It was a dark and quiet Halloween night at the home of two children named Mike and Sarah. Mike was excited to go trick-or-treating again this year but as for his Sister, Sarah thought Halloween was stupid, childish, and for babies.
Sarah: Mike why don’t you just grow up? You are getting way too old to go trick-or-treating and I have way better things to do than to watch you all night.
Mike: Come on Sarah, you used to love Halloween just like I do now. What made you into such a Sour Puss?”
Sarah sighed and looked down trying to think of a reason why Halloween was such a childish holiday. She couldn’t think of one, so she just said what came to her mind.
Sarah: I don’t have to have a reason. I just do. Halloween is just for babies and for losers like you. Even my friends tell me that my own little brother is a loser and a baby dressing up for Halloween and getting free candy.
Mike: Your friends are wrong. You know they just don’t have a life themselves so they spend day in and day out making fun of people when they should be feeling sorry for themselves and their horrible lives.
After hearing this, Sarah got mad and stormed out of the living room. She went to her bedroom, locked the door, and turned on her radio. She laid on her bed and put her face into the pillow screaming into it out of frustration and anger.
Sarah: God, my brother is such a freaking loser! I just wish he would either grow up or go away.
Unknown to Sarah, her wish would come true after saying she wished her brother would disappear. Her fantasy would become a reality that night on Halloween.
Later that night after futile arguments with her mother and father, she was forced to take her brother out trick-or-treating. She walked out the door with her brother Mike wearing a grim expression on her face feeling mad. She hoped the night would end soon Looking at her brother with anger in her eyes but calmly said to her brother.
Sarah: Well I hope you’re happy b**t wipe. You got your wish. Now go on, go get your damn candy. I hope you choke on it.
Mike looked back at her and stuck his tongue out and replied.
Mike: Jesus Sarah, you don’t have to be such a b***h about it. Enjoy the holiday like you used to”
Sarah: Don’t call me a b***h you a*****e! And no, I’m not going to enjoy your holiday that is only for babies. You can forget about it b**t licker”
Mike: Fine, I will. You are still a b***h Sarah
Mike ran off into the crowd of children and out of his sister Sarah’s sight blending in with the crowd. This made Sarah quite furious with Mike so she went to run after him.
Sarah: Mike!! Get your a*s back here! This isn’t funny! You know Mom and Dad are going to be pissed if they find out you took off without me.
Sarah ran after him hoping to catch up, but it was too late. He was already gone and she couldn’t find him anywhere. Minutes turned into hours and Halloween was about to end at midnight. Sarah’s frustration turned into panic and fear as she called out to her brother.
Sarah: Mike!! This isn’t f*****g funny anymore! Come out please!
Sarah continued the search for her brother Mike as midnight struck. The streets were vacant and clear, but there was no sign of Mike anywhere. Sarah sat down on the end of the sidewalk and curled up starting to cry thinking about what could have happened to her little brother. What type of punishment awaiyed her if her parents found out that she wasn’t keeping a good eye on him. She sat there and sobbed for a good minute until she heard a voice coming from deep within the dark.
Voice: Don’t cry Sarah. This is exactly what you wanted…for your brother to disappear. So now he’s with us for all eternity.
Sarah: Wait, what? No, this is not exactly what I wanted. I said that out of anger. It wasn’t true, I want my little brother back.
Voice: I’m sorry Sarah, but we can’t give him back. Once someone makes a wish, it is final.
Sarah got up and started to walk towards the thing in the shadows now angry and pissed off beyond belief. The only thing on her mind was to get her brother back from whatever this was. She got closer to the voice and once more in a angry tone it said
Voice: Don’t come any closer Sarah or your brother will die a horrible death!
Sarah stopped in her tracks still angry and started cursing at the hidden being in the shadows
Sarah: Don’t you dare lay a f*****g hand on my little brother you damn monster or I will…
Sarah was cut off by the entities demonic laughter.
Voice: hahaha you will do what Sarah? Kill me? There have been people who tried but failed miserably and you think you will be different? You made that wish and I made it come true so live with it Sarah.
This would be the entity’s last words as his voice faded off in the distance. Poor Sarah dropped to her knees and started to cry, feeling guilty for what she had done to her little brother Mike.
Sarah: I’m so sorry Mike, I’m so so sorry. I should have never made that f*****g wish. If only I told you why I hated Halloween so much this wouldn’t and happen to you.
Sarah started crying. She cried for a good while then finally got up off the street and headed home dreading the thought of telling her mother and father what had happened to Mike. As she got home, she slowly opened the door where her mother’s voice welcomed her home happily.
Mom: Welcome home you two. Did both of you have fun tonight? I hope you got some yummy candy, but don’t eat it all at once tonight.
Sarah’s mother walked out of the kitchen and saw Sarah by the door with tears in her eyes. She looked around for Mike.
Mom: Sarah, where’s your brother?
Sarah looked at her mother as tears dripped down her face and onto the carpet. She tried to calmly go into detail of what happened, but all she could say was
Sarah: Mike is gone mom. He isn’t coming back. He’s gone forever and it’s all my fault. I’m a terrible big sister.
Sarah’s mother grabbed her by the shoulders and shook her frantically bursting into tears yelling at Sarah.
Mom: What do you mean he’s gone? You were supposed to be responsible for him!
Sarah: I know mother, I’m a terrible person okay? I know I should have been watching him, but I was so selfish! Is that what you want me to say? That I am a selfish little b***h, that I don’t deserve to be your daughter?
Sarah’s mother slapped her with extreme force.
Mom: Stop it! Even now, you’re being selfish making yourself look like the victim instead of your little brother who is the true victim here.
Sarah ripped away from her mother’s arms, ran to her room, locked her door, and leaned against it. She dropped to her knees once more to cry. That night when her father got home from work, her mother explained to him what had happened. He went to Sarah’s room, knocked on her door, and with a calm voice he said to her
Dad: Sarah sweetie, it’s Daddy. Please come out of your room and tell us exactly what happened to your brother Mike. Your mother is sorry for what she did, we just want to know what happened. Please honey, we’re not mad. We’re just scared.
Sarah got up off the floor and leaned against the door. She took a deep breath and slowly turned the doorknob to open the door and came out to where her father was standing. She tried to explain to him what happened to Mike
Sarah: Dad, me and Mike got into a huge fight and he ran off into the crowd of people. I tried to find him, but he was nowhere to be found. That’s when I got scared. After a while, something weird happened.
Dad: What happened sweetheart? You know you can tell us anything as long as it helps find out what happened to your brother.
Sarah: Even if I did tell you that Dad, you wouldn’t believe me.
Dad: You don’t know that Sarah. I’m a very open-minded man especially if it helps to find one of my children.
Sarah: Okay fine. Here’s what happened. After I got through searching for Mike, I sat down on the curb and started to cry. That’s when I heard a voice coming from the darkness telling me that they had Mike. They said something about me making a wish. Saying that I wished that Mike would go away, but I didn’t mean it! I swear.
Sarah started to cry again as her father looked at her and started to cry as well. He knew that she meant every word that she said and she was serious.
Dad: Sarah sweetie, I believe you. Don’t cry anymore honey. We will get your brother back no matter how long it takes.
Their search began the next day. They started to put up flyers and posters for their missing son and brother to see if anyone had seen Mike. Days went by turning into months and then years with no trace of Mike anywhere.
3 years later
Three years had passed and Sarah was still haunted by what happened to Mike. She couldn’t seem to forget what happened and it brought back an old memory that she was going to tell Mike.
She was going to tell him that 3 years before he disappeared when she was a little girl, something happened to her. One Halloween night, she went out trick-or-treating with her mother and father. She too was separated and when she went to look for them, she came across a man in a Devil’s mask. He picked her up and started to touch her inappropriately. To defile her. She didn’t know what the man would have done if it wasn’t for her father showing up and punching the guy. It could have gotten way worse.
Just the thought of that memory had Sarah in tears and she didn’t want to think about it anymore. She was now more focused on figuring out how to get her brother back.
Sarah: I’m so sorry Mike. If only I’d told you that, maybe you would have understood why I hated Halloween for all those years. *she cries* I promise you Mike, I will find you and I will bring you back.
* October 31st Halloween night *
Sarah got dressed and headed out to search for the entity to see if she could get her brother back. She looked everywhere to find any sign of this thing’s whereabouts. She was about to give up the search and decided to take a break. She sat down on the sidewalk unbeknownst to her that it was the same sidewalk she sat upon those 3 years ago.
Sarah: It’s no use. No matter where I look or how hard I search, I will never be able to find that monster that took my little brother Mike.
As she sat there wallowing in her self-pity, her phone started to ring.
Phone: * ring ring*
It was Sarah’s mother calling to tell her to come home and give up her silly search.
Mom: Sarah sweetie, it’s time to come home. I know you are upset about your brother, but it’s been 3 years honey. You have to come to the realization that your brother is gone and he is never coming back.
Sarah: I’m sorry Mom but I can’t do that. I can’t come home just yet. I know Mike is still alive and still out there. I’m not coming home until I have my little brother in my arms and you have your son back in yours.
Before Sarah’s mother could say anything else, she hung up without hesitation.
Mom: Sarah please * beep*
After hanging up on her mother, Sarah got up and started to continue her search. That is, until she started to get cold chills down her spine. Something didn’t feel right.
Sarah: Something doesn’t feel right here. I haven’t felt this way since that night Mike..
Before she was able to finish her sentence, a shadow of darkness enveloped her and the night around her. She was now in a world of darkness but she wasn’t afraid. That didn’t mean she didn’t have a sense of regret surrounding her mind. She looked around wondering where she was. Could this be where Mike had been taken?
As she thought this, something responded in the dark almost answering the question she’d asked in her mind. It was the same voice she’d heard 3 years earlier
Voice: Yes my dear, this is indeed the place that your brother was sent. Now that you’re here, you can never leave either. We know you’ve been looking for us and now that you have found us, you will be trapped here * laughing maniacally *
Sarah: Stop laughing you b*****d! Give me back my little brother and let us go!
The entity laughed again and responded back with a more hateful tone
Voice: Listen here you little b***h. You are not the one who makes demands. We do.
Tears started to form in Sarah’s eyes as she begged it to let her see your brother.
Sarah: Pease, all I ask is to see my little brother. That’s all I want. That’s all I ever wanted. I need to tell him that I’m sorry and that I love him.
The entity agreed to her request.
Voice: Fine. As you wish my dear
As the voice said this, a figure emerged from the darkness. It was Sarah’s brother Mike and it looked as though he hadn’t aged a day. He was malnourished and looked like he hadn’t eaten in years. As Mike approached his sister Sarah, he held out his arms to hug her. He finally wrapped his arms around her waist and collapsed from hunger.
Even though he hadn’t aged a day, he did look older in appearance due to lack of food. She could see his jaw and cheek bones. She could feel his ribs through the costume he’d worn years before. He was nothing but skin and bones. This made Sarah furious.
Sarah: What have you done to my brother? He’s nothing but skin and bones! You monsters starved him to near death!
Sarah set her brother down on the floor and started to walk towards the direction of the voice. The entity spoke up in an angry tone.
Voice: Stop right there! Don’t come any closer you foolish girl. Your brother may be malnourished, but he still alive. We kept him alive our way by giving him supplements. They keep you alive but cannot make you gain weight
Sarah: Look here you bastards, my brother is dying and he needs to come home with me so he can be treated and fed properly.
Voice: No, we told you he stays with us for all eternity and now you will bear the same fate.
Sarah: No, we will never stay here with you! Why don’t you come out and face me you cowards! Stop hiding behind the darkness!
Voice: You foolish little girl. You have no idea what you are asking. * evil laugh* If that’s what you wish, so be it. This will be your last wish.
After the entity spoke, the ground started to shake under Sarah’s feet. A huge form started to come out of the darkness standing 7 feet tall. It had glowing green eyes and pale scaly skin. Its fangs were long spikes and blue drool was dripping down from its chin. It had ears like a cat and a nose like a dog. Sharp claws like a reptile a long tail.
When Sarah saw the creatures true form, she let out a loud scream
The creature started to laugh at Sarah’s fear. It was very amused
The creature: ha ha ha ha you foolish girl. Your screams will not do anything but make me laugh.
Sarah: What the f**k are you?
Sarah asked with fear in her voice.
The creature: I am The Entity of Halloween Wishes. I only appear to those in desperation. People like you my dear little girl. You make a desperate wish and I grant it. It can’t be reversed no matter how hard you try.
The creature explained.
Sarah: Please, can’t you reverse this one wish? That’s all I’m asking.
The monster looked at Sarah and thought about it long and hard before he spoke with one simple answer.
The creature: No!
At the monsters answer, Sarah started to rush at the beast jumping onto it thrashing at it with her long nails. This infuriated the spirit. He grabbed Sarah by her hair and flung her to the ground like a rag doll.
The creature: You stupid b***h! You think you can hurt us? You can never hurt us! We are all powerful! We are something out of your Realm * says angrily *
Sarah picked herself up off the ground better than bruised. She was determined to continue fighting this thing no matter how powerful it may seem. She couldn’t do it with her hands alone she realized. That’s when she felt something on the ground by her feet.
She bent down to pick it up. It was a sharp metallic object and why it was there, Sarah didn’t know. She didn’t care. All she knew was that this is what she needed to help her possibly slay the beast.
The monster turned around and took his eyes off of Sarah. That’s when she knew this was her time to strike. His guard was down so Sarah again started to rush at the beast jumping onto his back. She let out a huge yell and she said:
Sarah: Die m**********r!
Sarah drove the sharp object right in the back of the monsters head as it let out a demonic scream.
Sarah continued stabbing the monster over and over again in the back of the head as the darkness started to fade away. The beast began to reveal itself once more as Sarah stabbed the monster. She started to notice that they were returning home as the monsters influence broke.
Sarah made sure the creature wasn’t moving, that it was truly was dead before she lodged the sharp object deep into its brain and got off of it. Quickly, she grabbed her brother and softly whispered into his ear as they started to run home.
Sarah: *Smiles and Whispers * Welcome back home butthead.
Mike opened his eyes, coughed, and smiled before he responded.
Mike: Thank you skank. * Chuckles a little *
As they ran, Sarah heard something from behind her. She foolishly turned around and saw the monster. It wasn’t dead but badly injured and calling out to her.
The creature: No one dares to escape me. I will be back next year, all it will take is one wish for me to return.
The voice rang in Sarah’s ears as the monster disappeared into the darkness. Sarah clutched her brothers hand in hers and ran straight home.
She ran for quite a while dragging her brother by the hand until they made it back home. Sarah gripped the door knob, turned it and ran inside slamming the door and locking it behind her.
Sarah’s mother heard the door slam and she ran from the laundry room to see who it was. Her father heard the door from his study and got up from his chair to see who it was as well.
Mom: Sarah sweetie, is that you? Did you finally come home and give up searching.”
Dad: Yes Sara dear, I think it’s about time for you to stop.
After they said this, they saw her at the door… with Mike. They started to cry tears of joy, speechless even though they had many questions. They didn’t say a word just happy knowing that their little boy and daughter were home.
Their mother took Mike from Sarah’s hands and held him tightly. She started to smother him with kisses just thankful he was alive. She saw that he was malnourished and took him into the kitchen and give him a bite to eat.
After he’d eaten, they rushed him to the hospital to make sure he was healthy enough to go back and living a normal life. The doctors checked him out and couldn’t find anything else wrong with him other than being malnourished.
Doctor: Well, I can’t find anything else wrong with the boy. He seems in perfect health. All he needs right now is the love of his family and a full stomach. I do suggest he talks to someone. I will contact my colleague Doctor Jones, he’s a professional of child psychology. However, by law I do have to call the authorities about this type of situation.
The doctor called the Sheriff and they rushed right over to the hospital to question the boy. The Sheriff was a rough-looking man almost like he had seen hell and came back with a tough exterior. He approached Mike slowly and started to question him.
Sheriff: Okay son, whenever you’re ready, tell me what exactly happened to you 3 years ago.
The sheriff said in a raspy voice almost as if he had smoked over thousand cigarettes in his lifetime.
Mike: I would tell you, but you might not believe me.
Sheriff: Son, I have lived for a very long time and I have heard the strangest things in my time as Sheriff. What you have to say probably wouldn’t surprise me in the least. Take your time and remember what you can and tell me.
Mike: All I can remember 3 years ago is that I was fighting with my sister and I stormed off into crowd. There was a bright light and then Darkness. I heard a voice telling me that I could never go home. That I was there for eternity. I didn’t know what day it was or if a year or two had passed because where I was time didn’t exist at all.
The Sheriff scratched his head as he continued to question him but stopped when he realized he wasn’t getting anywhere. He closed his notebook, tipped his hat to the boy, and walked out of the room to talk to his parents.
Sheriff: Well, I’m completely clueless here. talked to the boy for almost an hour and I don’t have anything to go on. All I can say is keep a close eye on him this time and make sure he isn’t out of your sight.
Mom and Dad: Okay Sheriff, we will.
Sheriff: Good. I would like to question your daughter as well.
The parents both nodded and the Sheriff walked out into the waiting room where Sarah was waiting patiently to hear about her little brother’s condition.
Sheriff: Hello Sarah. Is it all right if I ask you a few questions about your little brother?
Sarah talked to the sheriff and tried to explain to him what happened when her brother went missing. They talked for a good while out in the waiting room. After the Sheriff finished getting her statement, they heard a loud crash and a scream coming from the examining room that Mike was in. Sarah and the Sheriff ran back and found a nurse on the floor bleeding from her arm…and Mike was in the corner holding a scalpel in his hand. He was flipping out and screaming.
Mike: Don’t let that b***h near me! She is one of them! They’re trying to take me back but I won’t go!
Sarah rushed to Mike’s side, crouched down to his level, and wrapped her arms around him speaking to him gently.
Sarah: It’s okay Mike, you’re safe. They’re never going to get you again.
Mike: I’m not safe until this damn holiday is over with.
Sarah hugged her brother tightly and helped him off of the floor. She walked him back to his bed as she was helping him into it, they saw the other nurses assist the bleeding nurse up. When they both looked at her, she was staring at them. Something felt wrong. Something was wrong.
The nurse stared at them for a good minute when her face started to change. Her mouth began to contort into a demonic smile. Her eyes turned bright green just like the creature.
Sarah and Mike were frozen in fear after seeing this. When the other nurses helped the bleeding nurse out of the room, Sarah set Mike down on his bed and ran out the door. As she passed the Sheriff, she told him to watch her brother closely.
The nurses took the bleeding nurse around the corner and Sarah gave chase. When she reached the corner, she saw that they had disappeared without a trace.
Feeling pissed off that she had lost them, she turned around and started to walk back to Mike’s room. That’s when she heard a voice in her head.
Voice: You and your brother have won this time Sarah, but I will be back. You haven’t heard the last from the wish-maker.
Several months later
A few months went by and everything went back the way it used to be. Well almost. Sarah and Mike stopped fighting and became close as brother and sister. Sarah finally told Mike why she hated Halloween and Mike hugged his sister and told her:
Mike: That’s okay sis, now we both have a reason to hate Halloween.
Sarah smiled at Mike and agreed with him as she started to surround the house with crosses and salt. They were turning their home into a fortress and each time their parents cleaned up the salt, they put it back. Now, every time October 31st rolls around, they pray to God that the wish-maker doesn’t return for them … the end?