“Daaaaling…must you wear that same drab black cape again?”
Count Dracula ignored his wife’s chatter. She was such a social butterfly that he marveled that he was still with her after all these years.
“It’s going to be the first big social event for the Fall Horror season. Everyone is going to be there,” she gushed happily.
“How did the Frankenstein’s manage to pull this off,” the Count asked.
There was the usual chaos in the Zombie household as they prepared for dinner that night at the Frankenstein’s Castle.
“Doris! Tell those kids to stop biting each other!”
“You tell the little monsters! I’m preparing a gift for our hosts!”
“Darrell! Frankie! Susie! That’s enough! Go put your worst clothes on because we’re getting ready to leave.”
“Are you ready, John?” Doris asked.
“I’m always ready,” he replied with a wink from his one good eye.
Meanwhile at the Frankenstein’s Castle…
“You have nothing to worry about woman. Your new hairstyle will set a trend,” Frankenstein reassured his bride.
“Yes, master,” the Hunchback of Norte Dame, and the majordomo for the night, asked.
“Did you order extra raw meat for the Werewolf Family? I heard their bringing some cousins.”
“Wine for the Phantom of the Opera?”
“Taken care of master.”
“How about the sacred incense for the Mummy clan table?
“As you instructed, master.”
“Did you set up the separate table for the Mad Scientists? They can be such a bore at the main table.”
“Did you finish that display of torture devices for the main hall?”
“I did, master.”
“How about the entertainment?”
“I was able to get Jack the Ripper to juggle knives.”
“Was that all?”
“It’s the best I could do. It’s hard finding a good act these days,” Boris apologized.
Still, Frankenstein reasoned, the guests themselves often provided the best entertainment.
As It Stands, monsters can provide the perfect forum for humor.