Hello dear readers,
Skelly and Skella together with their pet cats come to visit Baalatova. They encounter Baalatova sitting outdoors with Solly and Kitty, enjoying a lovely sunny day.
Baalatova: Welcome dear friends. I know that what I'm going to tell you will disappoint you, but this year's Halloween you will not be turned into ghosts. There's an evil worldwide epidemic spreading fast around us. No festivities, no crowds, no trick or treats. People will just stay at home to be safe. They'll have enough health worries, there's no need to frighten them by adding ghost haunts and boos.
Kitty and Solly: ( with tears in their eyes): No treats!!
Skella: (Deep sigh) Our only once-a-year treat is being taken away from us.
Baalatova: I can make it up to you. Turning you into ghosts is possible only on Halloween but nothing prevents me from casting a spell, sending the three of us, just as we are, to Brazil, for example. Every February they hold a carnival and besides the incredible samba festivities, Rio de Janeiro inhabitants love to masquerade wearing different costumes including those of skeletons and witches. We'll have a fantastic time there, no one will notice that we are two genuine skeletons and a witch. We may even receive a prize for the best costumes.
Both Skellies: But there are dances and everybody will take part while we can scarcely move.
Baalatova: You don't have to dance, just move to the rhythm of the samba. The sound of your shaking bones will make them think you are playing the maracas. You know, now that I think of it you may even win a prize for being the best maracas virtuosos.
Solly: Please take Kitty and me along with you.
Baalatova: Sorry kids. This will be a one-night outing only for grown-ups but we'll bring back treats for you. The cats can stay and take care of you while we are away.
Skelly: Suppose Brazil too, is infected with the virus and decides to cancel the carnival?
Baalatova: In that case, we'll postpone the fun. I've seen epidemics come and go through the ages and I assure you this one too will be over. Who wants a delicious cup of eye soup?
Both Skellies: Thank you, we have no stomachs for it.
So the Skellies stayed spending the whole afternoon with Baalatova, practicing the samba. to the sound of shaking bones and maracas. Solly, the young flying bear, and Kitty the little cat girl were having a hilarious time and tried their first steps in dancing along. The Skellies, for the time being, forgot all about their ghost's dilemma. Suddenly the future seemed brighter.
To continued next Halloween (or sooner?)
(Witch made by Sarit. Catgirl made by Tatiana. Flying bear made by Birgit. All, including the skeletons and cats, were gifts for which I'm very grateful.)
I had fun concocting another silly Halloween episode. It's good to smile, it gets one out of worries and sadness.
Happy Halloween and blessings to all my friends and readers!