Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet, eating of curds and whey.
There came a great spider who sat down beside her,
And frightened Miss Muffet away.
But was it really a spider that scared her away? Was a spider even there? Couldn't it have been her imagination or her fear? Our minds let us see what only we can understand. And what if that is no longer true? What if we can see everything we think is around us? Would it really be there or our fear taking control?
Only one way to find out....
And find out we shall. Starting now, a new halloween story begins. At first, I had this planned out as a one-shot deal. But from further thinking, it will be done in a few parts, with the last one ending on Halloween itself. So enjoy, and here's the short prologue to it all....
October 31st, 2005
Forest River Park
“Run, dammit, run!”
Screaming and running through the park, all that was heard were the cries of two teens. They ran and ran non-stop as they tried to escape whatever nightmare chased them. Tonight had to be the night the city decided to work on the park lights, having them down until the following day. All was dark and barely anything could be seen. The full moon didn’t help very much to brighten up the area, nor did the little light that was received from the street lamps on the sidewalks outside the park as the many trees covered almost all of it.
The teenagers ran in fear as they cried to reach safety just in time. Something was chasing them. Though loud noises were heard coming from the night, it seemed that only the kids could hear it. They tried to scream for help, but to no avail did any help they receive. Panicking more and more, they kept running around in circles, not knowing that they were, as they could not really see their path in front of them. They would not stop calling for help, and no help would stop to aid them.
Then…all went into complete silence.
Not a noise was heard. Not a cricket was chirping. Not a car was driving through. The teens stopped running just long enough to notice it.
“Sa…sa..sam…We gotta…we gotta keep going!” said Brian as he tried to catch his breath. Brian was Sam’s boyfriend. He was the typical tall Italian man, but always dressed casual. Sam had known Brian ever since she moved here from Ireland. She looked at Brian and tried to talk, but just didn’t. A picture fell out of her coat pocket showing her, Brian, and another man.
“A—ADAM!!” She screamed as she had begun to cry.
“Sam…I’m sorry, I can’t believe he just died either,” Brian said, trying to sympathize with her. “But babe, we can’t stay. Whatever sick jackass that killed Adam could still be around! We have to keep going!”
Remembering back to a not too long ago, Sam remembers what happened with Adam. Every detail of it. As Adam, Brian, and her were playing around in the park, daring each other to destroy some property of the park. As they kept going on and on, Adam soon began to hear noises. At first, he dismissed it, believing it to be some animal. But the noise wouldn’t stop. Brian and Sam teased him, but Adam wouldn’t drop it. He kept insisting to leave. The noise had begun to drive him insane. He started to sweat like a pig and hitting his head for the noises to stop. He yelled and yelled, scaring Brian and Sam in the process. As they tried to help them, he pushed them away and hid in behind the trees a few yards away. Only a second had gone by before he screamed for help. Brian and Sam quickly ran to help them only to find a gruesome bloody body lying on the ground. Adam’s eyes had somehow been taken out and had his throat slit. Sam quickly screamed as Brian looked away in disgust. That’s when they, too, heard a noise. Fearing what would happen to them, they began running for their lives…
Now as Brian still tried to help Sam stand up, she refused to. She did indeed want to leave. The park was the last place she would ever want to be. But something kept her there, as if some invisible force would not let her get away. She kept crying out fear as Brian wouldn’t stop trying to get her on her feet.
“Dammit, Sam, get the hell up! Do you wanna die, too?! Is that it?! GET. UP!!” Brian screamed to her, as she yet was to listen to him. She looked up and pushed Brian away.
“What the hell is the problem, huh?!” Brian questioned her. “Why the hell don’t you wanna leave? You were just running like a damn maniac like me trying to leave!” Sam’s eyes widened as she saw something behind Brian. She couldn’t tell what it was, but it was enough to finally get her up. But instead of running towards leaving the park, she ran back in the direction where Adam was killed.
“Sam, what the hell?!” Brian looked behind him to see what scared Sam. He didn’t see anything. He sighed with an angry look and went to chase after Sam. He heard her scream and began to run faster.
When Brian finally caught up to her, it was too late. Whatever it was that was out there had gotten to Sam as well. Brian bent down crying and whispering her name as he found Sam with three slashes in her stomach and blood everywhere. Sam was dead and there was no way of bringing her back.
“SAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAM!!” Brian screamed in pain from loosing his girlfriend. He picked her up and held her close to him, stroking her hair as he kept saying her name over and over.
The noises came back again, haunting Brian as he tried to ignore them. But what can a man do to a noise? Sound cannot be touched, only heard.
So what was Brian going to do now? What would you do?