They that summoned me did not understand my essence.
Most did not believe in me at all.
They thought the ritual was amusing, an entertainment for a dark and rainy afternoon. It had been pouring for days and the earthen sidewalks between the ramshackle houses had turned to rivers that widened as the ground eroded.
It was Ella’s idea to call me from my sleep and of course the boys went along with her. As punishment for disturbing me, I left her for last as I slaughtered her friends, savoring her fear and regret as I returned to my slumber.