Fall was upon the little sleepy town St. Andrews. The trees were a bright red and orange color and the air was cooler than summer. Each morning you could see dew on the ground and at night sometimes frost. St. Andrews was beautiful during fall, it’s small town had that nostalgic feel to it. But one resident despised fall, and that would be Jeremy Rice.
Jeremy Rice was a twenty-nine year old man, who hated fall because of the cool weather and the leaves. Each night he would make sure there were no leaves, but then he would wake up and a pile of them were in the middle of his yard. Jeremy wanted to end this war, so he had some ideas.
His first idea was to cut down all his trees, even from the protest of his wife. That helped part of his problem, but the red leaves would still come back thanks to his neighbors. So one night Jeremy chopped down his neighbor’s tree. He took the axe like Libby Borden would have, and hacked the poor tree to death. When his neighbor awoke, he was irritated to see his tree was gone. But the thing that made him not yell at Mr. Rice was Jeremy laughed with the axe in his hands. He looked like a mad man.
Nobody knew why Jeremy hated leaves and trees so much. His wife said because when he was younger his uncle was lynched, and also his older brother used to shove leaves in his mouth when was just a babe. These things have caused a great stress over Jeremy. The townsfolk said that, that boy wasn’t right.
Jeremy didn’t care what others thought of it, because he was normal until fall came. The upkeep killed him, he didn’t care about snow or rain, it was those damn leaves. Maybe he was mad, but when he saw them on his lawn he couldn’t take it. They were like invaders.
But one day, his neighbor Seth, came over had talked to him.
“Jeremy I noticed you’re up all night in your lawn and mine too” He stressed the word mine.
“I’m sorry about last night.” He kept his eyes on the ground.
“Your insane kid, sorry but I have to say it. It’s just leaves!”
‘Their invaders Seth.”
“I know Seth, leaves which fall brings. Every night they come back taunting me.”
Seth moved back, he didn’t like eyes that Jeremy had, so he back away tours his fence.
The next night was even worse, Jeremy couldn’t sleep, he kept his eyes on the window, and he watched them blow in. He took out a gun and went outside. His wife awoke she watched him, she almost cried out but didn’t. All she heard was gunshots. Jeremy walked in with a smile, “Honey I finally fixed it.”
“Oh Jeremy, honey your not all there, sit down.”
“Honey I just hate fall and those damn invaders.
She smiled and wondered if it was leaves or aliens….