Polaris

"Right Lucy"

By Victoria Niksa

Volume 3 Issue 1

November 7, 2022

"Right Lucy"

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6:32  

It was a chilly Halloween night. Lucy had been invited by her friends to a costume party, which she was at. Everybody had been ignoring her. She wondered if it was because she was dressed as a witch, and everyone thought she was cursed or cruel. It turns out her assumption was false. A girl dressed as an angel, who was also being ostracized, invited Lucy to go on a walk. 

“Hey, you wanna ditch this party? Everyone seems to be ignoring us here anyway,” the girl whispered. 

“Oh, uh sure,” Lucy was hesitant to answer. She knew better than to go around places with a stranger. 

“I’m Julie, by the way. I know we haven’t met or spoken before,” the girl said. 

6:48 

The two had been walking around the neighborhood for about 7 minutes. Then they came across a playground. 

“Ooh! Maybe we should go on the swings!” Lucy suggested. 

“Yeah! That seems like a nice idea!” Julie replied. 

7:02 

The two began to grow close in those few minutes since they’d met each other. 

“This is like the place in horror movies where teens jump, scared by some creepy monster. Maybe we should go,” Lucy warned. 

“Yeah, maybe we should....” Julie paused, looking at the bushes. 

Listening carefully, they heard a rustle in the bushes. They both looked over in the direction of the sound. 

“What was that…?!” Lucy whispered. 

“I’ll go check it out…” Julie said with a nervous tone. 

When Julie was slowly walking towards the bushes, she noticed Lucy close behind her. 

“If we go down, we go down together,” Julie whispered. 

Lucy had jolted awake.  

“W-what… It was all… a dream?” 

7:13 

As Lucy sat in the corner, still in shock, she noticed a girl walking her way. She was dressed as an angel. 

“Hey, wanna go for a walk or something? You look a little lonely,” she asked. 

Lucy stared at the girl in front of her. She was about to ask her name until… 

“I’m Julie,” the girl said, before Lucy could ask. 

Lucy looked at her in disbelief. It was like she could read her mind. She couldn’t believe what she heard next. 

“I know. You had that dream too...Right, Lucy?”