Inktober 2021 #18 – Moon

It was a dark and stormy Halloween night. The moon was full and the ghouls howled down the streets.

Just kidding. It was dark but it wasn’t storming. It was just really, really cold though. And the ghouls howling was more like the wind blasting past you and making your eyes water. I don’t even think the moon was full. I don’t remember what the moon was doing that night.

I just remember my dad took me trick or treating. It was just me and him. He was in his truck slowly driving down the road and I was jumping out and hitting a couple houses then jumping back in the truck. It was pretty miserable. There wasn’t any snow but it was still a frigid cold that pierced your skin. I don’t even remember what I dressed up as that year. I was wearing my winter coat over my costume so it didn’t really matter anyways.

My dad looked at me and said, “You want to just run to the grocery store and buy some candy and hot chocolate and go home?”

Even though I always looked forward to trick or treating, it still sounded like the greatest idea ever! So that’s exactly what we did. We went to what was then called IGA but has since been changed. It’s interesting to think about how different things are from back then. Anyways, we grabbed our favorite bags of candy and went home to enjoy it in the warmth!

Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed the sketch. Seeing it finished makes me laugh. It felt like we were cheating Halloween and it made me snicker as a kid and even now. See what I did there (snicker, like the candybar) Anyways…

Stay warm, free spirits!

Published by Free Spirit Meg

Self taught mixed media artist inspired by animals & nature. Unique Totem Art available for prints, home decor, apparel, bags, accessories & more! I also create artwork to bring awareness and raise funds for animal rights and wildlife conservation.

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