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Last evening as the sun was setting and dark dusk was settling between the trees I thought I might go out and get some photos for the holiday, Samhain or Halloween. I grabbed my camera and walked off to the little abandoned cemetary by the old chapel next to the woods. I heard an owl hooting 3 times off to the west. The evening was sure to be sufficiently spooky for my purpose.

In the graveyard ancient markers and time worn statues lay amidst the brambles and weedy overgrowth in the ghostly glow of the moonlight. I saw a crow perched high in an old tree and thought he would make a fine subject for a photo. I had forgotten to bring my tripod, and so I propped my camera on an old gravestone to steady it for the shot. Suddenly the crow spied me and flew off with a loud caw. He looked terrified with his beady black eyes glinting in the light of the risen moon.

As I looked to see what the photo showed of his sudden flight, my eyes glanced at the worn letters etched into the crumbling gravestone. There, before me, I saw my own named carved on the monument. I think my mind must have slipped then. All about me I saw people walking along the paths in the graveyard. Some were alone, some in couples and small groups, some with little children. All were clothed in dark, formal clothing from another time. Some clasped rosary beads, others flowers. One child dragged a large teddy bear along with him.

I don’t know what happened next but this morning I awoke in my bed, thinking what a strange dream had haunted my night. On my bedtable lay this photograph. And there, at the foot of the bed were my shoes, damp with the mud of the graveyard. My fingernails were dark with grave dirt. I must be going mad. But here you see the photograph. I am afraid to look into a mirror. Who knows what awful visage may look back to me!

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