It Was a Frightful Night; Terrifying Actually!
It didn’t start out that
way. Saturday evening, October 21, started off as a
delightful, warmer than usual, quiet afternoon in the UpTown
area along Adams Street. Quiet and peaceful. Sure there were
rumors that ugly, frightful creatures might try to invade
the peace and quiet. Enough rumors in fact that the street
was barricaded, cordoned off, to prevent an invasion of such
unwanted dead, the almost dead and the undead.
But as the night
approached, it became clear that the barricades were
insufficient for their purpose; the frightful beings started
to emerge, to breach the protective walls. They entered at
the checkpoints – six of them – by frightening the guards
and bribing them with as little as $5 bills and stormed the
business places. They came by the thousands and little could
be done to scare them off. Many places tried playing loud
music hoping that might frighten them off, but it had the
opposite effect. The monsters actually liked the strange
sounds and began to jump up and down to it; on this night,
music did not have charms to soothe the savage breasts.
Some establishments tried
serving the beasts beverages in hopes that such fluids might
calm them, perhaps even render them placid and manageable.
Again, no luck. They guzzled the beer and the cocktails and
were energized by the alcoholic potions, demanding even
There was nothing to be
done but to wait them out. Finally as midnight came and
passed, as 1 a.m. came and passed, and finally, the 2 a.m.
hour, they slinked off, back into the shadows whence they
came. Threats of a return were heard though; many growled
that the same time next year would mark their re-appearance.
The area will be better prepared though, that’s for sure.
Stronger barricades; louder, more frightening music …
whatever it takes.