ToC Halloween Contest Entry: Dark Eve of MarpenothAs the heroes returned to their villageA creeping sense swept over themThey feared the town was lost or pillagedTheir true horror would soon begin!As they entered the torchlit streetsA crowd of ghouls and goblins passed byAs more approached the bewildered men, They heroes couldn't stifle cries!Not a weep or snivel, mind you, But a shout of shock and fear!The heroes watched in shock and aweAs more of the creatures drew in near!The tiny imps held out some sacksOddly filled with colorful treats,The heroes paused and were taken aback,Why where they begging them for some sweets?"Fear not!" A tiny goblin said,Noticing the heroes' honest fear,"This is Halloween, mister!""We're just little kids in here!"As the monsters pulled off their masks,The heroes blinked in sheer surprise!The children giggled and reveled inThe shock in the three heroes' eyes!Once the men sighed with relief,The children held out their sacks and thenThey all shouted "Trick or Treat!
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