's 2016 Horror Write-off:


Submitted by Gray

I'm going to try walking this time.

The road never seems to get shorter no matter how fast or how far I run.

I don't know how long I've been out here.

But the road is always empty

and it always seems to be night.


I have no idea where I am.

I just know I need to get home.

Yesterday it was warm; but tonight

its snowing.

so I really need to get home tonight,

my clothes are not going to do anything to keep me warm.

I've been walking for awhile and

I can see the stop sign up ahead

Finally! the end of the street.

Maybe I can reach it this time.

I find that I'm starting to walk faster now

I'm excited I guess.

I haven't seen the sign in days!

I just need to get there before....


I can't remember. shouldn't matter

not if I get there soon.

The street lights that spill dim orange on the cracked black pavement

under my sneakers blur as I go from walking to jogging.

Anticipation building up in my chest

I'm getting closer and closer to the end

I laugh in joy as I pass a red car resting by the curb

two or three feet from the cursed thing I broke into a run

catching it in a quick hug before bolting into the open street.

Home free at last !

Until I saw the light speeding toward me with a loud screeching sound.





.......... I'm going to try walking this time.

maybe this time it'll work.