“Evening gorgeous,” I said, declining the hug. After all, we’d only just met! He continued to grin. I don’t suppose there’s a lot else a man o’bones could do.
“Hey!” called Alyson, “Wanna a drink?”
As I nodded she started to pour. It trickled red into a ruby glass.
“I see Bill is dancing with Harry.” Alyson grinned.
I turned to see Bill, a six-foot rugby player, waltzing across the floor with the five-foot plastic skeleton.
I raised my Pernod and blackcurrant. “Happy Halloween.”