"I have run out of ideas," Jennifer declared as she landed cat-like on the couch and glared out the window at the damp forest. She tossed her strawberry-blond hair and cast an appraising glance at her larger sister who was absorbed in a large book.
"Hey, I need ideas!" Jennifer tried again.
"Yes, yes," Susy murmured absently as she turned the page.
"I just fed your first edition "Have Spacesuit Will Travel" to the goat," Jennifer deadpanned.
There was silence for a few beats before Susy's face twitched and then contorted as if some unpleasant taste had reached her mouth.
"Wait," she finally raised her eyes from the book to the smirking strawberry blond, "you did what?"
"I need information," Jennifer interrupted quickly. "I have run out of good Christmas present ideas-"
"Christmas isn't for a month, now what did you say about-"
"So I am getting everyone candy. Unimaginative, I know, but people will like it nevertheless. So tell me what kind you like best."
"The goat? My book?" Susy eyed her skeptically but didn't seem inclined to let the issue drop.
"I was joking," Jennifer huffed and punched her in the shoulder. "What candy?"
Her sister stared blankly for a few more moments then shook her head with a sigh.
Jennifer returned the blank look before bursting out into laughter. "No really. What kind of candy do you want for Christmas."
"Candy corn," Susy repeated patiently.
"You're serious?" Jennifer demanded.
"Yes, candy corn."
"I can't get you candy corn for Christmas!" Jennifer burst out in exasperation. "Pick something else."
"Why," Susy asked in confusion. "I like candy corn. It is my favorite candy that I am not allergic to."
"It is cheap!" Jennifer exclaimed.
Susy stared at her with a frown. "So? I like it. Why would that matter?"
"Never mind," Jennifer said with a sigh. "I'll just pick myself."
Susy watched her sister stomp off with a deep sense of confusion.
Yesterday was national candy corn day....yup. No I didn't know it existed until Twitter told me either. So in honor here is a short (mostly true) story. And the picture links to a much tastier treat still in tune with the season.