(A True Story Exaggerated To The Extreme)
“BE AFRAID, BE VERY AFRAID.”
– THE FLY (1986)
It was a halloween night, and all the bats were out, the moon hung high in the sky. An innocent house was standing, only the front entrance was lit, a bowl of candy at the door. Suddenly six eighth graders came out of the mist, stalking toward the bowl as a box of tic-tacs, a pineapple, an archeologist, a grim reaper, and a cowboy. The bowl said take one, but the power of words were not enough to stop them. They reached the bowl and all but two rushed toward the candy, taking multiple full size candies, the pineapple taking an insane amount, unthinkable, the tragedy and horror of the situation could be felt in the air. That night you could hear the cries of Andrew Pesce echoing throughout the night, the truly abhorrent act that took place shaking the world. One of the two who didn’t come at the bowl first, the archeologist, only took one, but that would not quell the rush of anger that would result from the groups actions. However, one person, with a sense of justice and a quality of righteousness beyond all others, the tic-tac, decided to take no candy, doing something to quell the soon to come wrath of Andre Pesce. The group left that house a broken mess, only three starbursts left, barely anything to the house’s name. The group moved on, and an unspoken promise was made by the house, one stating that revenge would come to those who caused this travesty.