For Queenie, Halloween is a time of yearning; that most magical time of year when she might be anyone and anything. She always contrives to be invited to the finest Halloween parties in town, and drifts through them like a specter, seeing through every mask. Loved and hated, adored and reviled. Just another one of the October Country’s petulant ghosts.
Snacks: Sweet tea and sour candies. Marshmallows toasted over a candle flame till they drip. Fresh jelly slugs in orange and pink. Cinnamon toast, burned black around the edges. Pastries stuffed with caramel and nuts, dipped in powdered sugar.