A barrel full of water and apples makes for a wonderful evening for adults and children alike. Add some on a string as well and watch the unwary get an eyeful of apple instead of a bite of the delicious fruit.
Success at duck apple requires quick reflexes and a wide jaw, it often helps to have apples which are slightly smaller than usual so that small mouths get a chance to catch them too. Any you capture you can eat, if you happen to like apples that is.
Today’s writing prompt is a ‘what happened next?’ based on the picture Halloween, by Howard Chandler Christy. The picture was published in Scribner’s Magazine in January 1916 and is one of series of paintings of what is known as the Christy Girl, a picturesque and romantic type of society women.
Please feel free to leave your effort, or even a link to it if it’s on your own website, below. Alternatively, if you are time strapped share the title you might use, a first or last paragraph, or even a stanza from a poem, or some lyrics.
And here’s my effort .. please be kind 🙂
A shrill voice rang out ‘Hector’. Time slowed as every head turned to watch the unfolding disaster. Waiters rushed from all sides of the room with dishcloths, towels and mops to prevent a cascade of water flow through the gallery and onto unwary dancers in the ballroom below.
Charity turned and whispered, ‘look mama, Aunt Edith has an apple in her hair’.
I hushed her, ‘Charity you know very well that young ladies never talk about another unless it is to compliment’. I winked to show solidarity and we both chuckled quietly as Edith was led, sobbing, from the party by Uncle Hector.