Child Services found eight year old Helen May in a closet, abandon and starving. Her eyes wild, and frighten as they coached her out. They charged her mother Glenda May with negligence and cruelty, but she pleaded drug abuse as the culprit of her carelessness. They sentenced her to six years in jail but she sought treatment and find religion. They released her in four for good behavior, and then she went into hiding.
They put Helen into a good home, but after high school, Christianity compelled her to forgive her mother of her past sins. So she went in search for her Mother. It took her years but she found Glenda in a southwestern town working as a waitress. The reunion was awkward; Glenda refused the child’s offer to reconcile. She wanted nothing to do with Helen. But for the first time she saw herself in the eyes of her child. So Glenda opened her home to her only child, a child she had abused. Their reconnection had taken a long time but both parties finally welcomed their association.
A family reunited, until one faithful night during a full moon in the season of All Hallows Eve. That’s when the family curse revealed itself. Caught unawares Glenda found herself trapped by a creature she had spawned from a night of drunken passion.
A man of primal lust had led her astray on All Hallows Eve, twenty years ago. Into the woods she followed him like a lamb to the slaughter. They made love, and then she watched him change into a creature in the glow of the full moon light. The creature glared at her, long teeth baring. It sniffed at her once then twice before running off into the woods. The next day the test showed that she was pregnant, but by that evening she was too far along to abort. So she had the child, but kept it away from others, while drowning in drugs and booze.
Her child didn’t eat her fast; instead she bit off Glenda piece by piece every day until the moon changed. Helen left her mother tied to the bed and never came back.
Weeks later, the police found Glenda abandon and staving, eyes wild and frighten. Half her flesh torn apart, eaten. When they tracked Helen down, she pleaded mental illness as the culprit of her human feeding. Glenda asked for the death penalty but they sentenced Helen to an institution for evaluation and drug therapy for ten years. They deemed her cured after five, releasing Helen in time for All Hallows Eve.
She smiled as she went in search for her mother.
Copyright © 2013 Glynis Rankin