Mandee had just started at the collage this year, and had yet to meet a few people for her to call friends. She came from a small town, so all these people intimidated her. She wasn’t the best at approaching people to begin with, as looking out on the campus every morning reminded her of a beehive. Busy little bees rushing everywhere, all abuzz. She was allergic to bees, they really did frighten her. Maybe she needed to find a new analogy.
When she saw the flyers around the campus, proclaiming an upcoming Halloween Dance, she thought that it might just be her chance. She adored halloween! She loved to dress up in costumes, and felt more comfortable confronting people when not totally herself.
Getting ready for the night, there was a foreboding feeling she couldn’t shake. Something didn’t feel right. She copped it up to her anxiety, and started to put on her costume. It would be her armour of the night!
The hallway flickered as she made her way down it to the Gym. She could hear the music thrumming, see the lights flashing down the connecting hallway, where it ended with the Gym entrance.
She paused, knowing that she would have to engage in conversation with strangers. That was sort of the point of all this, right?
Walking in seemed to happen in slow-mo, as she took in the crowd within. There were people dancing, some taking photos at some of the themed backdrops, others gathered around the refreshments. There was even a group playing what looked like D&D at one of the tables.
She heard a weird whooshing noise, which she thought odd, since the music was so loud. Looking over in the direction she heard it, she saw a brief black shadow in the corner of the gym and then it was gone. Shaking her head, she moved over to the refreshments table.
“I’m too much into my own head, now I am seeing things!” She murmured to herself as she waited for a drink.
“Hey. I like your tail, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like that, is it from an anime or something?” a girl to her left asked.
“Something like that. I actually made the concept myself, but it was inspired from something I saw in an anime once.”
“Ah, so you like made that yourself then? Can I touch it?”
“Ermmmm, sure . . .”
I stared at this girl, who was a good deal shorter than me, and rocking a pink and white Bow-peep outfits, topped with a rather ribbony crook. She softly stroked my tail, as if it was actually alive. I activated the tethers attached to my wristlets, unhinging the jaws. She gave a little shriek then a laugh.
“Wow, it moves too, that is really cool. My name is Heather by the way. I’ve seen you around campus, but we don’t share any classes, so I haven’t bumped into you yet.”
“I’m Mandee. I’m taking mostly classes in the Theatre wing, so don’t travel around the campus much. Just for my electives.”
“That makes sense then. I am mostly in the Tech Buidling myself. You want to come meet some of my classmates, they are over there playing D&D.”
“That would be good, I did notice them when I came in. Do you think you could help my with something for a sec though, I want to take a picture of my outfit, but can’t do it on my own.”
“Ya, lets go do that quick, I need to sit, these heels are killing me.”
Heather followed me over to the place I wanted the photo, and I handed over my phone. I did some posing, and she took so many snaps. she was fast, I hope they looked good. I wanted to send one to my boyfriend, who was going to a different school across the country.
She handed me back my phone, and I followed her over to the table with her friends. Quickly glancing at the photos, trying to pick one to send in my message, I noticed something odd. Looking closer, it looked almost like my tail was alive, I could see drool and the teeth actually glimmered. Dark shadows rimmed the photo too, looking like they were creeping in.
I accidentally bumped into her, as I was looking more at my phone than how close the table was.
“Oh, I didn’t mean to stop so suddenly, you okay?”
“Yeah, sorry, was distracted. Was trying to pick a picture to send someone.”
She glanced at my phone.
“That one looks really cool, they went all out on those themed backgrounds. It is a seriously spooky photo! Come now, meet my friends.”
Just then, the music cut out, and the lights flickered, then went out. Everyone in the gym started murmuring, and you could hear some nervous laughing. Someone in the faculty announced they were going to check out what was going on, as the emergency lights started to pop on over the exits.
That is when the screams started.
I hope you liked my little story inspired by the Cutting Class Horror Experience, brought to you by Pulse Games. I’m wearing a few of the items you can find along the way, hidden amoungst the rooms as you follow the path of the storyline.
I am also wearing some items from Trick or Treat Lane, which, if you haven’t been, is a must for your halloween second life experience. Not only are their shops, but each one has either a trick or treat item. The treats you can just grab, the tricks you have to find. Each shop has one or the other, as well as many seasonal items stuffed their booth.
Lastly, I went to FLF-o-ween, which also has a bunch of gifts, as well as every booth being jam packed with L$50 deals.
I am wearing these earrings from Fetch, which you can see better in the ad below, as my hair sort of covered up the earrings in my photo. They have a colour change hud with lots of options, and they really fit the theme of this seriously spooky month, while having a fun mood to them.
Hair – Doe – Candy Bucket with Hud – L$50 @ FLF-o-Ween
Head – LeLutka – Erin Bento/BOM Mesh Head
Body – Maitreya – Lara Bento/BOM Mesh Body
Head Skin (EvoX BOM) – Glam Affair – Clara Skin in Milk Tone/Option C – L$50 @ FLF-o-Ween
Body Skin (SLVU BOM) – Glam Affair – Tone 2 (Comes with Maitreya Body)
Eyes (SLVU BOM) – Veechi – Destiny Eyes in Black/Gold Cat – FREE @ FLF-o-Ween
Eyeliner (EvoX BOM) – Lovely Mi – Witchcraft Liner in Black – Cutting Class Free Prize
Makeup (EvoX BOM) – Lovely Mi – Witchcraft Tears in Black – Cutting Class Free Prize
Lipstick (Appliers) – Lolapop – Living Dead Lips – Cutting Class Free Prize
Nails – UniCult – Tenacious Nails in Spooky – FREE @ FLF-o-Ween
Finger Dust (SLVU BOM) – The Stringer Mausoleum – Finger Dust in Blood
Tattoo (SLVU BOM) – A.D.D Andel – Treats Tattoo in Full 70% – L$50 @ FLF-o-Ween
Dress – Witch In A Box – Willa Dress w/Hud – *NEW* @ Trick or Treat Lane
Earrings – Fetch – Margo Earrings w/Hud – L$50 @ FLF-o-Ween
Collar – Dead Doll – Batcollar w/Hud – FREE @ FLF-o-Ween
Necklace – Schadenfreude – Candy Corn Necklace – SL Syndicate Crypt Crawl Hunt
Hand Gems & Rings – Andore – Moon Set w/Hud – L$50 @ FLF-o-Ween
Glasses – Dear Diary – Nerdie Glasses in Bloody – Cutting Class Free Prize
Tail (Animesh) – AMBIX – Ghoulish Tail in Black Cat – Cutting Class Free Prize
Pumpkin Pet (Animesh) – Normandy – Jack-O-Lantern Familiar – *NEW* @ Trick or Treat Lane
Ghost Pet (Animesh) – Atelier Burgundy – Ghosty in White – L$50 @ FLF-o-Ween
Pose by Label Motion
Projectors by Nefekalum Tattoos
Location – Cutting Class Horror Experience: Gym