Friday, May 20, 2011

Snubbed Again



by NATASHA

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?

11 comments:

  1. I have a feeling Natasha's costume will be something to behold!

    I was a witch for many, many Halloweens as a child. And a devil for several, too. Wonder what my mother was trying to say? :)

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  2. Natasha, I'll have to come down there and help you. Whatever costume you choose can be brightened by bling from my shop. Sequins, beads, crystals!

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  3. Natasha, maybe going over the top isn't want they want. Do you think you can tone it down a bit and then perhaps you'll be selected next year to be in charge of the Haunted House.

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  4. Ooh, Natasha, I'm eager to hear how all this plays out. And I can't wait to read all about your costume.

    My favorite was probably being Batman when I was a kid. I loved that old campy TV show and I made my own cowl, cape and utility belt. I sewed the Batman logo on a blue t-shirt and wore dark shorts and tights. My best friend went as Robin. Great memories.

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  5. Elizabeth, I like witch costumes! But I like the challenge of being a devil. Not that I am, of course. But if an expert like Edna from Threadville helps me -- wow -- a devilish red silk dress with sequins and bling? That might be just the ticket!

    Thanks for offering to help, Edna!

    ~ Natasha

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  6. Tone it down? Dru, honey, that would mean just another boring and forgettable party. I have to make it an event they'll remember. An event people will talk about for years to come!

    ~ Natasha

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  7. Batman! Ohhh, Julie, I like that! Or Catwoman. I love those sleek tights. And what fun to have awesome abilities for that one special night. Hmm, Batman with bling? Edna? I think it could work!

    ~ Natasha

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  8. I hope you won't let your hurt feelings interfere with your friendship, Natasha! Maybe next year is your year.
    My most memorable costume was that of a gypsy. My Mom has this gorgeous, slinky, velvety black jacket with sequins -- I just loved it. The skirt had a jagged hemline & it all came together wonderfully. Especially the scarf around me head. Have fun!

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  9. Erika, I love slinky clothes, not to mention velvet and sequins. And a jagged hemline on the skirt. Oh! That gives me an idea for Vegas's costume (my 12 year-old cousin who is staying with us). Thanks! What a great idea.

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  10. Maybe next year, Natasha!

    My favorite costume was Batgirl. There's just something about a cape...

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  11. Two Bat costumes! Maybe there's something to that. You're so right, Heather -- capes are dramatic and elegant. No wonder vampires wear them . . . .

    ~ Natasha

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