That Time I Almost Died while Watching Children of the Corn

 

This is a true story. When I was about eleven or twelve my parents went to go watch my sister play in a softball tournament. I was home alone just the way I like it. We kind of lived out in the boonies in a little community called Dixie Union.  It was late afternoon, I was watching Children of the Corn 2 The Finale Sacrifice and baking cookies. For those of you who don’t know Children of the Corn is about a bunch of  evil kids who grew up in a religious cult like town. They ended up killing all the adults and start worshiping the corn, kind of like an idol. So I’m watching the movie and it starts getting smokey in the living home. Damn, I had forgotten about the cookies, they were burnt! Smoke was everywhere! I took them out of the oven and opened up the doors and windows to let the smoke out. Then I reluctantly returned to my movie. I was very bummed about my cookies, but it was kind of cool, the smoke it the house was like a misty fog, it kind of set the mood for the movie. A good ways into the movie one of those evil kids brings a vodo doll to church and he starts digging into the doll’s nose with a knife and when he does this another man in church starts bleeding profusely. So i’m at home alone watching  this scene about an evil kid with a vodo doll when something catches my eye. I looked up from the rocking chair in the living room and through the smoke I see a little skinny girl with long brown hair. She looked about five years old. She was just standing there behind the kitchen table holding my cat in her arms, petting it.  I had never seen this child before in my life and here i am watching a movie about evil killer kids. I just sat there. I didn’t move. When the little girl looked up and saw me she dropped the cat and ran. I just sat there. I turned off the movie to listen so she couldn’t sneak up and kill me.Then like a lot of people who feel like they are about to die I got conveniently religious. I didn’t pray out loud ,I was too scared. I just started acknowledging God and Jesus in hopes that If I died I wouldn’t burn in hell if this little girl did kill me. After about 10min of dead stillness and not seeing anything i began to question my sanity , was there even a girl there in the first place but I wasn’t going to take any chances. I decided to make a run for it and I darted out the door to outside.  I’ve seen enough scary movies so I knew better then to go looking around the house, that’s how people get killed!! So I  ran outside and I just stood outside next to the dirt road until my parents got home. When my parents got home and I told them what happened they didn’t know what to think. I was left without answers until the next day when I saw the little girl playing in the dirt road. It turns out she was one of my neighbor’s grandkids from out of town. The girl was playing with  my cat when the cat ran inside because I had left the door open to let all the smoke out, from burning cookies. She just followed the cat right into the house without even thinking. But because I was watching Children of the Corn and I have an overactive imagination I really thought she was going to kill me.lol Sometimes timing is everything. Next time i’ll tell you about the time i had mistaken mistletoe for a killer hobo.