I was walking home the other night, it was about half 11 and it was really misty, and i saw a little girl in a yellow dress walking through the park on her own. I watched her to see where she went, but she was going too far to see, so i followed her. She went behind a tree, so i waited for her to come out, but after about 3 minutes, she still hadn't come out. I went up to the tree to see what was happening, but there was nothing there.
I turned around all confused and there she was, standing right behind me holding a lolly pop. I asked her if she was okay, but she said nothing. I asked her if she was with anybody, but she said nothing. Then all of a sudden, she gave me her half-sucked lolly pop, giggled and ran off into the mist. I couldn't see her anymore, so i chased after her. I was curious as to why she was here and where she'd come from.
There i am running through the park, almost midnight and misty as hell. Eventually i come to the stream that runs all the way through to the river and i still hadn't caught up to her. It was too wide for somebody her size to have gone over, and there was nowhere else for her to have run off to.
She'd disappeared. All that was left was this half-sucked lolly.
I couldn't be bothered to go on a search at this time of night, i was tired and it was cold. So i threw the lolly into the stream and started making my way home.
Every so often i'd hear a feint, distant giggle. I looked around to but couldn't for the life of me see where it was coming from. I was kind of spooked at this point so i started walking faster, and faster, and faster until i was running. These giggles just kept getting more frequent and louder as i got closer to home.
I was sweating, but it must have been atleast -5 degrees out. I got to a road that was pretty wide, so the mist had fell into that aswell. But that just put me more on edge, i was getting nervous, this random girl had freaked me out to the point that i was actually paranoid in my own town, and that had never been the case.
I come up to the crossroads, and i can only just make out the colour of the lights. All of a sudden i see a flash and then i hear a screach and a bang. Then that giggle again, but louder than ever before. There was no way i was waiting for them lights to changed. I ran, fastre than i'd ever ran before. I was actually scared.
I finally got to the street i live on, and i noticed there were no cars at all, not even parked up outside the houses. Then it occured to me that i hadn't seen a car all night. I'd heard what i assumed was a crash, but i hadn't actually physically seen a car. So i carried on running for my life. I got to my door and what do you know? I can't find my key. I'm looking through all my pockets, and it's just not there. And again, there's that giggle, louder still. So i bang on the door. So loud that it would have woken up the entire street, if there was even anybody there.
My dad opened the door, with a look of wonder on his face. Probably because i'd just been banging on the door like i was being attacked. I heard my brother crying and i asked him why. He said he'd had a bad dream and as he walked to my mum and dad's room he saw something in the back garden that scared him. He wouldn't leave my mum's room. But my dad said he had couldn't see anything, he even went out there to make sure and there was nothing in sight, and our garden's empty apart from a couple of plant pots.
So i just ignored it, went in the kitchen to get a drink and then went up to bed. I was still sweating from running home, so just before i got into bed i opened the window. And there she is. Standing in the middle of the garden, staring up at the window.
All i remember after that is waking up to the sun sitting proud in a clear blue sky, birds singing in time with one another. Mum and dad are sitting at the table eating breakfast and my brother is outside playing with his friend; bright yellow dress, blonde hair, blue eyes. Then that giggle.