A/N: I attempted to put a beginning and end on this one that is similar to what they do in the show. Let me know if it worked or not!
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Theme: Scary Movies
Something weird was going on in Eerie today, which meant that everything was normal by the rest of the world's standards. No aliens landing, no cults to be investigated, no freak tornadoes needing a sacrifice, even the dogs were behaving like regular dogs. After a few hours searching for some sign of mega voodoo weirdness, Simon and I decided that it would be best to use the day studying up for the attack that was surely to come.
The stack of movies near the couch was less impressive in both size and quality than it had been several hours ago; while the pile of disregarded films grew ever larger and more chaotic. It also grew more resented, but neither of the boys were willing to admit just how much resent they felt.
Sitting across from the blue-white screen if yet another unimpressive monster movie ending; Marshall and Simon began to wonder if the people who made these movies knew anything about the powers of weirdness at all.
"I'm beginning to think that these are all duds, Marshall," Simon lifted another movie off the dwindling stack, read the back of it and promptly tossed it into the "used" pile without even offering it up for viewing. "I don't think we need to know how to destroy giant, radio-active ants."
"I think you're right Simon, none of these have been very informative. The things we've faced, they've gotten wrong. It makes you wonder if they ever get anything right in the movies," Marshall sighed.
Each boy sat for a moment, lost in their own thoughts about the silence Eerie was offering them for the day. It was ominous, like the town was waiting for them to show a sign of weakness, to be unprepared.
Off in the distance something rumbled. Simon pictured antenna the size of trees reaching out to knock over buildings. Marshall could see an ant mound growing up from the earth to swallow half the interstate.
"You know, we might as well give that one a chance. I mean, we watched all the others, right?" Marshall tried to sound nonchalant.
"Yeah, I mean, it can't be any worse than the one about the tomatoes. Like that's ever going to happen," Simon gave a nervous chuckle.
Simon and I decided to err on the side of caution when it came to studying up on the things that go bump in the night. It was best not to tempt the powers of weirdness; it had the habit of sending whatever you weren't prepared for at you.