A Planetary Halloween Tale- Chapter 2The neighborhood was known for it's wide range of personalities and talents,: the football quarterback, the self-proclaimed "stud", the overachiever, the outcast, none of which fit Martin Seroni in any way, shape, or form. Outcast, perhaps, but even the outcasts were able socialize with one another, while Seroni kept his distance. It was as if he was sheltering himself from human contact intentionally, the only problem was, no one knew what this intention was. Some people said he was having some kind of family issues, what exactly no one prove the existence of. The more common an obscure idea, however, the one that Terry admittedly subscribedA Planetary Halloween Tale- Chapter 2 in Short Stories More Like This
A Planetary Halloween Tale- Chapter 1"Really, Terry, of all the things for you to fear? Halloween gets weirder and weirder every year around here."A Planetary Halloween Tale- Chapter 1 in Short Stories More Like This
Selene Dierde lifted herself up onto the tips of her feet to hang the final bit of Party City bought cobwebs, dyed a fluorescent red, along the house's gutters. Her older brother stood aside the mailbox, leaning upon it while eyeing the plastic decapitated head that was place on the other side of the post. He held a rather large cat within his arms, not so much cuddling it as he was squeezing the poor coffee-colored fur ball half to death. From what Selene could see, Terry had the slightest look of discomfort in his eyes. The young
A Planetary Halloween Tale- Chapter 5"You bribed him?!"A Planetary Halloween Tale- Chapter 5 in Short Stories More Like This
Terry couldn't believe what he was hearing. Of course, it was wonderful that they were able to make their way out of the George's house without being caught by the parents (or George, who apparently had no memories of the previous night), but Martin actually paying Johnny to never bring it up again seemed anything but right.
Martin smirked, quietly humming to himself, "Of course, my dear friend. But hey, what's it matter? You're practically cured!" Martin waved a finger at the calendar, tapping the only remaining day of the month.
The date was October 31st.
Terry didn't feel cured. All Martin had done was get him punche
A Planetary Halloween Tale- Chapter 4As Terry opened the front door to leave the house, looking for final time over at Selene. She was seated upon the couch, watching the X Factor.A Planetary Halloween Tale- Chapter 4 in Short Stories More Like This
Selene sighed, "Myyy, myyy, this show is ever sooo boring," she said, adding emphasis to every few words, "What shall I watch instead?"
She arose and walked up to the shelf placed aside the television, flipping through the 20 or so movies placed upon it.
"Let's see… We've got The Exorcist…Human Centipede… Children of the Corn… ah, dear brother, would care to join me as I watch The Shining?" She smiled an evil grin, speaking in an over exaggerated and mocking tone.
Terry grimaced, wrinkling his ban
A Planetary Halloween Tale- Chapter 3Terry couldn't say how he ended up in Martin's basement, sitting upon an orange beanbag chair upon a soft white carpet. At the far side of the room was a whiteboard with a single word upon it--- PHASMOPHOBIA.A Planetary Halloween Tale- Chapter 3 in Short Stories More Like This
From just looking around, the basement seemed almost disappointingly normal, a TV, a treadmill, pictures of the children. Terry still remained certain that the wardrobe placed near the staircase was a least a passageway into Narnia.
Terry was jolted instantaneously back to reality as Martin passionately slammed a fist onto the board. "Alright, you. You suffer from phasmophobia, or a fear of ghosts. Because of this you dislike scary sto