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!