Bogleech.com's 2016 Horror Write-off:
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
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.
But...it 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.