Sunday, May 15, 2016

12 Hours of Halloween, the YouTube reading: Episode #2

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In this episode, we begin the story...

"A funny thing about flashbacks: they come unbidden, and at the most unexpected times.
  
One moment I was standing in Walmart, and the next moment I was not: I was a twelve-year-old boy again, crouching beside the outer wall of a darkened house in a long-ago suburb, hoping that the shrubbery to my right and my left had adequately concealed my presence. A malevolent creature was intent on taking my head. He—or it—had an entire sack full of them.  
That particular flashback is always especially vivid. When it overtakes me, I can feel not only the pervasive, all-consuming fear of those eternal minutes, but also the little details of my surroundings: the cold, damp ground beneath me, the scratchy feel of the barren shrubbery of late October. 
 This is one reason why I still believe that it really did happen—even after all these years. A delusion wouldn't include so many little details...."

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