In keeping with the feel of the Halloween spirit, a spooky story is in order. Enjoy and don’t get too scared!
“Can’t catch me!” Anila yelled loud enough for her friend Kathey, Jessii, Anthoney, and Airon to hear. She quickly ducked for cover as they chucked cold snow balls at her.
It was the day before Halloween and snow had already began to engulf her new home state of Montana.
Anila peeked around the edge of the tree that covered her small figure well, only to have a snow ball hit her face flat on. Her friends laughed at her as she flushed with anger.
“Okay! Which one o’ y’all hit my face! That dang snow is so dang cold!” She complained.
Her friends laughed at her even more, “Dang! Ani, your so country when your mad” Airon teased her.
“Am not!” She argued crossing her arms in defense.
“Am to!” Her friends giggled. Anila should be used to this by now, she moved to the cold of Montana only 3 months ago from her sunny southern Georgia, and ever since she can never get enough hate on her accent.
“Ain’t the proper term up here ‘Is to’ are somethin’? Ya’ll are so…so… ya’ll are hypocrites!” I said, smiling in triumph.
Kathey was the one to laugh this time, and threw another snow ball which Anila was able to skillfully avoid this time. This motion started a whole new snow ball fight. One where Airon was covered in snow, Kathey was attacking fiercely, Jessii was trying ever so hard to hide herself behind Anthoney, and Anila was running away towards the woods of Montana.
She stopped as soon as she reached the forest entrance. “Anila?” Her friends called.
“Over here!” She answered.
Footsteps came closer and closer, until her friends stopped beside her. “Hey ya’ll what do ya recon it’s like in there?” She asked eyeing the trees that where so dark and dense it was nearly impossible to see past 5 feet. It was dark and shaded- it looked like night in there. As creepy as it was… there was something alluring about it. Something that said ‘come, lets play a game, you’ll have fun’ something, it seemed that invited her, no dared her to come inside and get lost.
Without noticing her own body movements Anila took one step. Then two. Then three, which soon turned into five. The voices in the back ground as faint as a whisper. Wait? Voices?
Anila was tackled by her companions. They noticed her eyes where nearly glazed over and her pupils dilated as far as her outer ring. “Ani? ANI!?” Airon, the strongest and oldest of their group shook her until she blinked herself out of her dreamy daze.
“What are ya’ll doin’?!” She demanded.
Her friends looked shocked “You- you were trying to walk into the forest. Did you even here what we were saying?” Jessii asked.
“Um no,” She laughed sheepishly.
“That’s a dangerous forest; everyone says not it go in it. The last person who went in was never found.” Kathey told her.
“Come to think of it, that happened right before you moved here. You live in her house Ani” Anthoney told her thoughtfully.
“You guys, stop creeping her out,” Airon said, his voice instantly calming Anila down.
“Listen Ani, that forest is bad new, that’s all you need to know. Let’s get going.” He said, lifting her to her feet and steadying her.
Ani skillfully slipped into her pajama’s, and crawled into her bed. Airon and her friends and kindly walked her home after her weird incident with the forest, which still hunted her.
She couldn’t shake that feeling of the forest calling to her, like it was alive. That alluring feeling that dared her to come inside.
She rolled over in her bed and shut her eyes hoping sleep would bring peace. But no peace came.
Images of the forest crashed upon her mind, images of writing on papers. “The forest is waiting” clearly stamped upon most of them. The dream caused a headache so bad it woke her up.
She looked around her dark room, her head throbbing more and more. She noticed two changes to her room. 1, her door was cracked open. 2, there was a note taped to her mirror across the room.
She got up slowly, her heart pounding more than her head, and with shaking hands ripped off the note.
Instant screams flooded her head and nausea invaded her stomach. She moaned out in pain, and waited for it to pass.
She flicked on her light and glanced upon the note.
“The forest is waiting” it read with the trees drawn in weird shapes. One of the shaped almost like a man.
Hope you enjoyed this little scary story and that it helps you to get into the Halloween spirit!