The Ultimate Halloween Adventure

Halloween Half-Pagers: Bad Commute

Halloween Half-Pagers Bad Commute

My friends always told me that using the subway was the best way to get to work. However, being of independent spirit I didn’t mind leaving home extra early to drive to work. I always wanted that freedom to go where I wanted every day and I wasn’t going to change. When I first heard about what happened in the city from the radio, like everyone else I couldn’t believe it. Creatures were appearing all over downtown, coming out of black portals that formed out of thin air. I snickered as I tried to continue working, thinking it was all a joke, until I saw my other co-workers leaving their desks, some even running. Then I decided to get out too. This delay has lead to my present dilemma, being stuck in a massive traffic jam on the freeway, I was such a fool! Of course everyone was trying the freeway to get out of town, to speed away from the nightmare behind us. Now here we were, stuck bumper to bumper in traffic so close together that you couldn’t even open the car door. Sitting there trembling, unable to escape, I watched them come. Some were animal-like and furry, others were made up of decayed flesh, and leading them on were things that were indescribable. Like a nightmare wave, the monsters went through us, tearing people out of cars like canned food. Stuck waiting for my end, all I could think of was why didn’t I take the subway…

….John Kohlbrenner……