Standing over the puddle, looking down at the muddy footsteps moving through the store, aisle to aisle, Max isn’t sure he understands how they got here. For most of the night, he’d spent his shift facing the shelves and watching for customers. There’s been no one here. The last person that he saw was Tasha and her mother coming through the store. Since then, it had been him, Tuff, and Bill every now and then. Chaz is the night’s grocery manager, spending most of his time in the back office looking at porn like he always does. Continue reading “The Secret of Jebediah Vanderhook Part 07”
Jeb Vanderhook hacks the rope holding the enormous sack over the high branch of the tree and Keith could have swore that it is the sound of a body hitting the ground that echoes through the woods. From a distance, he watches, eyes fixed on the position with morbid fascination, wondering what’s inside the tarp sack that’s been hanging from Crazy Jeb’s tree for days now. When he watched Crazy Jeb drive into town, he snuck out his window, abandoning his telescope and venturing out into the fresh sea of snow to see what was in the sack.