One night my little brother, sister and I were coming home from our grandparents’ house. They lived in the same village as we did but at that time streetlights were a future dream and
it was dark and dark is spooky when you’re ten years old.
The road led us past a place where the forest came right up to the road. I was already a bit on edge when suddenly I heard a noise from the edge of the woods, “Grrrrrr…”
Electric charges ran up and down my spine. I imagined there was a bobcat or some hungry animal lurking in the trees ready to pounce and eat us.
Since I was the oldest I figured that I should find something to try to protect us but the only thing available was the pea gravel on the edge of the road. I needed to call in an airstrike and that was all there was–tiny rocks!
Suddenly something burst out of the woods and … and it was the son of our neighbor who had hidden himself when he saw us coming and decided to scare us. Continue reading