Wednesday, 31 October 2012

happy hallowe'en!

It was a dark and starless night.  Clouds hung like the heavy draperies covering the old windows of the house.  Cracks radiated outward from several of the panes of glass.  Others were foggy white, having been stained by neglect and time.  Steam rose from where Nerissa knew there to be swampy ground at the bottom of the garden and an unpleasant smell permeated the air.  Nissy turned up his nose at the stench.  Stagnant water and rotting plant material stunk, he thought to himself.  And who knows what else might be in that swamp?  He had heard of swamp monsters and whatnot.  On a night like this, such creatures would be out in full force...   not to mention the zombies.

Before him stood the old mansion.  It was so very old and in desperate need of repair.  Long gone were its days of glory.  Some said it was haunted.  Others said, just abandoned.  Could the previous owners have left because of ghostly hauntings?  Unearthly
                                                                   voices in the night? 

Nerissa paused at the front gate.  Should he enter and walk down the path?  Was it safe?  He looked to his right and then to his left.  His kitty buddies had forsaken him.  They were nowhere in sight.  He was alone.

For a moment, the sky brightened.  The moon peeked out from the behind the clouds.  It was full and the man who lived up there seemed to be laughing.  Was he laughing at Nissy?  Was he taunting him to approach the house?  Daring him to face the unfaceable?

Nissy hesitated a moment more.  There could be nothing for it but to face his fears.  Taking a deep breath, he put one paw forward and then another and then one more.  Before he knew it, Nerissa was standing on the steps below the massive front door.  He looked up...  way, way up.  The door knocker was out of reach.  Nissy let out a bloodcurdling meow to equal all meows.  It was loud and clear and he knew it would gain the attention of those in the house, whether they be dead or alive.

An owl hooted in the distance and Nissy ducked as a flock of squawking crows suddenly swooped down above his head.  He could hear approaching footsteps coming from inside the house.  This gave him little comfort.  He was sure ghosts did not have feet but zombies would...  probably.  Other kinds of monsters would be footed, too.  The door slowly opened, creaking loudly all the way.

Nerissa lifted his gaze and peered through the now open door.  There was no one there.  Who had opened it?  Could it have been a ghost from Hallowe'ens past?  Could it have been..?   He shuddered at the thought.

Knowing that he could be taking his life in his paws, Nerissa stepped through the door.  Inside, it was pitch black.  Not an ounce of light, anywhere.  Not even the flicker of a candle.  He walked further into the room and the door behind him slammed shut, barely missing his tail.  The house plunged into a deafening silence.

And then, all of a sudden, bright lights lit up at the far end of the room.  Nissy covered his eyes with his paws.  There was so much light.  It was so blindingly bright.  Then he heard a deep voice and it barked "three, two, one..."  Nissy uncovered his eyes and lo and behold...  there were his pals The Duchess of Bramley, Truman, NancyCakeFace, Jasper and Felix!  And they were performing in their new music video MONSTER MASH!




The performance ended and Nissy was about to break into applause when lights flashed and thunder boomed and then...  and then...  and then he saw his other pals, Mr Tibbs, Patchy Meow, Blackie, Sooty and Gingy in their music video, TIME WARP!  What fun!  What fun!!!
 

 

Nissy's pals poured from the stage and lights flickered on throughout the room.  There was a gigantic buffet table covered with yummy snacks and a steaming cauldron filled with what Nissy was sure would be the best nip punch ever.  His pals were chatting and accepting praise for their performances and a DJ was setting up in the corner.  The party was about to start.

HAPPY HALLOWE'EN EVERYBODY!




If you can't view the above videos, please check out my pal Patchy's channel at youtube.com/user/PatchyMeow where you'll be able to watch it for sure.  Or visit her on her blog The Five Cats Chronicles.  She's a great director.  Don't you agree?   Oh, and if that link for Patchy's You Tube channel doesn't work properly, don't blame me, okay?  Please bear in mind that I have a technologically impaired duffer of a peep and that's one of the scariest things ever!
 

38 comments:

  1. Wow, we were on the edge of our seats reading that! We're glad efurrything turned out good!! Pawsome Jib Jabs!!!

    Happy Halloween!

    The Florida Furkids

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  2. Great post Narissa,I enjoyed reading it, have you ever though about writing fiction? Also thank you for posting my YouTube videos.

    Yes, if anyone has any problems with the links please let me know. Google search engine has been doing some very weird things lately.

    Purrs and Hugs
    Patchy XXX

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    1. The peep is into writing fiction but I'm more of a reporter, myself. Also, an historian. I write the histories of tomorrow.

      The link I was worried 'bout the most was the one for your YouTube channel. It just sort of popped up as a link without my having to do the normal linkin' thing. Maybe it's supposed to work that way but I wasn't sure... purrs

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  3. We have a technologically useless duffer of a human here, too..Nissy!

    Love your story, though. Don't need technology to tell a good story!!

    Hugs,
    Tom

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  4. That was totally terrific!!! Happy Halloween from all of us!!!

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  5. ha ha - those are great videos pal. M and I will be laughing all day today. You are all so funny!

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  6. Spooky and funny.

    Happy Halloween!

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  7. nerissa...thiz is one total lee pawsum awesum storee... and de mewvies rocked two !!!! hope ewe haza happee howl o ween and if sum small peepul stop by wantin sum candee they better hand over sum cat treets and foodz two ewe...furst !!!

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  8. Who doesn't like a cat-based Halloween story?
    Thanks very much :)

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  9. great Story Nerissa!Happy halloween,xx Speedy

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  10. Love the videos. Those were terrific. We sure wish you a very Happy Hallowee.

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  11. We LOVE those! Happy Halloween to you from all of us at Colehaus Cats! Purrs...

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  12. Happy Halloween! That was a great story!

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  13. Terrific post, Niss! Extra spooky! Love the videos. I subscribed to Patchy's stuff. My mom has an ancestor named Elizabeth Howe who was hanged as a witch during the famous Witch Hunt in New England. So she especially enjoyed Patchy's information about the witches. Happy Halloween, pal!

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  14. Incredible story. Always scary about those doors... Kudos to all involved in the vids!
    Happy Halloween!!

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  15. Did someone say the word PARTY ??!!
    LOVE your story <3
    Happy Halloween :)

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  16. Sounds and looks like a brilliant Halloween Pawty!! Yay! take care
    x

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  17. Have a Happy Halloween from us to you! Stay safe and we hope you get lots of treats!
    kisses and purrs and headbonks xx
    Sherlock,Ash and Traveler

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  18. Wow, great post! Happy Halloween!

    Oink oink,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

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  19. Happy Halloween to you, too!
    We are enjoy your videos very much!!

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  20. What a very musical Halloween story with a wonderful Pawty ending. Purrfect way to spend Halloween.

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  21. Fun videos, fun pawty!!...Happy Halloween, sweet friends...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

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  22. Nerissa! That looks like the best Halloween Pawty ever! You had waaaaaay more fun than I did here with the Boring Human, although she's skeery enough in her way! Happy Howloween!

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  23. You had me at zombies. Hope you had lots of fabulous treating and tricking on theese fine Halloween night!

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  24. This is terrific! We were all holding our breath. Thankyou for coming to our party. Please come again. Charlotte is a little lonely as the only cat in the house.

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  25. Oh what a story and adventure!!! You got my morning off to a heart racing start!

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  26. Was so scared when I read your post until I found out you found your friends singing and dancing. Great video.
    Thanks for coming to the Halloween/Fall party at the Tabby Cat Club. Always fun to see you. Hope you made it home safely. Remember what happened at the party stays at the party.

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  27. wow, nerissa! what a thumpin' good meowlloween post this is!!! thanks to you an' yer furriends fur some scary fun an' laffs!

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  28. What a great story, Nissy!!! You had us on the edge of our seats...then we were up dancing!
    Hope your Halloween was FABBY!!!
    : ) Katie

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  29. Nissy! We were on the edge of our seats! Those vids are FUNNY!!!

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  30. What a great story!
    and Fabulous videos1
    Thanks for sharing Nerissa
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  31. Wow! You had the bestest Halloween ever!
    Purrs

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  32. Can I be in your next video? My Human nefur does anything fun like this. Sigh. We dint eben have no trick or treaters! I think she put up some kind of anti-fun force field.

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    1. Oh Spitty... I didn't direct those videos. You know my peep... TECHNOLOGICALLY IMPAIRED DUFFER! She could never have done stuff that good in a million years. Maybe not even a billion. Patchy directed both the videos. Have you checked out her blog yet? She's on twitter, too. @PatchyMeow, I believe...

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  33. Man that looks like it was fun!

    Nubbin wiggles,
    Oskar

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