What is the scariest monster you've seen on Halloween? A zombie? A werewolf? A ghost?
I was a pre-teen boy trick-or-treating, I saw a creature that chilled my blood.
As I approached the box costume, I saw that it wore a ghoulish, terrible face. And then it spoke:
The voice was gravelly—like an elderly man—but distorted like a smoker's artificial speaking valve. Was there a grown man inside that child-sized costume? Was it even... human?
The box costume became the Box Monster. I ran away, convinced the Monster's snake-like arms would grab my ankles and pull my fright-filled self into its eternal embrace.
So be careful this Halloween. There are scary monsters out there. And there is one monster who may put you in a box too.