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SPIRITS OF THE NIGHT There was a time in the town when you could walk out alone at night and not have tofear anything You could leave your doors unlocked and your car in the driveway withoutworry You could drop the kids off at the cinema downtown and not think a thing of it Orstroll through the park on a Saturday evening without watching every shadow ormovement in the evening twilight But no more Now doors barred the entrances along with the windows Residentshurried home lest they be caught outside after dark and cars were secured in theirgarages as cats and dogs were brought in from outside People watched in terror as thesun would sink low on the horizon leaving the community vulnerable to the clutches ofthe night This was a town gripped by fear foreboding so powerful and pervasive that it wasevident in every stare in the residents eyes They would sit in their living roomsmindfully watching the evening news on television or at their dinner tables eating silentmeals of penance And listening always listening The wind would brush through the streets blowing the gutters clean of leaves anddebris The wind would bring with it the cool air the small voice the lost souls of thepast And they would pass down from street to street grasping for any living entity thatdared to be out after dark After their time in the light of day that was no longer theirsParents would bar and shutter the windows against the curious faces of their childrenwho wished to gaze out at the spectral parade that pasted by their houses Come awayfrom there they would command fearing even a glimpse from the ethereal visitors wouldportend dreadful consequences The darkness was not for their eyes So the night would pass with terror and resignation Night after night the patternwould remain unchanged The town was accustomed to the strange sojourn of
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