Little Johnny holds his breath in anticipation. It’s his third attempt at invoking the ancient incantation, and he’s finally rewarded: the ground opens, unleashing all manner of evil entities from below. One especially hideous, demonic form heads directly for Sally’s open bedroom window across the street.
Trick or treat, he whispers.
Phillip Temples is still trying to make sense of it all. Writing and photography help. He can be followed at https://temples.com or on Twitter @PhilTemples.
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