The Trick and the Treat, by Helen Howell
Lily tapped on the door to the old Mansion. She clutched Bozo, her clown doll. A monster lives there, the other kids said. That didn’t stop her. She had Bozo to protect her.
The door creaked open.
“Trick or Treat.”
No one appeared. Lilly leaned forward and looked in. Soft hands clasped her throat, she tried to scream and as she struggled, she realised it was Bozo who was choking her. She let him go as he dragged her over the door step.
“Good boy Bozo, you always bring them home to mama in the end.”
The door slammed shut.