Her dream was the same every night.
As she neared her car, she looked over her shoulder.
Her heart pounded in her chest as her hands began to shake.
She reminded herself that tonight was All Hallows' Eve, when the veil thinned betwixt this realm and the one beyond.
Mikaela took a deep breath.
Drifting in painful darkness, she almost lost herself, but resiliently, with love and care, she made her way back to shore.
She gardened sage, mugwort, and lavender to craft homemade products such as body butters, soaps and skin lotions.
The more she finessed her Halloween tale, the darker her nightmares grew As days passed, exhaustion, anxiety, and stress took a toll on her.