Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A boy on a scooter...

was passing by an alley between 2 old houses..
when he saw a faint flickering of some kind of fire....like a bonfire...
something about it peaked his curiosity...
so he stopped...
(even though this was not a neighborhood that his parents allowed him to SCOOT on)..
he walked back into the alley, leaving the scooter leaning against one of the old mailboxes...
it was drizzling outside...
weird moment...difficult to describe...
as he walked to the back of the houses,
he could hear voices singing....
it sounded like French....
almost like Debussy with words...
(the swan song)...(clair de lune)
about the swan's final sound....an eerily FINISHING sound...
just before death...
as he inched his way back...
just to take a peak....
he found 3 little girls...
they couldn't have been more than 8 or 9 years old..
they were ALL dressed in RED....CRIMSON actually...
(he thought of "blood" somehow...)
and they appeared to be ROASTING a LIVE BIRD,,,,,,a swan ???
over this pit of fire....
YIKES !!!!
TRULY the SCARIEST thing he's EVER SEEN....
they had glazed over eyes....
and the SWAN SONG was monotonous.....devoid of crescendo....
He got back on the scooter and literally FLEW home....
the vision and the SOUND of the WITCHY girls
 roasting the bird would haunt him for the rest of his life....
Needless to say, he NEVER passed that street again......