So…are you ready? Are you getting psyched for Halloween? Hmmmm??????????
To get you into spooky-mode al la Enchanticals, here’s a little tale I wrote*…
It is one of those damp and dreary, foggy drizzly nights in late October. You are alone and this is confirmed when you look around you see no one else outside on the street. A shutter shakes your entire body.
You are chilled to the bone due to the weather, but also by the fact that it seems this month, unlike the other prior nine months of the year, have speeded up.
All Hallow’s Eve is almost here. In the deepest part of your soul, your essence, you can feel that portal, which will have fully opened on All Hallow’s Eve, turning ever so slowly; but turning nonetheless. Your soul remembers from ancient times when demons and devils walked openly among the humans. Terror fills your mind and you shake your head, trying to erase that ancient memory.
An icy chill climbs up your spine from its base to your neck, goose bumps cover your arms, and perspiration forms on your forehead. You know, that portal will be fully opened on All Hallow’s Eve and good spirits, evil spirits, devils, and demons will pass through it from The Other Side and enter this world… the world of the living.
And, when that night is spent and the portal slowly begins to close, the good spirits will return Home, the evil ones will be pulled roughly back to Hell, as will some of the demons. But… some of the demons with great powers and a mission will remain here among the living.
You feel the uncontrollable urge to start running, but your legs fail you. They will not move. Panic is flooding your mind. Memories from millions of years long past flood your brain. You want to hide, but you know that is pointless. If one for those remaining demons has your name and is looking for you, there is no where you can hide… No one to ask for help…
All the prayers you learned as a child and have not said in decades rush to the front of your mind. Out loud you chant over and over, “Please, Lord, not me” “Please, Lord, not me.”
If not you, then who?
-Marsha J. West, Author
*(These creations/works and “A Little Tale” may not be copied, reproduced, republished, edited, downloaded, displayed, modified, transmitted, licensed, transferred, sold, distributed or uploaded in any way without my written permission. My work does not belong to the public domain. It is my personal creative property. Marsha J. West © All Rights Reserved.)
Keep a light on tonight...
Be Enchanted Always, Marsha