It all started as an ordinary halloween for any 10 year old. It was 4:40 P.M getting ready for halloween putting my costume on. My parents were helping me out with putting my mask on which was very hard to breathe through. As soon as I was ready I started walking towards my friend’s house. They lived pretty close so it wasn’t a far walk although I did have to walk across the woods to get there. It was getting pretty dark fast so I decided to sprint through the woods, halfway there I was starting to get tired so I went back to walking for a little while. *crrck* I heard the sound of a branch snapping. I look around and there’s nothing and in a semi-scared voice I yell “who’s there?” no response. This time I start jogging but again I hear the sound of a branch crack along with the sound of leaves rustling. I look back again, this time even more scared I look around and see nothing until then I feel something touch my shoe. I get startled and jump until I see a cat “don’t do that” I said as if the cat understood me. Soon I arrived at my friend’s place and there were already others there. “Hey!” I said there were 4 of my friends all ready with their costumes on Axle, Allie, Angel, and Chuy. Both Axle and Angel came as clones, Allie was a pumpkin, and Chuy was dressed as the grim reaper.
“Hey nice costume” Axle said
“Thanks!” I said.
“Who are you supposed to be?” Allie asked me Axle, Angel, Chuy and me all looked at her as if she was joking and knew.
“How do you not know who Michael Myers is?” I said.
“Oh wait I remember now he’s the one that shows up when you’re sleeping right?” she said. All 3 of us look at her disappointed. We all hopped in Axle’s dad’s car. He took us all to bancroft woods which is where we normally trick or treat and by the time we got there it was 5:20 there were already a lot of kids there and it was already pretty dark.
“Stay safe you guys I’ll be back for you all in 4-5 hours” said Axles dad “we will” we all said.
“Make sure nothing bad happens” he told Axle since he’s the oldest.
We started off in the area with the least amount of kids hoping to find king sized candy. “Ok if we wanna make sure to find king sized candy we have to split up” said Angel “Chuy and Allie check the houses on the right, Axle, David and I will check the houses on the left” he said.
We all nodded in agreement we started running towards the houses “Any luck?” I yelled “No just a bunch of mints” Allie said in disgust. “Grab me some” yelled Axle “ew” said me and Chuy in unison “what? they make my breath smell nice” he said chuckling. As we continue walking we hear Allie yell at us to come quick saying “I hit the jackpot!”
We all rush over and see a bowl full of king sized candies with a sign that said “only take one please!” Axle after reading the sign said “I’m sure it’ll be fine if we took 3 I mean just look at the size of this bowl and it’s still full maybe we can even each take 5!”
“I don’t know Axle the lights are still on inside meaning someone could be in there and it just doesn’t feel right I feel as if somethings or someone is watching us.”
As we each grab 5 pieces we hear a snap and see 2 white glowing eyes like objects it starts moving getting faster and faster we stand there in shock until one of us starts running then we all sprint. I look back and it’s still there, a black shadowy figure none of us could make out what it was but when we turned a corner it was gone.
“What was that?!” I said
“The hollow man..” responded Axle after that we all stood there trying to comprehend what happened.