Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Wicked? Who, me?

The Case of the Missing Halloween Candy

"No, officer, you must have me mistaken with someone else. I wouldn't eat all the Halloween candy before the kids get here to Trick or Treat. I'm not that cruel!"

"Ma'am, the evidence is overwhelmingly against you, but I'll hear your story before we put you away for good."

My heart was pounding. How was I going to get out of this. There had to be someone who could vouch for me. My head scrolled through the list of contacts in my phone, email, neighbors, friends, family - finally I came up with someone. 

"Mdm Samm and Wendy. They've been organizing this blog hop that I've been furiously sewing for. You see, I wouldn't have time to eat all of the candy, I've been too busy." I showed him the burn on my hand from the iron, the welt on my finger from the needle and he seemed to be considering my innocence. "They have a whole list of people who've been involved. You can find it on Wendy's website at: http://why-knot-kwilt.blogspot.com."

"I'll look in to those people too, but why don't you give me a list of the ones I should be concerned with today."

I searched my head and came up with a list of talented quilters who could have pulled off a candy heist. I told him if he looked into the following people he wouldn't be disappointed.

That should have kept him busy all day, but he was back questioning me in an hour. 

"Ma'am, all of those people have alibis and completed quilt projects as well. They've been too busy to steal Halloween candy."

My mind raced on to the last few people I could pin the crime on.

"OK officer. I was hoping it wouldn't come to this, but I have no choice. There's a couple strange people in town that have been asking questions all week on where to get more Halloween candy. But, they are a little spooky and live in that old house on Main Street."

We got into his squad car and sped over to Main. I'm sure the house was a lovely Victorian home when it was built, but now it was dilapidated and in bad need of repair. It gave me the creeps just looking at it and I desperately didn't want to go inside.

We knocked on the door and no one answered. I started down the front stairs, ready to jump into the squad car and lock myself inside. Instead, the cop knocked harder and the door did that creepy thing it does in the movies and opened up on its own with a haunted groan. Much to my dismay, we entered the house. 

"The first one you'll want to question is Belinda," my voice said with a crack. "I've heard talk around town that she's the biggest witch around - a real piece of work. I'm sure she had something to do with the missing candy."

We heard a wicked cackle behind us and turned around just in time to see a puff of smoke. Belinda had vanished leaving behind only her hat as evidence of her existence. 



"She's got style, I'll give her that, but she knows we're on to her. I bet she'll never show her face here again," I said. The cop just gave me a look of disbelief.

"There's one other person you should talk to before we leave, officer."

Horace had to be around there somewhere. He liked to lurk in dark corners and wait for prey to fall into his trap. He was my last chance of getting out of this mess. 

We walked up to the attic, the last place in the house to check. Upon opening the door we saw nothing but dusty windows and old cobwebs. Just as I was about to give up hope Horace swung down from the rafters and blocked our way.



"Leaving so soon?" He asked. "We haven't even had a snack yet."

This was promising. Horace was a devious little spider. He was gifted at catching anything in a trap - his web of horrors - and he could get himself out of any sticky situation. 

I patiently waited while the officer asked Horace for his alibi. Unfortunately for me it was rock solid and he had the web to prove it. He'd spent all week building it. This time his web looked hypnotic, almost like a time warp, and I was ready to jump right in and escape the house, the cop, the town - everything.



As I was about the jump, the officer placed me back in cuffs and herded me out to the street. The officer paused before putting me back into the car. "You spin a good tale," he said as he reached into his breast pocket for a photo, "but I'm placing you under arrest for candy theft."

I had one last option, but I doubted it would work. "Wait, can't I give you something to make you change your mind? Some fabric maybe? All you have to do is say something, anything, and make sure I can get in touch with you later to give you the fabric. I can get it to you by November 2nd, I promise!"



He shook his head and I knew my bribe hadn't worked. "There's just one thing I'd like to know," he said, and with a glint in his eye he flipped over the photo. "How'd it taste?" 


THE END

**Giveaway Closed**

I hope you've enjoyed this little tale and the picture of me eating a giant slab of peanut brittle. :) If you didn't get it from the story, just leave me a comment below to be entered in the giveaway. Please leave me your email address if you're a no-reply blogger. The giveaway is open to everyone. I'll pick a winner on Friday, November 2nd. Now go cheer on the other bloggers of the day! Happy Halloween everyone!

90 comments:

  1. Oh my! What a scarey story. I love the blocks, ESP Horace!!

    glen

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  2. Cute story....cute projects....fun :o) Thanks for sharing!!!

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  3. Not only a talented quilter but writer also! Thanks for the story and the blocks.

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  4. Love the story almost as much as I love that spider block

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  5. OOoh fabulous story - had me on the edge of my seat particularly as I pinched three pieces of my childrens candy yesterday whilst they were at their Grandparents (for taste test reason of course!). Love your two blocks that spiders web does look like a time portal! Hope you enjoyed the peanut brittle and thanks for sharing.

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  6. What a great story! I love your blocks too. Thanks for the chance.

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  7. Love your tale of Halloween naughtiness! that peanut brittle looks very tasty indeed. Your blocks are fabulous, especially the spider.

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  8. Love your blocks. Happy Halloween.

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  9. A great story - I loved it!
    Thank you.

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  10. Karen, your projects are wickedly wonderful. Thank you for sharing with us today.

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  11. Your little tale was just delightful, you have talent as a writer as well as a quilter , great blocks!

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  12. Your blocks are vry beautiful !! Thanks for the give away.

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  13. I enjoyed your little tale and your blocks are awesome. Thanks for sharing and your great give away
    Britt-Inger in Sweden

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  14. I can go off on my way, with a great story of the day!! :-) Love it!

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  15. Now THAT is a wicked cookie!!

    Love your blocks!

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  16. Your blocks are wicked wonderfullful and that cookie looks yummiest!

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  17. Love your blocks. Would love to have that cookie morning.

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  18. LOl.... this was wonderful to read....thanks for sharing and for the giveaway. The brittle looks delicious

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  19. ohhh what a sweet delight ....and your blocks are wonderful too lol

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  20. What a generous portion of brittle Karen...lol! Love your spider and witch hat...will have to start referring to you as the hst queen...wow!! Thanks for sharing your fun story today and Happy Halloween :)

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  21. Oh, I love a good mystery! I would never have accused you of eating all the candy! You have been busy! Besides everyone knows quilters eat chocolate! LOL! Love your blocks!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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  22. What a sweetly wicked story you weave. Fun, fun! Have a happy Halloween today!

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  23. You sure do tell a wickedly great yarn.

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  24. I love your story!!! I actually thought of presenting my post this way for this hop, but I would never have pulled it off as well as you did! (I certainly hadn't thought of your "sweet" storyline!)
    Your blocks are great, by the way!

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  25. Great blocks! and a great entertaining way to present them!!

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  26. Cute story, great blocks! And that peanut brittle looks good enough . . . to eat, lol.

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  27. Bahama! Some one has to much time on their hands! Or is that chocolate? LOL way to cute!

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  28. That was quite a tale! I really like your version of the spider web and spider block! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. I enjoyed your story and also your wickedly wonderful blocks.

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  30. Wonderful story - wicked imagination you have Karen! :) And cute blocks too! blessings, marlene

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  31. Ahaha! I am giggling so hard!!! Love your blocks!!!

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  32. That was incredibly clever, great job! The spider web block is definitely my favorite; looks like a ton of work!

    Fawn

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  33. Such a bowlful of delightful eye candy and I do believe I detect a little chocolate smudge in the corner of your mouth. No, not there ...just a little over...Yep! That's got it! ;)
    Thank you for the tale and the chance :)

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  34. What a fun story your baked up for us! What great blocks you brew into your adventure, thanks for sharing!

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  35. Too cute!!! Too funny!!! Love it all!!! Your blocks are wickedly cute!!! Wow!!! Thanks for the wicked fun!!!!

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  36. Very cute story, and very entertaining. The cop should of taken the fabric, I guess he wasn't a quilter. Spider block is perfect. Thanks. Vivian

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  37. Thanks for your Halloween Tale I so enjoyed, and I also loved the blocks.

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  38. Love the story. So, tell us, how many days did you have to spend behind bars?!?!?!? Nice blocks. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. The candy thief! Now I finally know who to blame....hahahahaha! Loved Belinda's hat (I would hang on to that....in case she ever shows up again) and Horaces web. I hope the judge was kind and let you go....well until Christmas candy comes along that is.... Thank you!

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  40. Creative work all around! Love it!

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  41. Great story. It's hard not to eat the candy before Halloween. Love your blocks too. Have a good one. Nancy P.

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  42. Your blocks are wonderful. Who could resist peanut brittle?

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  43. Thanks so much! enjoyed your blog. and your blocks.

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  44. Your little story is just to funny! Love how you incorporated your blocks. Yummy peanut brittle, hope you saved a piece for the winner of your giveaway. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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  45. Horace is adorable - that's a great block. What a fun tale!

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  46. Great post! Love your work. Thanks for sharing with us all. (Glad you didn't send the cop this way. I'm on my way out to buy candy shortly,,,I don't know where the candy went here!)

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  47. You spin a good web!! I was totally caught up in it! What a cute post.

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  48. Super story and great blocks. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  49. I like your tale and the blocks, but REALLY liked the look of that peanut brittle! Any chance for the recipe?

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  50. cute story and I really do like Belinda

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  51. Oh what a fun blog post. Great story. Love the spider web block. Thanks for being in the hop.

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  52. Fun Blog Post. Happy Halloween, and thank you for hosting a giveaway.

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  53. Such a wickedly funny story! Oh, and your blocks are fabulously spooky. :O)

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  54. This is a wickedly wacky wonderful story. Enjoyed it very much as well as your blocks (especially Horace - fabulous quilting). Well, did it taste good?

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  55. Happy Halloween! What a wonderful, wicked, wild story to go with your blocks; so creative. Thanks for such a fun read. Loved your blocks, too, esp. the spider hanging from the rafters. lol Yep, I noticed that you were into peanut brittle, my favorite candy. So...I can totally understand why you ate it all - besides, sewing can be a little bit stressful at times and candy just takes the edge off. :)

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  56. A ripping yarn. Seems to me you got caught red handed :)
    The spider web block looks amazing. I would love to go in the draw for your give away.

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  57. Oh, thanks for making such a fun post! I like the way it all turned out...the peanut brittle was probably yummy too?

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  58. Love Belinda's hat! Thanks for the tale!

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  59. Your mini quilts are great! I really enjoyed the story. Please pass the peanut brittle.

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  60. I do enjoy a good piece of homemade peanut brittle...yours looks delicious! Fun story, thanks for sharing.

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  61. Great story! Loved your blocks.

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  62. Cute story! My husband asked if I had eaten all the Halloween candy. I had to confess. We still had plenty of candy for the trick-or-treaters but the cauldron is bereft of Butterfingers. Which is odd cause I'm a Snickers witch at heart. Love your blocks. And I'm glad the peanut brittle is at your house.

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  63. Love the giant peanut brittle, though I prefer mine in slightly easier to eat portions =)

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  64. love all candy thanks for the chance

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  65. Loved your wicked story. Thanks for having a give-away! I also love your spider and witch's hat. Very nicely done!

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  66. Rosemary B here:
    wicked good story, I like it and I love candy
    Your blocks are wonnnnnderful and really love the colors you have going here :-O

    thanks for sharing your amazing creativity
    I love cookies too

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  67. Great story. Love the peanut brittle too. Your blocks are darling.

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  68. Great story and thanks for the give away.

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  69. save me a bit... great tale and thanks for the give away
    Happy Halloween
    in stitches

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  70. You are so talented and a clever story teller! Great job!

    Thanks for a neat giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  71. Hahaha!!! Great story ... what a terrific way to showcase your blocks and your giveaway -- very creative!!! LOVE the last pic of you with your peanut brittle ... guess you'll be in the slammer for a while!! (I'm really glad my Wicked day was yesterday instead of today -- I'd have hated to have been implicated in this kind of mess!!!) :)

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  72. Great story and your blocks are delightful. Love the spider.
    Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.

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  73. Innocent I say! I'll back ya! Next time you better share. Peanut brittle happens to be a favorite! Thanks for the tricks and treats :)

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  74. Candy? What candy? I understand the problem completely. Love the story. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  75. What a fun post! Thanks for the giveaway and participating in the Wicked hop!

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  76. Oh Peanut Brittle....And that squared up web! You certainly are wicked :o)

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  77. Wicked lady! Love the story. That spider web block is awesome.

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  78. Love your story and your Wicked Blocks! The spider web is my favorite!

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  79. What a fun post. Great work on your blocks.

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  80. Amazing job on the spider web, all of those itsy bitsy pieces. :)

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  81. Really cute tale and really cute blocks. I hope you weren't locked up for too long.

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  82. Ja ja me encanto su final.Ya se que el sorteo esta cerrado,pero no puedo dejar de decírselo.Cariños

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  83. Just catching up on this blog hop! Love the blocks too! I am a sucker for a witches hat. Thanks for sharing.

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