Lisa donned her costume for the party, eager to show off the witch she was going to become.  She carefully applied her makeup and styled her hair just right before putting on the hat.  “Perfect!” she said to her reflection in the mirror.

She made her way down the stairs and skipped into the kitchen to show her parents and her grandmother who was visiting from out of town.

“Who’s this?” her grandmother said, looking at her.

“It’s me, Grandma,” Lisa replied.  “Do you like my costume?”

“You are a very beautiful witch,” her grandmother replied, looking at Lisa’s parents for clarification.

“That’s Lisa, mom,” her mother explained.

“Who’s Lisa?”

It was then that everyone started to appear concerned.  Why didn’t Grandma recognize her?  It was just a costume, and her face was clearly shown.

“Grandma, are you okay?”

Her grandmother sat down in a chair and looked around.  She obviously recognized Lisa’s mother and her father, but when her eyes fell on Lisa, she seemed rather confused.  Lisa took off the hat, hoping that it would help her grandmother recognize her, but the confusion on her face increased.

“Why don’t you go ahead to the party, Lisa?” her mother stated.  “Grandma will be okay.”

As Lisa left the kitchen, upset by these turn of events, laughter erupted from the kitchen.

She turned back around and found her parents and her grandmother laughing hysterically.

“You should have seen your face!” her grandmother exclaimed.

“Grandma, that wasn’t funny!  You scared me!”

“Consider it payback for your little trick last year,” her grandmother replied.

Remembering the trick from last year, Lisa joined in the laughter.




Inspired by:  31 Days of Halloween Contest


I am a 43-year-old, single mom of 19-year-old boy/girl twins living in an extremely small town in rural Texas. Currently, I am employed as a Site Supervisor for a prominent corporation that provides security officers for homes and businesses.

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