Daily Prompt: Trick or Trick

“It’s Halloween, and you just ran out of candy. If the neighborhood kids (or anyone else, really) were to truly scare you, what trick would they have to subject you to?” -The Daily Post

In all my years of celebrating Halloween, I’ve never had someone actually give me a “trick” instead of a “treat.” I don’t even know what a “trick” would be! Is that like pretending to give them candy and then not actually dropping anything into their bag… Or is it scaring them? How do you “trick” a trick or treater?

UPDATE: Ok, I did some research. I always interpreted the phrase “trick or treat” as “give me a trick or give me a treat.” Apparently, it’s intended to mean, “Give me a treat, or I will perform a mischievous trick on you,” which I suppose makes much more sense… I like how I’m just learning this now.

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