The Ultimate Halloween Adventure

Halloween Half-Pagers: Billy is in the Basement

Halloween Half-Pagers Billy is in the Basement

The spider crawled up Billy’s arm, but he didn’t notice it. Reaching the boy’s open mouth, it began to weave a web along the opening. Once done, it rested inside the dark cavern of Billy’s mouth waiting for its prey. Next came a mouse, creeping meekly up to the child’s bare foot. It sniffed at his toes and then began to nibble on them. Still not moving, Billy stared wide eyed out at the dark basement. A large house fly landed on one of his toes and began to walk across it, looking for the right spot to lay some eggs. The old house that held the  basement was located in a secluded area in the woods, full of wild animals. So it was no surprise that a badger wondered down in the basement and began to tunnel into the boy’s chest.

Eventually the basement door opened and a police officer raced down, but time had gone by and nature took its course. The animals and such had long since left Billy along with any clues. All that remained was a skeleton. Soon another forgotten basement would have a child all for its own.

….John Kohlbrenner……