Wednesday, September 19, 2012

all hallow's eve

We walked down the hall, then the house made a groaning sound, and the monster went "Mrmmm" and we continued down the stairs. All of the downstairs rooms were empty, since it was the middle of the night and everyone should have been asleep, but as the monster moved through the downstairs, from the living room to the dining room to the kitchen, I felt like we weren't alone. Then I realized we really weren't alone, that all of the walls were covered in moving shadows, so many of them that I couldn't count how many other monsters there were. We got into the kitchen, and I opened and unlocked the backdoor, and I went out into the backyard, and stood, looking at the house in the moonlight.

It was covered in moving shadows over all the outside walls, and it was groaning, and the monsters were all making "Mrmmmmmmm" noises, and in the shadow of the moon, I could see the outline of the foot of the monster that I had followed all the way downstairs. I couldn't believe how many monsters there were, swarming around our house like it was a beehive, and I knew that I could never sleep in my new bedroom again. The same monster on the back porch made another hand shadow puppet in the light of the moon, and it was very clearly waving me goodbye.