Thursday, July 14, 2011

A smile

As Alicia headed down the dark highway, she begged the car not to stop.

"O come on! Don't stop! Come on baby, just make it to the next gas station, please!"

The Dodge Neon chugged along for a few more then came to a stop.

Alicia knew she couldn't stay in the car and wait for another person to come by. She hadn't seen anyone going in either direction in the last hour she had been on this road.


She grabbed the steering wheel lock in one hand and closed the car door with the other. She held it like a sword for about 20 feet or so, before relaxing her grip.

"Thank God you came along. I thought I was going to have to walk for miles and miles."

"Oh dear, no. The station is just 4 more miles up the road. But it is quite dangerous for a young girl such as yourself to be out here at night. Strange things happen out here." Martha said with a smile.

"Strange? what do you mean by that? What kind of strange things?"

"Oh nothing to worry about, dear. I'm sure they are all just silly wives' tales."

The old ladys' smile started to bother Alicia. It started to bother her a lot.

"Well, it looks like that station is right where you said it would be. I'll just call AAA and get the car towed back here. Thanks a lot for your help."

Still smiling, Martha replied, "Oh it's noooo problem. But I don't think you'll be calling anybody anymore."

The car sped up and soon the gas station was getting smaller and smaller.

"What the hell are doing? Let me out now!"

"Don't think so dear."

"Oh you're going to let me out."

Alicia grabbed the steering wheel lock with one hand at each end and drove it into Martha's temple. Dark colored sludge began pouring out of the old woman's skull.

Alicia screamed and raised the bar once more then stopped.

Martha had not stopped smiling. She turned to face Alicia. Her eyes were yellow, she had no nose, her lips were gone. That smile, that smile, that smile....

"We going for a ride, dear. You just sit back and relax...."

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