Happy Dolloween! (A Photostory)

Happy Halloween to all of you who celebrate it . . . or Happy Dolloween to all of you who celebrate it with your dolls!

Also, I did not post on Monday for a very special reason. You can read all about it on Thursday’s post.

I myself do not partake in the spooky traditions of this hallowed holiday. Personally, it kind of freaks me out. In my family, it’s tradition to watch a movie and spy on trick-or-treaters on the evening of October 31st. And that’s exactly what this photostory is about.

Enjoy!

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I sigh contentedly and flip open my brand-new, hot-of-the-press American Girl magazine. I just got it in the mail today, and it’s definitely a cause for celebration.

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“Hey, Crys!” Grace exclaims, skipping up to me. “What are you planning on doing tonight? It is Halloween, after all.”

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“Nothing much,” I reply. “Definitely not trick-or-treating, that’s for sure. I’m waaaaaaay to old for that.”

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“Well, then,” Grace says. “Would you like to join me in a little game of . . .” her eyes twinkle mischevously. “Spy on trick-or-treaters?”

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I blink. “Yeah, no thanks.”

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“But, Crystal!” Grace whines. “Please? It’ll be so fun! Lindsey already said yes.”

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“Perfect,” I tell her. “You have a partner already.”

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“But I want you,” Grace whines. “Pleeeeeeeeeeeeee-”

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“Fine!” I snap. “I’ll spy on trick-or-treaters with you.”

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“Yipeee!” Grace squeals. “I gotta go tell Lindsey!” She races out of the room at full gallop.

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I sigh. I’m so going to regret this.

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At six o’clock, I join my sisters in the living room. Grace and Lindsey are peering out the window excitedly.

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I stand next to them and peer out into the fading light.

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We don’t have to wait long. A little girl, dressed as Laura Ingalls Wilder, walks up our drive and rings the doorbell. I can’t help myself, I giggle.

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When the trick-or-treater realizes she’s not going to get any candy at our house, she walks dejectedly down the driveway.

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The three of us keep a close eye on the street. A few minutes later, we’re rewarded with not one, but two trick-or-treaters.

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One of the girls is a librarian, and the other is supposedly a hospital patient – but you never know, she could actually be sick.

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We peer through the screen over the window as the two girls walk/roll away.

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The next trick-or-treater shows up in a tap-dancer costume that she must be FREEZING in. She waits on our front porch for, like, ten minutes.

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We have to cover each other’s mouths to keep from giving our positions away.

An hour later, we decide to call it a night and start to head off for our rooms.

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All of a sudden, the lights flicker off.

“Um, was that you, Grace?” I ask. She shakes her head no.

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“It’s a serial killer!” Lindsey shrieks. “Help! Help! HELP! I’m too young to die!!!”

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We clutch each other tightly. “Is there someone in the house? Do something, Crystal!” Grace begs.

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And, just as quickly as they had gone off, the lights come back on again and four mischievous girls pop out from around the corner. “TRICK OR TREAT!”

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We stare at them, stunned. “It was you?” I ask, incredulous.

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“It sure was,” Morgan confirms.

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“And we got you goooood,” McKenna squeals. “You were all like, ‘It’s a serial killer! I’m too young to die! Crystal, do something!'”

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We stare at each other for a moment, and then burst out laughing.

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“You did get us,” Grace admits. “Happy Halloween!”

-End of photostory-

I have one quick announcement for y’all. I am actually not going to be participating in NaNoWriMo. I am too busy working on a different novel. However, I am considering doing Camp NaNoWriMo this summer.

What’s your favorite kind of candy?

What was your costume?

What was your doll’s costume?

Does your family have any Halloween traditions?

-AGs in Alaska-

12 thoughts on “Happy Dolloween! (A Photostory)

  1. This was awesome! I loved how dramatic it got! I am actually supposed to write a children’s book for school. It is supposed to have at least one paragraph on each page and there are supposed to be 17 pages or more. I am writing about an adventure that a Giant Panda takes trying to survive! I am really excited for it! Did you have any candy last night?
    ~Kaylyn

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    1. Wow! That sounds like an awesome story! No, I didn’t have any candy yesterday. Even though I did a Halloween post, what my dolls did to the trick-or-treaters is essentially what I did last night. We had ice cream, though. 🙂 In my opinion, that’s better than candy.

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  2. Cute photo story! And really funny, of course!
    My favorite kind of candy is probably Sour Skittles!
    I was a grim reaper!
    Carol was a ballerina, Lea was a marathon runner, Melody was a genie, Josefina was a princess, and Saige was ‘Lady Winter.’
    No Halloween traditions.
    Good luck on your novel!

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