Halloween City Planner :: CR99 221031

So, my options range from fully-cancel to doing nothing. Both are too extreme, a straight jacket of safety or the risks of chaos running free.

We know that tales of razor blades and needles in candy were mostly urban myths, but are the current reports of fentanyl disguised as candy true or just more politically motivated media-hype?

Halloween is supposed to be playfully scary, not a modern Russian-roulette with candy.

A city-sanitized celebration would surely fail, but what if parents or schools hosted the parties with known safe-sourcing? Would and should other parents trust them?

Best call our attorney.

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Inspired by Charli Mill’s Carrot Ranch, #99WordStory Challenge
and her prompt of October 31, 2022: write a story about how the wheels keep turning.

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13 thoughts on “Halloween City Planner :: CR99 221031

    1. Agreed. We stopped taking part years ago, mostly because our home is so hard to see from the street that few ever came down anyway – but it bugs me that something that was so fun when I was a kid is being ruined.


      1. Many fond memories of trick-or-treating as a child. Our village had a population, then, of about `1,000 people. Small enough that everyone knew and looked out for one another.

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  1. Like so many horrible things these days, now we are dealing with the possibility of our children and grandchildren being drugged and/or poisoned. It’s unconscionable. I live on a very quiet cul de sac; it’s almost like no one knows we’re here except Amazon! A number of young couples with little children recently moved onto our street; they got together and planned a Halloween block party. Tables of food were set up all around the street and everyone shared each others treats. Adults and children alike were in costumes. Trick or treating wasn’t even missed and a great time was had by all! I believe more and more communities are doing similar activities. It’s a great way to get to know your neighbors and keep your children safe.

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    1. This was one solution I considered but quickly realized that woth only 99 words, I’d be lucky to get the problem described let alone offer solutions.
      This does sound like fun


  2. This is the first year my boys have gone out trick-or-treating in a while. We were doing basement haunted house candy hunts. It was fun, but they opted for something different this year. I noticed that nobody gives out homemade fudge or cookies anymore . . .


  3. I echo what others have said- it’s a darn shame to have to worry so about safety on what should be a fun night for kids. Tough spot, to be the decision maker. Good take on the wheel prompt, Gary.


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