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Descriptive Essay (Halloween)

The late October wind was serene and tranquil as the bold orange sun faded into the seemingly empty autumn evening sky. Crisp shades of red, yellow, and orange from fallen leaves, formed a thin layer over the brown lawns of the neighborhood. Immediately noticeable bolder colors emerge from the decorations of the local estates, each with its own scheme of deep purples, grays, and oranges and a corresponding theme of horror. 

The homes it this neighborhood, in fact, were not your average homes, rather their very presence was towering. These homes were for the rich, those in particular that were fanatics about everything they do, the kind of people that live life to the maximum to keep living it.  Therefore these homes were done up with the best of the best themes, decorations, and most of all parties.

            For three friends who had never even seen this legendary neighborhood before, the event of a lifetime had occurred, they had been invited to attend Billy McDowell’s Halloween party. The promises of the night ahead of them were riveting. The party was not only going to be in the neighborhood of their dreams, but also would allow them to walk around the isle after the party was over. This would be a spectacular night, one of spooky houses, partying, and more. 

imgres.jpg            Billy was the new kid at school, a quiet but occasionally funny person, who was the kid you went to if you ever needed to borrow something. He was a nice enough guy that people got to know him and would hang out with him quite a bit. He was a tall, brown haired kid, with light tan skin. His objectives in school were blurred, because his parents were already so wealthy, and because of that he built a bad reputation of himself with teachers. As a result, he often found himself in detention, which was where he met Sam, Ray, and Craig. They didn’t really know him past the point of names, and for him to invite them to his spectacular house, simply because they sat near him in a schoolroom, was in their eyes very generous.

The party was only an hour away when Sam and his mom left their house to pick up the other boys for the party. They picked up Ray and Craig and then departed for the thirty-minute drive down the highway. When they arrived, the car, along with the enormous driveway had been enveloped by the overwhelming shadow of the mansion.

A mirage of white cobwebs covered in a few dozen fake spiders served as a veil for the magnificent structure in front of them. The party was beginning and a sense of Halloween took over the crowd. The lights, speakers, and fog generators all sequentially turned on and thus begun a night of terror and recreation. The speakers were all cleverly hidden behind themed figures with crude attention to detail and trees. The party was one of great character and enthusiasm, everyone was insanely happy to be exactly where they were, enjoying a party in the best place possible. imgres.jpg

            As the party progressed, people started playing table tennis, going in the hot tub and watching horror movies inside. They were, after all, taking advantage of a place they would not see for another year when it would be decorated once again in dark colors. Just as the sky turned dark and the moon was at its full shine, the party was in for a terrifying surprise, the music stopped and the figures started to shiver. The crowd was terrified, what was happening to the figures? They started to move, this time a more significant amount, slowly walking towards the crowd. They shifted place in simple movements, with only the clearest intentions of where they were headed, towards the crowd of people. With everyone already terrified the figures started to make noises and the crowd of people shrieked in terror. With everyone moving together as a body, they had indeed cornered themselves. They had nowhere to go and nowhere to hide. This was it they thought to themselves, the last night they would see. Just as the figures made their final approach, they lifted their hands and wiped off their disguises. It was Billy’s neighbors; they had succeeded in scaring the crowd to the point of intense fear. Just another night in the neighborhood Billy thought to himself, thinking of the people behind the masks. It was a good trick, he agreed with his neighbors. The timing of the party could not have been better either, a perfect Halloween night where tons of teenagers were all hanging out. This was a trick for the books he decided.

At last it was over, the large party that the friends had been invited too had ceased to an end. They decided it would be better to laugh about it than to hold a grudge at people who were able to laugh at their terror. The best Halloween party of their lives had ended with a bang.