“TRICK OR TREAT!”
Nora didn’t recognize the costume. Before she could ask, he continued.
“Would you like a trick or a treat?"
Nora blinked. “Oh, for me? A trick, then.”
The trick-or-treater pulled a package of MintPuffs out of his pillowcase.
"I thought those were discontinued!" she exclaimed. "But how's this a trick?”
He giggled. “A trick is supposed to be a surprise. Surprise!”
“What if I’d asked for a treat?” Nora smiled.
The mask smiled back. “Then you’d be really surprised.”
Neighbours certainly were. Police, too. Even the mortician, who had twenty-seven cases, was surprised each and every time.