Friday, May 20, 2011
for Krista Davis, author of
The Domestic Diva Mysteries
(The Diva Haunts the House is coming in September!)
I am royally miffed.
Last year, the town's haunted house took place in a school auditorium. Hay bales and the lingering scent of processed food from the cafeteria were the scariest parts. So the town council met last night and tapped Sophie Winston as the person in charge of this year's haunted house.
Don't get me wrong, Sophie is my best friend, and I would do anything for her. We've known each other since we were kids. I mean, seriously, there's no one else I can go to about my mother. Sophie knows all about Mom's superstitions, and I have to give Sophie credit for not blabbing much like some people.
But the thing is that I have a TV show. Don't these people understand how much local publicity my involvement would bring to the haunted house? Plus, just between us, Sophie doesn't think outside of the box like I do. She's . . . traditional and a little bit old fashioned if you know what I mean.
Don't they realize that it hurts my feelings when my contributions and abilities are shunned? Sophie gets all the credit. Personally, I think there may be some favoritism at play and that's just not right.
I'm happy for Sophie, but the way I've been treated is overshadowing that joy. Clearly, I have to come up with an idea that will knock their pants off. Something so brilliantly conceived, so scary, so perfect for Halloween that the crème de la crème of Old Town will be sorry they didn't tap me for the haunted house. A party, I think -- for the most exclusive and influential people. Hmm, a vampire theme perhaps.
sniff, sniff You'd think Sophie would offer to co-chair the haunted house.
No matter. I'll work on my party. I'll need a costume, of course. A fabulous one, hand sewn, and one of a kind. What was your favorite Halloween costume?