The Ultimate Halloween Adventure

Halloween Half-Pagers: Falling Awake

Halloween Half-Pagers Falling Awake

It was the wind that awakened me. I felt it buffeting against my body with hurricane force, as if I was falling. Then I opened my eyes and saw only the night sky; I was falling! My body was spinning around and below was land rushing towards me. There was no sign of any plane I could have fallen out of, but how could that even happen? I had just gone to sleep in my bed! I was even still dressed in my pajamas. Desperately I felt along my chest to see if I had a parachute strapped to me but felt nothing. I didn’t know how I got into this situation, but the one thing I did know was I was going to die.

Instead of panicking and flailing around like a fool, I centered myself, calming my panicked mind. Then I noticed the pain on the side of my neck. Touching it I felt wetness, it was blood. I had an idea. I looked around once more and saw something in the distance flying away from me. It was a large bat! Oh great, I thought, I’ve become a vampire’s in-flight snack. I screamed the rest of the way down.

….John Kohlbrenner……