posted on Sep, 21 2009 @ 01:17 PM
Catalina was an ordinary girl who lived in an old down trodden county farm house down in a place called Castle Valley. She lived with her three older
brother's and mother and father.
Life however, was hard and strict, with barely much money to raise and feed a family of six. Although they had farmed and raised few cattle some
sheep, pigs and hen's it still wasn't enough. Not only this the crops were also failing from the drought of the last season's summer. Life was not
working to their advantage, poverty was taking over.
Catalina's father packed his bag and left the old country town, in search of new work that only a middle aged farmer could possible find. Perhaps
some labour work, maybe a timber place or just some working factory will do, anything to survive the harsh life of poverty.
It was early spring, Catalina's most favourite time, she sprang to life and smiled with joy, when all around her was fresh with coloured spring
flowers and birds that sang sweetly high in the trees.
She walked through the winding path past the green and yellow flowered fields, that steeped high above the hill top until she entered the lake nearby.
Listening to the croaking sounds of frogs, sounding from around the lake. The droning sound echoed and calmed her aching soul.
Suddenly she heard a frog nearby sounding different from the others, she then heard a voice which spoke, "I am a frog and I can ease your mind."
Catalina stopped and stared in bewilderment. The frog continued -"Come here each day. and I will heal your mind."
Catalina quickly grasped the stalk of a branch near by and threw it at the frog, and said, "Go away you evil spirit, go or I will find a way to
banish you!" With that she tried to flee from the lake, but a sudden flash leapt from her face, it was the eyes of the frog. There was a high
pitched scream that shook the stillness of the lake. Catalina tried to make her escape, as she turned she froze in terror to see the glowing red eyes
glaring straight at her. A laugh roared loud that was filled with evil.
The following morning the usual hustle and bustle chained through the country farm house, only this time something was different. Catalina's father
complained to her mother, "Where is she?" "Its' breakfast time". Footsteps were heard climbing up the old spiraling stairs- her mother cursed
and yelled- "Catalina, where are you?" "Darn you girl, you lazy sod, get up and do some work!"
As her mother opened the bedroom door she viewed an empty room. Astounded and puzzled she paused for a moment. An eerie breeze brushed through the
open window, gently swaying the light cotton curtain. A strange croaking noise pierced the room, as her mother turned towards the noise she glanced
upon the red glowing eyes of a large frog inside the room.
No matter how she tried to break her gaze she could not fight the power of the evil frogs eyes. Time later on she walked through the fields in a
trance and entered the clearing of the lake. The lake was shinning under the moonlight, and a strong pungent smell of death filtered the late night
air. A pool of frogs sang in chorus until the early light of dawn.
...Till this day, down by the old countryside house, the folks still tell of this tale of the missing mother and daughter that were found down at the
bottom of the hilltop in the lake.
[edit on 21-9-2009 by catalyst2466]