WILL YOU SURVIVE...? Book 1: Mortey The Killer Carni Clown
Author: J.D. Brown, Hexagames CEO

Chapter 0
The Prologue

July 7th 12:45pm, Strawberry County Carnival, Richfork IA

 

The sun was bright, barely a cloud in the sky. The breeze was dim, but that didn’t stop people from attending. The annual Strawberry County Carnival was in full swing, complete with games, rides, food, and the entire community! What no one knew was that in that mass of happiness housed a nightmare.

 

Brothers JEREMIAH & JACK & JAMES were drinking in the Beer Tent. The more JEREMIAH drank, the louder, and more agitated, he became at the three bikers at the other end of the tent. The bikers, GHOST & ZOMBIE & JOKER, who were minding their own business, couldn’t hear JEREMIAH’s rants due to the crowd of people. The beer servers, JAXSON & CROWMAN, however could and knew trouble was stirring. JACK & JAMES were on the losing end of trying to keep their eldest brother’s mouth shut.

 

Officers JIM & CODY were patrolling the carnival together, keeping the peace and covertly using a watchful eye out for NORMAN: a detainee who broke out of the county jail just a few hours prior.

NORMAN was stalking the carnival grounds and was mixed into the carnival crowd well. He was hunting for JESSICA & SHA-NENE: two teenage girls who falsely accused him and had him sent him to jail. JESSICA & SHA-NENE were laughing and enjoying themselves on the Ferris wheel, completely unaware of NORMAN, or his jailbreak.

Also on the ride was HERBIE & SCARLET, an elderly hometown couple who was also enjoying the town carnival together and happily celebrating their 58th wedding anniversary.

 

RICK & LARRY & PAT, and a swarm of people, were at the gaming area. RICK was in line to be next to play the ‘Test Your Strength’ game, hoping to impress PAT and win her a prize. For the moment, LARRY had PAT close and alone; both boys liked PAT. Them, and the crowd, were being entertained by MORTEY the clown, who was comically teasing and taunting a man trying to play the game.

The crowd watched as MORTEY took the mallet to show the man how “a real man does it” and smashed the mallet directly down on the man’s head, flattening the man’s skull like a watermelon! RICK was splattered with blood as the crowd dispersed in a terror in all directions! MORTEY began to give chase with the bloody mallet!

 

In the middle of rotating riders, a ruckus in the gaming area distracted RICO, the Ferris wheel operator, as well as other patrons. RICO heard another carni-worker yell, “Get outta here!” and RICO joined in the running mob, abandoning all the Ferris wheel riders. HERBIE & SCARLET were stuck on the very tip top.

 

LEON & OLIVIA, the only two fairground paramedics currently on duty, were at their station when an emergency call came over their radios to “report the gaming area immediately!”  The paramedic station, located behind the Beer Tent, was on the opposite side of the fairgrounds and the main carnival. LEON called Officer JIM assist them in the gaming area as OLIVIA began putting gear into the paramedic cart.

 

MOE, a carni-ride operator enjoying his smoke break behind the gaming trailers, heard the commotion. After seeing the flattened headed man’s body flop over, MOE terrifyingly dashed for his boss BEULER, the carnival director. MOE guessed BEULER was in his air conditioned trailer parked near the Beer Tent, doing everything possible to avoid the stress of the carnival and/or any other potential responsibility.

 

PRESTON, the head groundskeeper and lead janitor, who hated his job but hated ‘people’ more, was near the gaming area and was well aware of the situation around him. Turning a blind eye to the chaos, PRESTON went on about his business of picking up the garbage that lazy people can’t throw away properly. Not lifting his eyes from the grass under his feet, PRESTON continued working but a small smile curled around from the side of his mouth as the carnival crowd’s cries of hysteria intensified.

 

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