Daily Prompt: Brilliant Disguise
by Krista on March 14, 2014
Tell us about a time when someone had you completely fooled, where the wool was pulled right over your eyes and you got hoodwinked, but good. Was it a humorous experience or one you’d rather forget? What was the outcome?
I was, (am), completely gullible and naïve. It didn’t take much to fool me. The wool has been pulled right over my eyes, many times. I’m not sure which one to use in this prompt, but I think I will go for a humorous experience.
I was never a fan of ‘spook houses’. My daughter’s would always want to go in one at fairs. If it was a walk through, I wouldn’t budge my position, but if it was a ride through, I could manage just fine; I closed my eyes and rode it out.
One October, (I don’t remember the exact year, but I was probably in my late twenties to early thirties), a local church was hosting a walk-through ‘House of Horror’. A lot of my family attended this church, so I thought, “How scary can it be?” My mother even went. I had my oldest daughter to go through it first, so she could tell me how bad it was. She lied.
The first part wasn’t too bad. I felt turned around and couldn’t find the exit, and strange scary people were touching me. I nearly lost it. My cousins, and even my mother, laughed at me, but they helped me find the exit. It was the worst of all.
There was a hole, near the ground, that one had to crawl out of to exit the ‘horror’. There was a strange man, standing guard of the exit hole, with a roaring chain saw. I really lost it then. I was screaming and crying, and my mama had to speak to the man to tell him to let me out.
After the incident, I was told who was who. The man with the chain saw turned out to be one of my mother’s cousins. The whole family laughed at me, but I didn’t care. I was scared to death and it wasn’t funny to me. I still have nightmares about it, to this day.
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