Halloween In May
My Halloween lusts were temporarily satisfied yesterday when Suz and I converted our Morgue into a haunted morgue known, quite appropriately as "The Morgue".
Unpacking my closetful of Halloween paraphernalia, then trucking the Rubbermaid containers into work, setting everything up, and leaving it all unguarded overnight was not really something I was looking forward to. However, the spooky event was preplanned, and a required workplace event, and I was the only one in my building who could have made it successful.
And successful it was, as numerous coworkers trembled uncontrollably as they entered the dark and gloomy Morgue, knowing full well they might never return.
Everyone waited nervously in the hall as I, the Gatekeeper, allowed one participant at a time to enter. Everyone in the hall passed the time by staring at the foreboding posters that taunted them and dared them to enter. As I closed the door behind one of the first victims I heard her whimper, "I have a heart condition! Don't scare me!"
She perished. It was sad, but could not be prevented.
Subsequently, each person followed a path of Werewolf paw prints through a graveyard, towards a dismembered body guarded by crows, and directly into the path of my 6 foot tall Freddy Krueger, who scared the bejezus out of nearly everyone.
Suz, the witch that dwelled within, then instructed each person to reach blindly into a wall of webs and darkness. For their brave efforts most were rewarded with various spooky and non-spooky prizes such as a Sunbeam juicer, The Mothman Prophecies DVD, gift certificates and King-Sized Smarties.
Seeing fear, terror, hopelessness and that odd look one gets when they gamble and lose, in the faces of my coworkers was definitely worth the five hours of volunteer-work Suz and I put into this effort.
Want more? Read about our incredible Zombie Halloween adventure here.