bushes or in safe houses), but those are nothing compared to the Halloween Hobgoblins.

Voted Up and Everything.


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Kenneth, Thank you

Lilyfly, I am glad you liked my Halloween offering. I appreciate you coming by to visit.

Fred, I would love to be out away from Monsterville, especially this week. The neighbors grandkids make so much noise that they are driving us nuts. I am glad that you enjoyed this. My first fiction. As far as you looking like the mega monster, so does my husband. Except he wears a beard.


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kenneth avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

You are most-welome, Becky! And BOOOOOOO! Did I scare you? Just a pre-Halloween friendly and safe prank! Be careful and be sane. Kenneth


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

The pictures are adorable. I like Halloween when the little kids come, but the biggies, a little too old, plus you fear they might soap your windows..Great story Becky..


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Thank you on the pictures. They are my three youngest grandchildren. Those were also their pumpkins. Yes, I forgot about soaping the windows. We usually see a lot of trees t-p'd. Some of the bad boys used to do the dog poo in the paper bag thing when I was growing up. That one was nasty. I haven't seen it lately. I am so glad that you came by to read this ruby. See you at the cafe.


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kenneth avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

@Becky . . .my grands are 10, 8, and 5 and all love Halloween. Okay. I confess. I love the candy, hot chili, hotdogs and burgers we on our block are doing this Friday night for the little ones. Halloween CAN be a positive day/night as opposed to some people on some talk shows whose opinion about Halloween I do not apprecaite. But that's them. But you, Becky, have a great Halloween. Have fun and enjoy life. KENNETH


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Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

Becky, very well done! I've had dealings in Tennessee and thought this was true. You had me going for real. Just joshin about the other though. The folks are great in your state but you did have me wondering where on earth the Volunteer hubbies were. The little ones pics are cool. The little fellow in the middle is done up right. Thanks for your good idea and enjoyable Hub Becky.


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Alastar, Thanks for coming by and leaving such a nice comment. There are quite a few of us here from TN. The pics are my three youngest grandchildren from last Halloween. I have 9 of them but I don't think this would have been big enough to put pics of all of them. Noah is the one in the middle and he was only 3 months old when this was taken.


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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

It was so much fun reading this. I do not much about Halloween but these days we are celebrating a five-day Hindu festival called Yamapanchak, literally five days of Yama, Lord of Death and hell.


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Vinaya, I am so happy that you came by to read my story and leave such a nice comment. It sounds like your holiday and Halloween might be similar. Halloween started many years ago as All Hallows Eve. It was to celebrate the dead.


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Brilliant and thank you for sharing.

Here's to many more to share on here.

Take care and have a great day.

Eiddwen.


Phoebe Pike 5 years ago

The pictures are so cute!


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Eiddwen, I am so happy that you liked my story. I was nervous because I had never written fiction. It was so much fun that I am going to have to try it again.

Phoebe, The pictures are my 3 youngest grandchildren from last year. I appreciate your comment.


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Becky,

Utterly adorable in the spookiest manner of speaking!!

Voted UP & FAB- fiction becomes you, mar!


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Marcoujor, I am so happy that you liked this. It means so much to me when writers of your caliber read and enjoy my writing. Thank you for coming by.

I would like to ask all my readers to check out my daughter's writing. She is new on hubpages and writing as Katy Katz. I believe she is very talented, as most moms do. She has a different style than I do and writes poetry and songs, which I do not.


femmeflashpoint 5 years ago

Ahhh, the memories!

This was a fun, fun read, Becky!

And, if it's your first attempt at fiction, you're off to a grand start!


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

femmelashpoint, Happy to see you out and enjoying yourself. lol!! This is my first attempt at fiction and the only things I have ever written other than term papers are on hubpages. I am a total amateur. I am happy to see that you approve of my attempts. Thank you for visiting.


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Story Page 5 years ago from England, the UK

You made me smile as I read this and I do n't even like 'monster night'. The pictures are charming - cute monsters are the best sort, I hope they enjoyed dressing up.


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Story Page, I am not sure I like monster night. My grandchildren love it. They are anxiously awaiting Monday night, when they will get to go out and be 'monsters' again.


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Teresa Coppens 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Becky, awesome story! Your grandkids are very cute! It should be a night of fun for the young ones. It's a shame that it is spoiled by a few but it did give you fantastic fodder for a very humourous story. Interesting that according to the Halloween origins I've been reading that candy giving was started to stop the kind of mischief you refer to in your story. Awesome read and voted up!


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Teresa, Thank you for the compliment on my grandkids. I think they are adorable but then I could be a little prejudicial on that.

They are going out tomorrow night to a 'Trunk or Treat' put on by the city. Everybody is invited to go up and set up a booth with their candy. It gets them in a smaller area and makes it easier for the police to keep track of the kids.

I had to get a little tongue in cheek on this but it was fun to write. I chuckled all the way through it.


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Very cute Becky,

You have told it like it is for sure..Cute pictures..Ours is tonight and will go around with my daughter..Thank you for sharing..

Love,

Sunnie


ThomasRydder 5 years ago

Morning, Becks..I don't think you saw my earlier comment, but I really cherished the "victim" slant you took on all of us that await the thundering herd of goblins and witches. Cute, to say the least!! :)TR


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Sunnie, I am glad to see you back. Missed your smiling face. I am glad you enjoyed this. Have fun tonight.

Thomas, Yours is up there. I didn't miss it but I appreciate that you wanted to make sure I saw it. The victim slant came to me in a mischievous moment and I was giggling the whole time I was writing. This was fun to write.


ThomasRydder 5 years ago

I'm sure...we live in apartments that have almost no kids, so I don't believe we'll have traffic. Pity the folks back around where I'm from. A sudden visit from Old Man Winter, 6 inches of snow, school closed, and Trick or Treating cancelled :(


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

We have lots of kids in these apartments but most of the kids go to the community events where they can get more candy. Our elderly neighbor usually sits outside and passes out candy to those who do come around and last year she only had about 25 kids. She was disappointed because she can't get to the community events and misses seeing the little ones. I took my grandchildren to see her last year.


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DrJez 5 years ago from Narara NSW Australia

Enjoyed the story. Thanks for sharing!


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

DrJez, So glad you enjoyed. Thanks for reading.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia

This is a very cool hub Becky. The young ones looked cute in their costumes.


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

thelyricwriter, I am glad you enjoyed the story. I suppose I could update the pictures with this years pics but they looked so cute in last years that I am going to leave them. Next year I might write another one. Thank you for coming by and reading.


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resspenser 5 years ago from South Carolina

Fun Hub! Rated up!


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

resspenser, Glad you enjoyed this. Thanks for coming by and reading.


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thebluestar 5 years ago from Northern Ireland

Becky this is a cute in a scary way read. You have a great sense of humour which comes through in what you write. A little bit of humour speaks volumes, and that is where your talent lies my friend. Up and beautiful x


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

thebluestar, I am so happy that you enjoyed this. It was fun to write. Thank you for coming by and for your votes.


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PADDYBOY60 5 years ago from Centreville Michigan

That sounded like a pretty wicked laugh at the end there.Lol. Cool story.


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

PADDYBOY, What is really bad is that I had to ask my 14 year old how to spell that laugh. First thing I have ever had to ask HER how to spell. She hasn't caught me out yet. I am so glad that you enjoyed my story.


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

It is 8:27 PST, I am looking at a nice pair of nines on your scoreboard.


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

I had to look to see what you were talking about. Wow.


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Oh, then I am glad I checked in with you.


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

I would have missed it. I wasn't paying attention. I just figured out how to do the summaries and was going through adding summaries to my hubs.


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

I saw the notice about summaries. I haven't added any. Might be why your score is climbing.


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

It was climbing before I started. 97. Might be the questions I answered today.


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

That's another thing I do not do. I cannot even keep up with the reading.


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

I just do what I can and don't worry about it. I saw a question earlier and it piqued my interest, so I answered it.


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

I use to hub hop. Now I am trying to keep up with those I like to read - you know the regulars.


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

I caught up and was bored so went hopping for a few minutes. I was trying to rest my mind but all that came up on the hopper were business articles. LOL!! Trying to avoid it for a few didn't work.

Hate to say it, but I am bushed. I need to say good night. Talk to you tomorrow.


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Good night Becky


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

A unique perspective on the streets of Halloween...little monsters all about. Nice job, Becky! WB


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Wayne, I am glad that you enjoyed this. Thank you for coming by and visiting.


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

I could see all those monsters... Voted up, well-written and thrilling.


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Martie, I am glad you saw my monsters. They just swarmed around here last week. My tongue in cheek answer to the horror stories.


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Wr1t3r 5 years ago from Oregon

I like it. I never thought of Halloween this way, but I guess I've never had monsters do bad things on Halloween.


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Wr1t3r, I appreciate you coming by and commenting. I haven't had any monsters do any bad things. I was just being mischievous and looking at it from the point of the victim. It was fun to write.


Wr1t3r 5 years ago

Those r the best ones, unfortunately it does happen in some places.


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DonnaCosmato 5 years ago from USA

Cute story and I think we spotted some of these same little munchkins around our house. Fortunately, we didn't have to call out any legal assistance to roust them, lol! Your photos are adorable as well.


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Donna, Those little monsters were everywhere. And some of the same ones come back here year after year. I truly love seeing them. Like I said, it is the big ones that cause the trouble. I am glad you enjoyed this. I chuckled the whole time I was writing it.


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Deborah Brooks 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

this is so cute... I really enjoyed reading it... I voted up and funny


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Deborah, I am glad that you liked this. It was fun to write and I giggled the whole time. Thanks for coming by to read and for the vote.


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weestro 4 years ago from Virginia

This was great, I love this kind of writing! Voted up!


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

weestro, This is my only fiction piece so far. I am really glad you enjoyed it. I normally write about family and reality humor. Thank you for coming by to visit.


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My Minds Eye53 4 years ago from Tennessee

Cute Becky. Are you going to do more fiction?

My car got egged once, it was hard to get off!


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

I don't know if I am going to do more fiction or not. This idea came to me complete and I was giggling the whole time I was typing it. I can't seem to get any more ideas that will work. We will see. I bet egg s hard to clean off. My mom drove a school bus and every year got egged at least once. They had to keep them clean. She woulod stop and get one of us to come help her clean it off.


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

I think this is a wonderful read! I really enjoyed it! You have more talent than you give yourself credit for. Keep up the great work! Voted up and funny! :)


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

sgbrown, Thank you for the nice comment. This is a year old and I was just getting into writing here. I have written quite a few things since then. This one came to me complete and I typed like a lunatic, giggling all the time thatI was writing it. It was a lot of fun to write. I am so happy that you came to visit.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

Came here after reading your lovely interview with Marcoujor and am glad I did.

Enjoyed this fun Halloween story and am voting it up, funny and interesting. Am also sharing it.


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LABrashear 4 years ago from My Perfect Place, USA

So cute, but so true! I loved the pictures. Voted up!


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Hi Gail, I am so happy you liked this. It was fun to write. I giggled the whole time I was writing it. Thank you for the votes, sharing, and coming to visit.


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

LABrashear, So glad you enjoyed this. Thanks for coming to visit.


Sunnie Day 4 years ago

Hi Beck,

So glad you shared this once more..so cute! I did the same thing, only so much you can say about Halloween every year..haha unless a Goblin gets loose and creates another story..still waiting on that one..lol Hope you have a great day..Thanks for the smiles.

Sunnie


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Sunnie, I never unpublished mine and it was sitting there so lonely. I knew I had to bring it to someone's attention. You have made it feel so loved. Thank you for coming by to ease it's loneliness.


whowas 4 years ago

Hi Becky - gosh, what a lot of comments, I hope you don't mind another one!

I really enjoyed that piece - it sums up the crazy, spirited (if you'll pardon the pun) and joyous occasion that Hallow e'en is for most of us and the police being called at the end to round-up the porch poop pyromaniacs was a gem.

Thanks - oddly enough his story has me really looking forward to the end of the month!


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

whowas, so glad you liked this and it got you in the mood for the fun. I had a lot of fun writing it and was giggling the whole time. Comments are always welcome. They give me good feedback and let me know how my writing is received. Thank you for coming to visit and for the wonderful comment.


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Marlin 55 3 years ago from USA

This is a great hub Becky. Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. I love how you created the imagery and ambiance in this article. I felt like I was there.


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Marlin, this was just fun to write. I had a ball with it and was giggling the whole time I was writing it. My daughter was disappointed that it didn't scare her. Oh well, she is 16, what can I say about her? Thank you for coming to visit.


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PegCole17 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Just in time for the little monsters to arrive! This was a real laugh and the part about the minions carrying their monsters was a hoot. Don't know how I could have missed this funny take on our upcoming holiday.


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Hi Peg, I think I wrote this before I met you here. I had a blast writing this, giggled my way through it. One of those things that pops into your head full blown and just waiting for you to type up. I think it took me a whole half hour. Things like this are so much fun and rare to get the idea for. I am so happy that you enjoyed it and so good to see you here visiting.


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cam8510 3 years ago from Columbus, Georgia until the end of November 2016.

Yipes! Glad I missed the whole frightening ordeal. Great job Becky. Lots of fun.


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Hi Chris, this was so much fun to write. I giggled through the whole thing. I appreciate your great comment. Thanks for coming to visit this frightening place. We still have not had Trick or Treating here. We have a bad storm with tornado alerts out tonight so everything was cancelled for tomorrow night. It has been pouring rain.


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cam8510 3 years ago from Columbus, Georgia until the end of November 2016.

Yes, I heard there were some locations back east where Halloween was postponed. Just a little tip. Don't stomp on burning bags on your doorstep.


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Don't worry, I won't even be home. Hahaha


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klidstone1970 2 years ago from Niagara Region, Canada

Well, Becky. I thank you for putting such a huge smile on my face. This was delightful. My dad use to tell me stories when he was a bigger "monster" with poop bags and people's porches. Ya, you know where I'm heading with that!


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

Becky,

Marvelous. You are a very talented writer, able to capture and expound on the most-simple things in our lives. I can only say, "Wow," to describe this hub.


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Becky Katz 2 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Kim, I had fun writing this one. It sprang into my mind already written and I just needed to type as fast as I could. My dad told me about pulling his grandfather's outhouse over. Then he found out that his grandfather was in there. They all made themselves scarce for a while. I appreciate you coming by to visit.


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Becky Katz 2 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Kenneth, I am happy that you enjoyed this. It is truly one of my favorite hubs. I had fun writing it. Thank you for coming by to visit.


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

Dear Becky,

It was ALL my pleasure. Brought smiles to my face and a genuine spirit of feeling good inside.

I will visit with you againn provided that you visit my neighborhood of "HubVille," every chance you get.

Peace.

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