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We have that friend who came to us unexpectedly.




Celebrating Halloween becomes our habit every month of November. I can’t help myself thinking of those moments when I used to wore scary costumes and knock each of my neighbor’s door just to ask for trick or treat. Chocolates, candies and lollipops were the sweets I had in my pockets and I never end the 1st night of the month without tasting them one by one. How I wish to set the clock back on the time when I was in my grade school days. But, what can I do? I am now 18 years old. It is not anymore a work of a teenager to ask treat by acting as a monster. Lucky for my young sister, she can do these things freely. As for me, I just want to stay in my house and help my mom prepare food for my simple birthday party and for the Halloween of course. Sounds funny right? Others may think that having a birthday on the same date as the Dead’s day is so weird yet in my case, I am very lucky that I always experience double occasion. Moreover, I am very glad since because of this, I met an extraordinary friend.

10 years ago, we celebrated my special day. For me, it was a triple occasion since not long than a week before the day, my mom gave birth to my little sister Patricia. Daddy and Uncle Glenn organized a big party for the two of us. We had so many visitors and I even invited all my classmates and friends. At exactly 6:00 pm, the party started and everyone was pleased and happy. Just like the belief of any other kids, the center of every birthday party is the cake. I felt the excitement when mom and dad opened the big box of the 5- layered cake with 8 candles on top. At last! I’m going to blow my candles. After blowing them one by one, we felt a little vibration on the ground. We thought it was just an earthquake. But we were wrong. As the ground continues to shake, it vibrated faster and faster that some of our guests feel dizzy. The scariest thing happened was, after the strong shake stopped, we saw a big furry creature standing outside our gate. He had big blue eyes, two noses and very sharp teeth. All of the guests and even my parents were shaking when they saw the bear-like monster. They shouted and they ran fast as they could. My mom took in charge of my little sister and my dad’s responsibility was me. Dad thought I was the kid he was holding and all of them evacuated in an instant just like a blink of an eye. I was the only one left in the place, shaken to death. The monster walked towards me and I had nothing to do but to stand straight like a statue. I was so scared. I thought he was going to eat me. The creature started to talk. He was not bad after all.

“Are you the birthday boy?” he said with a lowly voice.

“Y…yess” I replied to him.

“Oh my! We have the same birthday!” He expressed happily.

“What are you doing here?” I asked.

“I just wanted to ask you if I can have even a small piece of your cake.

Can I have, please?”

“Just for my birthday?” he said in a low manner.

“Of course! I can share it with you.” I replied happily.

With our short conversation, everyone in the event whom I thought left me get out in their hiding place and the party continued.

Starting that day, during our birthday with the monster, he became our special guest.


And now, I am waiting for his return.

Submitted: February 16, 2020

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Criss Sole

I thought this was very sweet. Good to see the monster was friendly and reminds us not to judge a book by it's cover.

Wed, June 17th, 2020 2:24pm


Thank you for the sweet message!

Thu, June 18th, 2020 4:56am

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