The Cave – Cindy Dixon
1350 word Horror Story
Samantha seeks closure after the death of an abusive family member. A series of bizarre events take her down an unexpected path.
Sam replayed the funeral in her mind: The tear streaked faces of forgotten family members. The putrid stench of dead flowers. The corpse of her Uncle Rick lying in a coffin; the bullet wound to his head skillfully hidden. She had come for closure but left with only a headache. A ping brought her mind back to reality, driving a road as familiar as her own hand. Night had already fallen. Sam glanced down at the gauge. Her tank was almost empty. Not enough to make it home. How many gas stations had she passed before reaching this deserted stretch? Sam would have to stop at the seedy corner store outside of town.