A note from the author: The illustrations for this story have been generously provided by Russian artist Sergei Zolotov. If you notice inaccuracies in the details, please understand that it was a linguistic challenge for him to read through the story. Consider it artistic license. If you would like to see more of Sergei's work, he can be found on DeviantArt under the name of ColorBlindPencil.
I dreamed a song that echoed in my heart,
What kind of animal is a cow?
This is a Halloween story ... a true story that took place on Halloween night. None of us were ever able to explain what happened that night. I can only assume that it was karma.
The hill behind the cabin teemed with evergreens that year,
This poem might not seem all that scary at first … until we think about it and realize where the modern-day monster is hiding nowadays.