“Welcome to October at the writing cabin, and I’m here in the kitchen with my robot assistant, Miss Lisa Burton. Today we’re baking up a batch of Macabre Macaroni.
“Now, I’ve already boiled up the pasta and put it in a colander to drain. Lisa, can you pass me the butter to grease our casserole dish?”
“Hang on, I’m still getting my costume on. It takes time to be a fashion plate you know?”
“What seems to be the holdup?”
“I’m trying to get these stitches right. Can you pass me the purple marker? They ought to bruise a bit around the edges.”
“I, um, I can’t find it. Is it one of the ones in your left hand?”
“Oh yeah. I didn’t think I’d used it already. It’s important to look scary for Halloween.”
“Yeah, um. Scary wasn’t my first thought here.”
“Well, I’m not finished yet either. Just go cook your stuff and I’ll join you in a minute.”
It’s October, and that means Macabre Macaroni. These are my name for bits of micro-fiction with a Halloween theme. I run this every year, and I hope you enjoy them. They’ll post every Tuesday this month. I look forward to hearing what everyone thinks.
Note: I posted Lisa’s poster at full size here. Some people collect them and this is the one to download. I’ll size it down for the weekly stories.