The yellow smudge of a setting sun slipped behind the trees leaving a warm glow to the field. Nightbirds scattered, roosting in the trees while insects droned on in a constant monotony. The air felt cooler after the heat of the day. Ground fog swirled around the grasses casting eerie shadows on the ground. The evening gloom was rapidly approaching. I shivered in anticipation.
Not far off in the field, our two neighbor horses steadily crunched grass, their teeth reflecting bone-white in the rays of the setting sun. It was Halloween night – All Hallows Eve. Children would soon fill the neighborhood with the sounds of laughter, as they went from house to house showing off their costumes and collecting treats.
My eyes drifted toward the horse hole which was visible in the fading light. The horses visited me daily looking for handouts of carrots or even an occasional apple…
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