It is Halloween. The one day of the year where we all get to dress up as something else and enjoy the thrills and chills of ghosts and goblins as well as the gobs of candy that will make our teeth chatter in the middle of the night from the sugars. Of course in this day and age where super heroes run rampant and cosplay makes dressing up a common occurrence, we must not forget the spirit of this day. It is a reminder that for some of us there are costumes we wear to escape who we are. Because sometimes who we are is seen as scary and grotesque. Something that people find revolting. We play pretend for a chance to live out the lives we truly want if only for a night. Not everyone is lucky to take their scary costumes off. Some are stuck forever full of unintended frights. Of course nothing is scarier than an angry mob terrified of what they do not understand. So enjoy your door to door candy but remember, the little monsters that go bump in the night might not be the person who looks weird or different, the little monster could be you.
Miss M Presents:
April O'Neil's Halloween Party of the Year- 2017 Edition!
Out in space...
Miss M: Excuse me?
Miss M begins to run off and then shrieks as an army of undead wrestlers try to descend upon her!
Blaring her horn loudly, Miss M drives up to her best friend and mentor April O'Neil's house.
Miss M: There are zombies trying to kill me! Wrestling zombies! Like Undertaker. I thought maybe it was just the regular Undertaker because he always looks dead, but he was actually really dead!
Miss M: Look!
April: Oh my goodness they are really dead.
April: We need to do something. You moonlight as a super hero, do something!
April: You were always horrible at math. He's not that big.
April: Yes. Help me move the book case.
Thirty minutes later...
April: M, it has only been thirty minutes. The party doesn't start for another two and a half hours.
Miss M: Care to refresh my memory?
Flashback to Halloween 199X!
Glo: I know. Great costume by the way. Space is the place.
Glo: A birthday present. I am the best gift this dance could ever ask for.
Glo: She didn't tell me.
Miss M: I am in costume. I came as a bride.
Miss M: I am a girl.
Miss M: But they have boyfriends. The teachers actually like them and talk to them. They wear cool clothes and don't need wigs to cover their balding crown. People don't yell obscene things at them when they walk down the halls. They don't get shoved into lockers or their lives threatened. They look like they live in fashion magazines whereas I look like a creepy special effect from Fangoria.
Glo: Well we will always pick an issue of Fangoria over a fashion magazine any day.
Miss M: That's easy for you to say. You guys get to wake up everyday in a normal looking body.
Miss M: Thanks. I love you both too. My best friends!
They race off to dance the night away.
Miss M: I know! They were playing our favorite songs!
April: Right? The absolute best.
April: Cool. Me too. You comin M?
Glo: Yeah. I mean come on. I have never thought of you as anything but.
Justin: Normally I would but I actually wanted to talk to you.
Justin: Yeah. It's just you are different. We don't know how to handle that around here.
Brandi: (laughs uncontrollably)
Old Lady: Ho, ho. This is not a costume. I am an old woman ravaged by the wheels of time. I stumbled upon this area after hearing all the music from the school. That's a lovely dress. Your mask is perfect for the season.
Miss M: Look at me! I am hideous. A freak! I am never going to have a normal life!
Miss M: I mean. I dunno. A boyfriend. Being a popular girl. (shakes head) Those things don't matter. Looking like a normal and lovely young woman is what would make my life normal. And I will never be pretty looking like this.
Old Lady: And deter you from your true destiny? Silly girl. Go. Fall asleep and dream happy thoughts.
Old Lady: That's the spirit. Farewell my dear.
Miss M: Bye! Thank you.Old Lady: Oh, one last thing. If you ever find that being beautiful is not what you thought it was, find me. I can help.
Old Lady: Dumb girl. (pauses)
Old Lady: I know. Let's go.
Old Lady: I was doing what I do best, preserving my youth.
Maleficent: Another one bites the dust?
Maleficent: Speak for your self you old fool. I'm from the After Life so my looks are forever frozen in time.
Back to the present...
April: M, I wish you would have told me. Did it hurt?
April: M, who was that old woman?
April: Was it worth it?
Suddenly a beaming white light zaps around the house like lightning!
April: I don't know. Let's go and find out.
Super Natural fun!