For :iconInkGink:’s October contest in :iconSpec-Evo-Club:. Theme: MACABRE
Imagine yourself in Europe on Great Lakes Earth. It is the winter solstice, the longest night of the year, but the streets are alive with artificial lighting on trees. The smell of sweets hangs in the cold air. Bells break the silent night. Groups of people gather from door to door. This sounds like a Great Lakes Earth Christmas, right?
The sweets come in the shape of monsters and ghosts, not canes or plums. The bells are iron, not silver. The groups gathering from door to door aren’t carolers, but trick-or-treaters. To the shock and disappointment of many modern Westerners back home, Christmas never existed on Great Lakes Earth. That is because of a Germanic belief that the longer the night, the thinner the veil between the mortal and spirit realms. And on the