Update! I placed 2nd in this competition. Thank you to everyone who voted!
I have to admit, I’ve never entered one of these kinds of contests before, but I am very excited to be a part of this one! Happy Halloween everyone and good luck!
From the site:
You can sell watches and wallets, use cash and credit cards. You can sell earrings, diamond or gold, or crown fillings if you can get at them. There is a market for everything. Smartphones and laptops and tablets are best, but we’ve sold blood, kidneys, and urine. Yes, people buy urine to pass drug tests. We buy our rent, our car, our rocks, our needles, we buy our freedom. Dizzy in our heads, one more dollar rolled up while we sit on the couch in a haze. It’s Halloween in a week. The house is freezing, and we have nothing left to sell.
Garland at the mall reminds me of childhood memories sitting around a television that played a fake yule log on Christmas. It also reminds me of restraints, which we need so we steal some. Aimless rounds in a suffocating mash of people, we are like confused piglets in a slaughterhouse. Move closer. We see it, a piglet that can be sold. He is about three feet high, and his mother has let go of his hand.
On Halloween the toddler helps hand out candy. A few times I’ve woken up to find him dancing in our living room. Whenever someone comes over to take a look at our beautiful boy for sale, they leave empty-handed. One Halloween I was a princess, and I tripped and fell in a mud puddle. I wasn’t a real princess, and I don’t think we stole a real baby. One night we awake and find him standing between us in our bed. Do we want all the wealth and needles and happiness that we can dream of? Turns out, we do have one last thing to sell. I ask him if he’ll leave the house if we say yes. Agreed. Now, life is perfect; still, I can’t help but worry.