for Six Sentence Stories where the given word is Keepsake.
When I popped round to my friend Rosey’s yesterday she was hanging a string of beads in the window so I asked her why and she said it was a keepsake which had been in her family for generations and it was to keep witches at bay at Halloween.
I asked if she honestly believed in witches and after pulling a few facial contortions she said she probably did, and told me that when the old lady from number seven with the long grey hair and pointy nose came round asking for some sugar the other day, her cats Fuzzybutt and Scruff looked very alarmed and stood with their tales in the air.
She said she knows it works because she’s used it for several years and has never had a witch knock on her door on Halloween night.
I reminded her she goes out Trick or Treating with some of the kids from her class, so she wouldn’t be at home if one did, and she said that witches don’t have to be in bed by nine o’clock like children.
By the way, when she joins the youngsters she always drapes herself in a bedsheet with holes in it for her eyes, hands and mouth, and when their victim requests a trick she produces a pack of cards, fans then face down and ask them to pick one which she correctly names as the Queen of Clubs which is not that clever as all of the cards are identical!
Anyway, I’ve got to dash because I need to sprinkle some weed killer on my doorstep because I’m told it keeps ghoulies away – what are you laughing at?
There are lots more stories about My Friend Rosey HERE!