Its time for another one of these 31 Days of Halloween Images in which Ana gives us a visual and I try to make up words inspired by her creative awesomeness, Day 2, Stun features one of Ana B’s favorite locations to shoot and one of our favorite friends to shoot!
Redding st was located in a neighborhood where houses appeared to have been mass produced and delivered to the plot of land they quietly sat on. I imagine this is what the places in monopoly might look like after a long game night where everyone has saturated their non-existent real estate with tiny little red houses. It wasn’t out of the ordinary for movers to take over Redding street, in fact, a new family would arrive almost as often as the garbage truck’s weekly route. You’d think this would be one of those streets where a box of decorations puked all over the garden and dragged Halloween into Christmas time and the latter to July, but no, not Redding street, the only thing that sat on the lawns of Redding were the same real estate signs showcasing a girl that looked too young to be in real estate, something that was promptly dismissed when you caught the piercing blue eyes staring back at you. The only thing that ever stood out in that street was a house older than the street itself, the only White House in a sea of peach colored Lego models. I use the color lightly as time hadn’t done the house any favors, the white paint struggled to overpower the old wood that now peeked underneath it’s weary colored coat, the only life remaining in the structure seemed to be the green lining that housed the dirty Windows.
It was a warm quiet morning, summer had crept into fall longer than years before, I stepped outside to get the paper, now I know what you’re thinking, in this day and age? Call me old fashioned, but I liked the idea of some thought being put into what I’m about to read, nowadays everyone on the Internet is a writer with lots of opinions and no accountability. My stride for the paper was interrupted by the sound of screams coming from the house in white, almost immediately I made my way to the side of the property where I was able to spot an older woman messing with a television cabinet possibly older than herself.
“Sorry dear, didn’t mean to startle you. This old body of mine doesn’t hear quite like it used to.” The old woman said in a warm soft voice, without even turning my way.
“Well don’t just stand there, you’re just in time for tea” her voice trailed off followed by the deafening sound of the kettle boiling.
“How did she…” I looked inside the window and the woman was no longer there.
“Come come, I’m not getting any younger just standing out here” her voice was suddenly right next to me, this time with a tone so eerily inviting I couldn’t seem to refuse her offer for tea. Before I knew it I was passing through a hallway that lead to the kitchen, the walls lined from top to bottom with old pictures yellowed out by the passing of time. The smell of stale furniture and old carpet filled the air. It couldn’t have been more than a minute before a cup of tea sat in front of me.
Something about this place was off, I didn’t feel like leaving, nor did I feel like staying. I took a sip from the cup without hesitation, a surge of spice and a hint of honey filled my tastebuds.
“Who says tea is only for old people.” Her voice almost had a mocking tone to it, she stared while urging me to drink some more. The cup was almost empty when I sensed a sort of familiarity from the scared faces staring back at me from the pictures that hung on the wall. A set of piercing blue eyes stared back at me from one of the frames when the flash went off. I looked up at the woman holding an old camera when I realized she had piercing blue eyes as well, a smile formed on her lips as my eyes began to feel heavy, the last thing I remember seeing before passing out were the wrinkles on her face disappearing.
“I have the perfect spot for you” the young woman with piercing blue eyes said as she hung a new picture on the wall. All I could do was stare back in fear as she walked down the hall. “Those must be the new buyers”.
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