Is it almost Halloween?

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Is It Almost Halloween?  Twenty Easy Questions to help you decide….

Did you see bats and/or black cats in your neighbor’s windows?

Is there a gallon of apple cider in your fridge?

Have you noticed a nice selection of black capes at the grocery store, drug store, or discount mart?

Do all the cakes and cookies in the bakery have orange icing?

Does the menu have pumpkin pie on the desert list?

Have you seen anyone wearing an expensive designer sweater with “boo!” written on it?

Have cobwebs and plastic spiders appeared in any corners?

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Did a pumpkin patch sprout in some unlikely place, like in a parking lot?

Do you have trouble maneuvering a basket down the supermarket aisle because of the piles of candy?

Are there are strange looking goblins working at the check-out registers?

Are the trees on your lawn decorated with toilet paper?

Have you noticed new and improved trick or treat bags?

Are haunted houses a hot real estate item?

Do the TV listings have only reruns of old horror movies?

Did someone compliment your mask when you weren’t wearing one?

Do ghouls, vampires and werewolves seem almost normal?

Did the scarecrow in your neighbor’s yard turn out to be the neighbor?

Are the spirits coming from the graveyard now instead of the liquor store?

Does being an old witch seem like a valid alternative occupational choice?

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If most of the above are true, you can suspect that Halloween is probably lurking just around the corner.  When you see a Christmas tree at Wal-Mart, you’ll KNOW for sure.

Begin thinking of places to go on October 31st before the doorbell starts ringing… especially if you’ve already eaten up all the trick or treat candy!

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About Sheila Moss

My stories are about daily life and the funny things that happen to all of us. My columns have been published in numerous newspapers, magazines, anthologies, and websites.
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