Sharp Candy

Originally published in Nom Nom: Hallowe’en Dark Drabbles by Black Hare Press

“And don’t eat anything until we’ve checked it.” Sarah straightened her son’s mask. “Last year, a kid got candy with needles stuck in it.”

Her husband, John, scoffed. “That’s an urban legend.”

“It’s not! I saw it on Facebook.”

“I can guarantee you, his candy is safe.”

“Oh, yeah? How?”

“Mom, let’s goooo …” Aidan whined.

“Well, we’re not taking any chances.” Sarah took Aidan’s hand. “Come.”

John waved. “Have fun! Bring some for me!”

A few minutes later, John’s doorbell rang. A group of trick-or-treaters was outside.

John pressed the last needle through the Snickers bar, then opened the door.

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