This is my entry for the Halloween Literacy contest.
It is naught but the night of Halloween, the bats take flight in their little colony‘s, the ghosties rise from their tombstones, while the corpses sleep deep underneath. It is here we join our main character Angeliqua, the mega absol; dressed in but her favorite costume at that time of year, a long black billowing cloak, and a plastic scythe, is the grim reaper, as she is so lovingly called by superstitions, like every Halloween she would go out and trick-or-treat, and it being the last year she would be going, she decided to make it quite the fright night of her, and her friends night, she had planned to spend the night in House 4666 at the end of the curb, up the hill, past the large rusted iron gates, long rumored to be haunted and the house of a murder.
As she stepped down from her porch, approaching her friends with a big black treat bag, and a flashlight in her other hand, while she kept her plastic scythe hung over her shoulder. “Shall we go?” She asked her friends, a tall black cat girl, named Talia, with short spiked hair, dressed up as a lust demon that year, a short corgi boy, Emmet was his name, with thick rimmed glasses, who was dressed up as a mummy. Angeliqua glanced to her last friend, Regina, who was ever under a ghost costume like many years past, Funny, she thought to herself, I don’t recall ever seeing her face before. She had been a new kid in town who moved in three years ago, and had never shown her face, always opting to wear her hood up, and keeping sunglasses on, claiming to be an albino to their teacher as an excuse.
As the night drew on, and they collected their candy, they drew closer and closer towards House 4666, on the curb of Short End Dr., their treat bags filled with candy, and everyone talking excitedly about what they had, slowly everyone was closing up for the night, either devoid of candy, or just too tired to keep open any longer, Angeliqua checked her watch, half past eleven. “Ah, it’s nearly Witching Hour.” She told her friends, smirking as she turned to them while she stood in front of those rusted old iron gates. “Why don’t we go and spend the night in House 4666?” She asked her friends, everyone, except Regina giving her a scared look. “Come on! It’ll be fun! Why not make our last Halloween together a fun one?!” She exclaimed. With a glance around among her friends and a simultaneous nod, they would make their way past the gate, which wasn’t locked that night, strangely enough.
Approaching the big old house Emmet stopped in his tracks. “I saw someone in the window!” He barked, his tail moving between his legs. “Oh don’t be silly!” Talia hissed at him as she helped Angeliqua remove the looser boards over the door. “I swear!” But it seems his words fell upon deaf ears and he would follow them inside. It was dark and dusty inside, many cobwebs littered the house, and covers thrown over old furniture. “Yuck…” Talia exclaimed, as she had always been quite the neat freak. “Alright, I’ll sleep in the main bedroom.” Angeliqua told everyone. “But that’s where that kid was murdered!” Emmet once again cried. “Oh shut up you coward! It’s just a rumor!” She sighed out, shaking her head. “Come on…everyone pick a place to sleep.” She said as she ascended the stairs.
Once in the room she would settle onto the bed, it smelled musty, and was holey from where the moths had eaten it over the years. She was quite scared, but she was going to steel her nerves and show everyone she was a brave woman, not a scared child anymore. Slowly, as she drifted off to sleep, she thought she saw a person standing at the end of the bed out of the corner of her eye, but was fast asleep before she could think further on it.
“Aaah!” The screaming woke Angeliqua from her sound sleep, and she jumped with a start, running to the window that faced the front yard, she saw her friends, Talia, and Emmet run screaming from the house. “Wha-?! HEY!” She exclaimed, running from the room and down the stairs, heading for the door it slammed shut in front of her, and she found it locked! “What the-? Let me out! Help! Help!” She cried, banging on the door. “I apologize for all of this.” She heard her friend Regina speak from behind her. “Reginar?” She whirled around “The door! The door it won’t open! Wait…what did you say?!” “You..see, every sixty years I am allowed to leave the house, but only to attempt draw someone in, so that I may live again. It was I who convinced you to come to the house, to spend the night.” Slowly the ghost costume started slipping, falling to the floor to reveal the hollow eyes of the white furred Persian cat who stood before her, transparent and bloodied all over some period clothing. “I’m afraid, Angeliqua…” He stated. “Tonight, you die, and I live.” “What? What?! No! No! Noooo!” She screamed out as her once friend, Regina grabbed her neck.
“Hey Angeliqua, sorry for abandoning you last night.” Talia told her as they took their seats in class. “Oh, it’s no problem, Regina showed me a way out, I guess the front doors lock was screwed up some how.” “Where is she anyways? Is she out sick?” She asked. “I guess, I didn’t see where she went last night…” “Alright class, today we will be learning about…” Slowly Angeliqua turned her head towards the window and grinned, her long canine teeth gleaming back at her, and her red eyes glowed. Soon…this world will be mine. Very…very…soon. Ahahaha!
And so ends our lovely little Halloween tale. Sleep tight.
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