Sanitary Diner 2

This short came in second place in a contest held on 09/01/2012 by Indies Unlimited click here to see all entries

Sanitary Diner 2

By: J. A. Cunningham

   Marcus was about two hundred miles from home. The snow storm was just getting started, lightly dusting the earth’s canvas with a sheet of white satin. The highways were starting to become slick so Marcus decided to stop at the next exit. When he came upon the Sanitary Diner, Marcus figured it would be as good a place as any. As he pulled into the parking lot, he noticed the place looked abandoned. The only vehicle around was a run down Chevy pickup. As curiosity grew within him, Marcus decided to get out and take a look around.

All the windows and doors were boarded up on the building complex that sat behind the diner. Still filled with curiosity, Marcus continued looking around, checking out the pickup next. It was a 67 Chevy step-side. The last time it was tagged was 1970. It looked as if it had been sitting since then as well. That year, 1970, meant something but Marcus couldn’t place it. After he was done looking at the pickup, Marcus decided to check out the inside of the diner. The hinges creaked of rust as he pulled the door open. Marcus stepped inside. The air smelled of mold and dust with the hint of decay. He had only taken a couple steps when the door slammed shut behind him.

Marcus spun around as a demonic figure slashed his throat. As Marcus dropped to his knees, he remembered why 1970 stood out. Now it was too late.

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