The three friends scrambled over the fence and climbed through the broken window. “Score!” chortled Jeff, wiping a spiderweb off his face.
As their eyes adjusted to the dim light of the abandoned movie studio warehouse, Andy saw a shape scuttle past his foot. “Maybe we should reconsider this plan…”
“Don’t be a chicken,” Jeff said. “We’ll get primo costumes here and impress all the girls.”
“For free!” Vince added, switching on his flashlight. “C’mon, Andy. Let’s at least look around. No one will even notice these are gone.”
“Whoa, check it out. Wizard of Oz!” Jeff held up a lion head. “Perfect for you, Andy. Cowardly lion, ha ha.”
Andy walked over to the box Jeff had found. “These are awesome,” he admitted, putting on the head. “RAWR!”
Jeff pulled out a shiny suit. “Dibs on the Tin Man. Vince, help me zip this thing up.”
“Okay,” Vince said. “I’m definitely going for the Wizard, being the smart one here.”
The friends helped each other adjust their costumes and then left the warehouse for their school party. They were a big hit and received many compliments from the girls.
At the end of the night, Jeff walked home and tried to take off his costume but couldn’t find the zipper. It seemed much tighter than before, almost molded to his skin. “Mom!” he yelled. “Help!”
His mother came upstairs. “There is no zipper. How did you get into this? Where did you buy it?”
“Um… a friend gave it to me.”
She tried to cut it off and the scissors broke. Jeff ran down the street and banged on Vince’s door. Vince came out, still dressed as the Wizard.
“I can’t take the costume off!” Vince cried.
Just then Andy came galumping up the driveway and ate them.
Laura’s October Challenge (Day 8)
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