The red and blue lights of the police cars flashed on the yellow rain slickers as the officers circled what they thought was a dead animal. It had teeth and claws but no identifiable fingers or mouth. They seem to protrude from deformed lumps of flesh. One officer was so overcome he had to be escorted to the side of the road. Never in the history of Coven Borough County has such an oddity been seen before. They covered it with a blue tarp to stop onlookers from gawking and crowding the crime scene. But was it a crime scene? There was no evidence that a crime had been committed, just this horrific thing that seemed to come out of no where.
“What ever this thing is I’d hate to see its momma!” Jimmy Kyle Bodine had been the town’s sheriff for twenty years. “Never in my life have I seen such a disturbing looking creature!” But how did it get here? That was the questions everyone was asking. The coroner’s office arrived. A tall brunette stepped out of the vehicle. “Get the body bag and take this to the lab. No one will perform the autopsy on it but me, is that understood!” Doctor Purka Mills was the head coroner. “So Jimmy, what the heck is going on here? Is this a crime scene or a practical joke? You know I was just about to board a plane to sunny Rio Dejenaro when I was called in! Why does this stuff always happen right before my vacation?” Nice to see you too Purka. I don’t know what to tell you Doc. Some kids on 4-wheelers came across it while they were egging Bill’s cattle. Some mischief night prank. They found this and it scared the dog tar out of them so they called us. Man, I tell ya’ that’s one phone call I would have liked to have missed. Did you see that thing! Purka adjusted her glasses, “I won’t be able to tell you anything until we get it back to the morgue. Purka got back in her car, “Go home Bodine I’ll call you when I know something. Remember its Halloween Eve so keep an eye out for malicious car eggers, toilet paper ruffians and marauding candy corn maniacs!” Sure make fun of me if you want to but I’m sleeping with all my lights on tonight! It that things momma is near by I want to see it coming before it gets me!
Jimmy and his officers left while Purka made a few notes on her blackberry. Before she started her car she saw something moving in the road side brush. She thought, “Kids . . . maybe a deer.” She continued then heard a whoosh then a loud screech. “Okay, that’s no deer! What the heck is that?” She kept the motor running and took her flashlight out of the glove compartment. The first thing she noticed was a stench like nothing she’d ever smelled before. Oh geez, whoever or whatever that stench is coming from it smells like they are getting paid big money to stink! She held her hand to her nose and kept walking toward the sound. As she got closer to the sound she saw something race by about three feet in front of her. It ran close to the ground like a large rat but slithered like a snake. I’d better get back to the car; this is way out of my league! She walked quickly then started to run. Something was keeping up with her pace. She jumped into the car and slammed the door. Something large and dark leaped onto the roof. The sound of clawed hoofs made and ungodly scrapping noise. She floored the accelerator and sped off. Something large flew off the roof and ran back into the brush.
She pulled into her parking space at the morgue still shaken. The lights from her office were on. She assumed her staff has started preparing the creature for autopsy. She ran to the building directly into the elevator. Out of breath Purka collapsed against the elevator walls. The light for the 7th floor was already lit. She thought, “This is freaking weird! I hadn’t pushed any buttons yet.” The elevator ascended quickly finally reaching the 7th floor. The doors opened. But the lights were no longer on. She turned on her flashlight and walked into the morgue hollering, “Harry, Ray, Ellie hey you guys what’s happening with the elevator? The floor button was already pushed and I didn’t . . . OH MY GOD!” Her entire staff was engulfed in what looked like guts, pulsating guts! She turned to run but something dark blocked the door. It started crawling toward her then stood up on what she thought was its hind legs. Purka was paralyzed with fear, she held her breath preparing for the worst . . . she couldn’t move. The creature sprang towards her and Purka let out a blood curdling scream. The creature pounced on her. She fought for her life then noticed the creature smells like Jimmy’s Old Spice? Jimmy unzipped the front of his creature costume as her staff untied their plastic pulsing fake guts. Happy Halloween Doc! Purka threw her flashlight at them. You scared me half to death! Harry shook his head, “Yeah, payback is a bitch!” Purka had pulled a prank to end all pranks on April Fools by stumbling into the morgue with a bloody knife lodged in her stomach. “Okay you all got me, but what is that thing in the body bag?” Jimmy said, “Got me, ask your staff.” Harry, Ray and Ellie looks puzzled. We thought you planted it Jimmy? They walked to the examining room. The body bag was gone but a bloody note was left reading, “You ruined my boy’s Halloween!” Signed, Momma!