A Dirge for the Malice
In 1986 Halloween in Science Hill, Kentucky is like a holiday for the residents. There’s a town parade, trick-or-treating, lots of mischief and plenty of parties. But sometimes the things that happen have eternal consequences, especially tempting the dark powers of Witch’s Cave, a place that can make the desires of the heart come true.
“You might ask for a million dollars, but deep in your heart, you have desires that you may not even know about. And… And…” She stared off into the distance, as if uncertain whether to continue her statement. “And if there is hate in your soul, if there is malice in your heart, it will latch onto that first.”She looked at each of us. “We really should leave.”