The Halloween Dare held no fear for me as I don't believe in witches, zombies or ghosts. I sat with my back against a gravestone as midnight approached, secure in my unbelief.
I chuckled as no tombs cracked, no corpses rose. Nothing. I was alone with my thoughts.
But then they came...
'What are you trying to prove?'
'You keep failing.'
'Your dreams have come to nothing.'
'Everyone despises you.'
'You have failed those you love.'
'You are ruining your children's lives.'
They burned through me. I could not even cry out, so toxic was this unbelief.