The Lights go on at Night (Part Two)
Abbey, Seth, and Calvin—their little pumpkin suited boy, climb their neighbors stairs. Every light is on but no one answers the doorbell. Seth rings again, annoyed by the lack of response.
“The door is wide open, honey, I’m gonna give a holler and if no one answers we’re leaving.” The screen door creaks open. “Hello, trick or treat, is anyone home?” Seth yells. Nothing.
“Wait a second, they left a note.” Big bold letters spell
CANDY IN THE FOYER , HELP YOURSELF TO ONE PER PERSON PLEASE . HAPPY HALLOWEEN .
“Alright, Calvin, lets get some candy sweet heart.” Abbey calmly ushers her son inside. Seth follows with some trepidation. The door slams shut behind him and the house clams up. They are trapped. Specks of ceiling paint sift to the floor as the house shakes violently. Seth tries to secure Calvin in his arms but the G force plasters him to the floor as the house shifts from the earth and lifts off at a speed unfathomable. Seth watches the window—Abbey sees Saturn reflect in his widening eyes.