Danielle’s Halloween party was going great. However, Danielle was concerned about one of her guest. She had no idea who this mystery guest was. He or she was dressed as the Grim Reaper with a big sickle. Danielle was afraid that it was her ex-boyfriend, but her friend Michael said that her ex dropped him off at the party and the Grim Reaper was already at the party before Michael arrived.
“Hey Danielle,” said a friend of hers who was dressed as Cleopatra.
“Yeah,” she answered.
“I think something is wrong with the food,” Cleopatra said.
“What do you mean?”
“I feel dizzy and the guy dressed as a hobo collapsed on the sofa 30 minutes ago and he hasn’t moved.”
“Who is that hobo anyway?” Danielle asked.
“Don’t know. Thought I saw him come in with Jackson.”
“Must be a friend of his. Anyway, he’s probably drunk. You’ve been drinking, too. That’s probably why you’re dizzy,” Danielle reasoned.
“I only had one beer and some of that Armour potted meat you’re trying to pass off as homemade pate.”
“It is homemade pate,” Danielle spat out.
“Whatever,” Cleopatra said and walked towards the front door.
Danielle walked over to the food table and smelled the potted meat. Before she could decide if it was bad or not, a commotion on the other side of the room caught her attention.
Cleopatra was screaming as tears fell down her face. She pointed out the front door. A man dressed as Count Dracula and a woman dressed like Raggedy Ann ran to Cleopatra’s side.
They saw large and small black boulders. The black stone on the ground allowed lava to seep through the cracks. Gravel size fireballs rained from the midnight sky. Raggedy Ann screamed in horror. Count Dracula’s pants became moist from fear. Danielle and the rest of her guests ran to various windows of the house. They stared out the windows with unbelief. They watched the fireballs hit the stony ground. Sulfur filled their nostrils.
“Welcome to your new home,” a gravel voice said to the crowd.
Everyone turned to look at the mysterious Grim Reaper.
“Just in case you haven’t figured it out, you’re in Hell,” the Grim Reaper said.
“What!” Danielle exclaimed.
“That’s right. None of you remember dying. It was a pretty quick death. None of you recognized Larry, the guy dressed as a hobo. Larry decided it was time to kill himself, but he didn’t want to die alone. He wanted to share his death with all the co-workers who made it possible. Did you actually think that getting Larry fired wasn’t going to come back and bite you?”
The dumb struck crowd silently stared at the Grim Reaper.
“Larry spiked his drink with inland taipan snake venom. He also put the venom in the food and punch. Of course that’s the short version. You’ll learn the full story after you had a chance to settle in.”
“This is wrong! Larry got himself fired!” Raggedy Ann yelled.
“No. Danielle lied about him sexually harassing her. She came onto Larry and when he rejected her, she screamed sexual harassment. Instead of you guys minding your own business, you rallied around Danielle, the compulsive liar, and organized a witch-hunt. That’s what got the guy fired,” the Reaper corrected.
“I’m studying to be a deacon at our church. I can’t be in Hell. I’m saved,” a man dressed like Bugs Bunny said with unbelief.
“By the way Bugs, Jesus wanted me to tell you that he really appreciated you molesting your daughter for 10 years and never repenting for it,” the Reaper said with an amused tone.
The crowd looked at Bugs with disgust and shock.
“Don’t you dare judge me. You’re in the same boat as I am right now,” Bugs said defensively.
“That’s right all of you have that one big sin or a bunch of small ones that’s landed you here. But, I’m not complaining. I can always use a few good men. Or in your case, demons,” the Reaper said and laughed.
As the Grim Reaper was laughing, he dropped his sickle. His black cloak dropped to the floor like a broken stage curtain. His cliché Halloween disguise was a ruse to hide the fact that he was the King of Hell. Satan’s demonic face, horns, and beastly body features were exposed. The Halloween partiers bit their nails with intense regret. The walls of Danielle’s beautiful home melted away like hot lava slowly flooding down a volcano.
Satan stretched out his tanned muscular arms and lit everyone on fire. As they burned in agony he threw his two horned head back and laughed.