The Ladies of Horror
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The flight began like any other flight, running to get to your gate, the endless line of passengers checking in, even the obligatory crying infant. Patty was painfully aware of how her day was going to go when she heard the infant. She decided that a Xanax coupled with a few vodka sodas would soon have her drifting off to sleep.
She opened her foggy vodka soaked eyes and tried to focus. She could barely move her head; a small sticky spot of blood was above her eye. She touched it and winced. Stretching, yawning and trying to come back to life she heard a slippery sound that snapped her back to consciousness. She looked around and was confused by her surroundings.
The plane was in ruin, she had been ejected out of the smoldering fuelselage. The slippery, sickening sound came to her again. She frantically pulled at her seat belt. She tried to stand. Her legs felt like rubber, she was staggering about when a man grabbed her. Taken aback she let out a yelp.
“Calm, down. We crashed.”
“Yeah, no shit!” Slippery sound. She spun around to try and see what had made the grotesque noise.
“We’ve been hearing that for about an hour but we can’t seem to pinpoint where it is coming from.” Slippery sound.
Patty nervously looked passed the plane trying to focus, “I know that sound” as she touched the wound on her head. “We are in serious danger.” She walked around the front of the demolished aircraft. “Look,” as she pointed to the sky.
The few wounded survivors looked in horror as the tentacles began to become clear through the mist and the sunset. “The elders are angry, I don’t know why.” She glanced at the others, “There is no place to run, no place to hide. We are all doomed.”
Fiction © Copyright Kathleen McCluskey
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