Most of the townsfolk wanted to believe the brooding, dark little child was a Halloween baby. It did help explain things. Things whispered about. Things that Mildred was understood to have done. Things that would soon become more and more troubling... even dangerous!
Every October, Tarot Fate's Amusements would come to town. Mildred absolutely HAD to go! “Mother, father, it's time to visit the spirits,” she would pronounce each Hallow’s Eve.
Sinatra's Spook House Ride
Alone and oddly undisturbed by the loss of her parents, Mildred consulted a Spirit Cabinet. “It is time Mildred, time for you to meet your maker,” the spooky spirit voice from the cabinet moaned.
Darkness Falls, Bentham Hollow
Upon entering the cabin, Mildred instantly fell to the floor in a heap and went slippy-sliding into a deep, dreamy sleep! When she awoke she was in a tiny room, and every wall of that room was covered in beautiful party dresses.
“These dresses look so familiar,” thought Mildred. “I must try one on.” But just as she reached for a dress, a giant door appeared in the wall and swung open!