“Hey Jake, what are you doing?” asked Midge as she strolled up the front porch steps.
“My mistress left the TV out here on the porch and I’m watching this weird program.”said Jake.
“A movie?” asked Midge.
“I don’t know. Not sure,” said Jake. “It was on when I came out here.”
“Why did your mistress put the TV out here?” asked Midge.
“She was watching it out here drinking her coffee and when she went inside to answer the phone, she left it out here,” said Jake.
“So what is it about that you are watching?” asked Midge.
“See that big guy over there by the tree?” asked Jake. ‘ Well, some witch was going to put a spell on him and he was going to die at midnight.”
“Sound like you are watching a horror movie,” said Midge.
“I think that is what it is,” said Jake. “After all, next week is Halloween.”
“So what is that guy doing?” inquired Midge.
“Well, the guy was out playing golf and having fun while his girlfriend was out messing around with a baseball player.”
“Oh no, that isn’t nice of her,” said Jake. “Why was she doing that?”
“I don’t know Midge,” said Jake. “They didn’t say why she was doing that. Maybe she liked him better than her boyfriend.”
“Wow, so what happened?” asked Midge staring at the TV screen.
“This guy came home and what do you think he found?” asked Jake.
“What?” asked Midge.
“He found his girlfriend sitting there watching TV and eating popcorn with this big baseball player. Right there in the living room of their house,” said Jake.
“No! Whatever possessed her to do that?” asked Midge.
“I don’t know Midge. Crazy I guess,” said Jake. “Do you want to hear this story or not?”
“Sure,” answered Midge as she curled up in the chair waiting to hear the rest of the story.
“Well, this guy gets all mad and goes storming out of the house and threatens to fix her for what she did,” said Jake.
“Oh wow,” said Midge.
“Yes, and then the girlfriend and the baseball guy have all kinds of emotions spouting all over the place. Can you believe it?” asked Jake.
“What kind of emotions?” asked Midge leaning closer to Jake.
“They showed fear, anger, sadness, and peace,” said Jake.
“Wow!” said Midge.
“They had all these emotions that settled into the pits of their hearts when they knew they would die at the stroke of midnight,” said Jake.
“They were going to die at midnight?” asked Midge. “I thought the witch was going to do something to him.”
“She was,” said Jake. “But the spell got reversed later and guess what? The spell was put on the girlfriend and the baseball player friend.”
“Wow!” said Midge. “Did the witch kill them?”
“No, not right away,” said Jake. “She turned them into frogs. Can you believe that? She turned them into frogs.”
“Frogs?” asked Midge. “Why in the world did she make them into frogs? Seems like it would make better sense to kill them.”
“No, he didn’t want to kill anyone, so he had the witch turn them into frogs. They thought they were going to die at the stroke of midnight, but the old witch fooled them and turned them into frogs,” said Jake.
“Wow, that is amazing,” said Midge.
“I know and what a fate. Doomed to croak the rest of their lives,” said Jake.
“Oh no!” said Midge. "That is terrible. How would you like to be a frog?"
"I wouldn't," said Jake.
"Do you want to go play at the park Jake?" asked Midge.
"Sure," said Jake. "Lets go."
The two friends took off for the park, meeting up with Booker-T along the way.