“Tale of the Argyle Arachnophobic.”
The leaves were falling, the air was getting brisk, and three girls were getting excited for the coming holidays. One night, after another silly day at Paris on Ponce, Sonja, Mariana, and Nicolette decide to stay late and work on a giant paper mache spider for the Halloween window.
“Oh man! This is gonna be great!” squealed Mariana as she ripped up newspaper and dunked it in the mache mix. “We are going to scare everyone!”
“Yea!” said Nicolette. “Those dumb boys are going to pee their pants!” Of course, the dumb boys she was referring to were Skip and Vance. Skip was the cool kid on the block, flying around the neighborhood on his moped and wearing his devil-may-care clearly on his ripped sleeve. (Sonja had a total crush on him, although she would never admit it.) Vance was the resident know-it-all prankster, and spent most of his time trying to torture Nicolette in one way or the other. Mariana had her sites on a boy from another school, so she didn’t really care one way or the other.
“Yea- they always think everything they do is sooooooo cool, phhhhhhhuuuuuuut!” poo-pooed Sonja. “Let’s not tell them until we’re finished and then ask them to go move something in the window for us.”
“Oooohhh-Em-Gee!” said Marianna (She says that a lot.) “That’s hilarious!”, and the girls exploded with a fit of giggles that left them in tears.
So the girls worked into the evening, sipping from their fermented grape juice boxes, telling each other spooky stories and generally talking smack. As the shadows grew longer, and the juice boxes grew lighter, the dancing, merriment and giggling grew until the girls found themselves in a tangled tumble assembling the giant black spider in the display window.
The fangs were huge, the legs sharply pointed, and when it was finally assembled, it was indeed a little scary.
“Wow!” exhaled Marianna, as the girls examined their work from the outside, the red eyes of the giant spider glinting in the spotlight of the window. “That’s really creepy.”
And suddenly, out of the corner of her eye, Nicolette swore she saw that that spider move…just a little. “Eeeek!” she blurted out, and jumped quickly back. “Did you guys see that?!?”
“See what?” squeaked Mariana.
“The spider! It just moved! I swear it!”
“Ugh, Nico-your so dumb.” said Sonja with an eye roll. “Of course it didn’t move- we just made it out of paper and wire. Let’s go get some more juice boxes.” And with that she flipped her long blond hair and strutted towards the front door.
Well, if there is anything that can snap Nicolette to attention it is the promise of another juice box, so with a shiver from her, and a shrug from Mariana, they followed Sonja back into the front door.
To be continued, my pretties… MuuuhhaHAHAHAHA!
So come join us this week-end, my little pranksters, we are dead serious about our land of “Make an Offer” through the back curtains, and see what we have been up to- it’s scary good.
Paris on Ponce: Because life is meant to be fun.