I don’t think most people believe that having a sweet tooth can lead some individuals to a life of crime. Fletcher and Jamison each had a sweet tooth and it often got them into trouble. Whether this sweet tooth will lead to a life of crime beyond the incident that took place one late autumn night is yet to be seen.
Autumn was their favorite time of year because the Goblin Hollow Candy Co. made only one type of candy during this season and that was their famous candy corn. Most who have tasted this treat will say Halloween just isn’t the same without it. The aromas that escaped this factory were almost impossible to ignore. When they were younger, Fletcher and Jamison could often be found hiding just out of sight behind the factory, hoping that a rejected batch of candies might get thrown away. And even though this never happened, they spent hours and hours in back of that building.
They thought they were dreaming when they were old enough to become employees of the factory. They had hopes of being the best employees the factory ever had and maybe work there forever.
But, as is often the case in life, it wasn’t what they expected. There were rules that they would be expected to follow and being the optimists that Fletcher and Jamison were, they thought if they tried hard enough, they would be able to do this. But deep down inside, something told them it was probably hopeless.
Every job has rules their employees must follow, but one particular rule at the Goblin Hollow Candy Co. was just plain cruel.
NO SAMPLES. ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY NO EATING OF CANDY AT THIS FACILITY!
You would think that a company would be willing to share their fine product with the people who work hard to make it. A free sample here and there, first choice of the rejects. Not at the Goblin Hollow Candy Company. It wasn’t because they were cruel or didn’t care about their employees, it’s just that they had seen it get out of hand in the past, how that benefit could be abused by some. It was just safer for everyone.
The temptation was too great for the two friends and within days they had sealed their fate with the company they grew up worshipping. Rules were rules and sometimes they get broken, even if by accident.
They understood rules were rules, but they were no longer employees and the rules did not apply to them. The law applied to them, but they weren’t thinking about that when they broke into the factory and stole all the candy corn they could carry. Getting caught was a possibility, but there wasn’t going to be any evidence when and if the law caught them. It was going to be the last October they ate candy corn for a long time.