It was my first night in a strange room.
I lay awake for ages.
We had just moved to this small town.
Suddenly, just as I was falling asleep I heard a scream and a howl.
I thought I was hearing things.
The next day, we found out that a man went missing while hunting.
That night, as the search party went out, I sat down to have my supper in the diner.
After about an hour, the deafening screams echoed through the cold night.
We froze wondering what was happening.
Then about 20 people came, all of them laughing.
It had all been a joke. ‘We always play jokes on new people’, said the mayor.