The woods were full of whooping goblins and vampires. Johnny shivered and pulled his shroud tighter.
His old house had a carved pumpkin head in the window. Yellow flame eyes winked at him. From the shadows he’d watched children apple-bobbing in the garden. Now they’d gone trick-or-treating.
Johnny went to the deserted water tank. There were still apples floating there. He stuck his head into the water but the apples bobbed away. As he swished he felt wetness seep into his mouth and eye-sockets. Was he doing it right?
Splash! His eyes plopped out, like rotten windfall fruit.