Hide and Seek
So, mostly, I played alone. Once, I played hide and seek with a few other kids. I had been in my spot for what felt like a very long time, but no problem. My thoughts wandered. It got colder, though, so I peeked out. Not only were there no kids around—it was dark. I had hid, and they had left. I didn’t know if they even looked for me.
When I came out, I met one of the neighbors, who was taking a sack out to the trash. He asked if I’d seen the bats. I thought he was trying to trick me.
He took something out of his sack, and tossed it in the air. From the dark sky, several bats appeared, diving after the trash as it fell. They melted back into the darkness, hiding from sight. He did it again, and my parents came out to look for me. They saw the bats, too. We applauded. The neighbor went his own way, melting back into the darkness.