A children's Halloween Story (part 2)
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Black and thick her hair flows down, all the way down her black and green gown. It's not a Hollywood ensemble, no, but oh my, does it resemble something straight out of a Tim Burton film! Lace and slits, and just hint of cobwebs, no glitter or glamour, but still eerily magic. Her face is striking. Green eyes clearer than a crystal ball, her color is fair and her complexion is that of perfection. Red lips and long eyelashes. It's safe to say, she's not your typical witch. If so beautiful, why are the townspeople so frightened? They are aware looks can be deceiving. They're suspicious of her intentions.
In a mode of panic, the residents of town shoo their children inside. They, themselves are not far behind. Nobody could get a wink of sleep that night. They tossed and turned and in their stomachs, fear did churn. Night quickly faded, and the town was awakened to morning light. Oh, thank goodness, no petrifying witch in sight! The parents quickly gathered. Light whispers turned into subtle chatter. Decisions are made and it's unanimous, they must find out who she is and shatter her world. Why, a world where witches exist is just not a world in which to live!
The parents now knew what they wanted to do. Now, they had to plan. They know they have to come up with a solid strategy but first they had to warn their children to not go near that small, crooked hill. "If you go up the hill, get hurt, you will," is the message they drilled into their children's minds and the children promised to obey.
The dark settled upon the day and even though most children promised they wouldn't go near the crooked hill, there were four siblings that were oh, so brave! Lilly, Louis, Luke and Lisa climbed out of bed. Down the hall, they peeked in their parents room to make sure they were sound asleep and sleeping sound, they were. The siblings slipped on their shoes, then slipped out of the door. The path to the crooked hill wasn't a simple one. Long and winding, but they had to hurry if they wanted this to be a successful journey.
At first they walked, then they ran. Everything started out smoothly, until one of the children tripped and stumbled backwards. All the other children held back their laughter. They knew they couldn't make a sound. Moving forward was all they could do, a small setback wasn't going to stop them from what they had set out to do!
As they trudged along, they heard a subtle noise. They looked behind them and from a short distance, they saw at their house, a light was flipped on. What were the children to do?! The panic they faced didn't last long because the light was switched off after just a minute or two. Phew! They took a deep breath and began hurrying along again.
Meanwhile, in the mansion, the witch was occupied. She was standing by a cauldron, this one silver, with skulls painted all over. There were brooms in the corner, and a peculiar black and orange cat sitting beside her. What was she up to? Maybe the children will find out but you will just have to wait and see. Next up is part 3!