The Boy and the Evil Dog
It was late at night here in the city and in the village of Tijuana, there was a young
girl named Esmeralda. Esmeralda was supposed to go to a Halloween party her friends
invited her to, but she was grounded for staying out late the last night, so she
could not go anywhere, but stay in her room. Her parents and the rest of her family
were sleeping, so she decided to sneek out and go to the party.
She got dressed and climbed out of her bedroom window where her best friend Josefina was waiting for
her. She finally got down and they both ran across the grass to the road. They both
were laughing and talking about the party. While they were walking, they saw the
haunted house everyone was talking about. They turned around to their right and
decided to go inside the house just for a few minutes to see if all the tales they
heard about were true. So they ran to the porch and went inside the house.
When they went in, it was very quiet and the door slammed behind them. They both started
laughing and Josefina said, "This isn't even scary, it's all made up and...," but before she
could say another word, they felt something pass them... something very, very cold.
They both could not move a muscle. They turned around and saw something
dark, something black with red eyes growling. The two girls, terrified and scared, ran
out of the house and back toward their home.
They stopped when they were just a few
blocks from their house. In front of them, they saw a boy huddled up in a ball
against a wall, shivering. They ran closer and asked where his parents were, but he
did not answer. Esmeralda touched him and he was so, so, so cold and the boy looked up
with his greenish-redish-brownish eyes looking at Esmeralda. Josifina and Esmeralda
backed off a few inches, then Esmeralda took off her Jacket and put it on the boy's
The girls walked away and the boy still huddled in a ball
against the wall stayed watching them walk. Suddenly, the same black dog or thing
appeared behind them. It took one look at the boy and the boy stood up. The dog
looked at the girls and charged towards them barking and growling. The girls,
screaming, ran to their houses.
The barking of the dog was fading away. They first ran
to Esmeralda's house. Josefina begged to stay at her house until morning and then
she would leave to go home. So Esmeralda agreed and both climbed the window and were
inside Esme's room. She turned on her lamp and sat on the bed. They both agreed to
never sneak out again in their lives without permission. Suddenly, she felt something
hard on her bottom. She got up and there was the sweater Esmeralda gave to the
little boy still cold, like he had just taken it off!