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Halloween Story 2013 (Soft Version) “Why do we always have to go through this?” Marvin snapped, looking back at the rest of us as we finished dividing the miniature Snickers from the piles of candy we’d just won.
I didn’t think too much about his complaints, he had complained about something every year during the Halloween Assault – a game that all of the clan elders had considered to be in good fun. Granted, I’d only started playing three years ago, which was the first year that we, the werewolves of Amity, had won…like, ever.
“Through what?” Celeste managed as she bit the head off a marshmallow Peep and threw the remains over her shoulder.
I scowled at the waste of our prize and instead popped some M&Ms in my mouth to keep from growling. Sometimes it was just best to let things go. Besides, her little brother, Cedric, snatched it up almost immediately. I wasn’t going to say “ten-second rule”, but I was sure thinking it.
a dangerous hallucinationThe light coming through the window was bright,
much too bright.
Even though my eyes were closed
I could see it-
The skin of my arms prickled,
sweat dripped from my brow.
It was two in the afternoon but…
the sun was setting
through the window facing east.
I should have seen the hutch,
shelves lined with bone china
decorated with delicate leaves and vines.
I was so thirsty
and reaching for cups that should have been there.
Instead I found a billboard of butterflies,
the colors raging
more than any rainbow
I'd ever seen.
Their wings fluttered and flashed
yet somehow they moved in slow motion.
I wanted to stand,
wanted to reach out and touch them but…
I couldn't move,
and yet I laughed
ignoring my dry mouth
and the tingling in my feet.
There was a tempest
on the rise
and in my blood.
A sugar rush disguised
as a riot of butterflies
and they were swarming me.
There was a small vial
of insulin in my pocket
that I nev
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