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

Chapter 4
The Descent

July 7th 1:05pm, Strawberry County Carnival, Richfork IA


EMT’s were careful not to move GHOST, who was thrown from his bike. However, the amount of instant car traffic coming from the carnival was unprecedented! Police tried to direct the cars away from the accident. Already in his car, upset, scared, and paranoid, RICO was in the traffic heading toward the intersection. From what the cops could see, most of the cars leaving the carnival weren’t slowing down!


JAXSON & CROWMAN, too stoned to acknowledge anything around them, didn’t hear the crowd, the gunshots, or the chaos. They also didn’t hear the CO2 tank leaking. CROWMAN did smell the gas but was too baked to piece it all together in his head. However, JAXSON & CROWMAN did hear (and see) the Beer Tent explode when JAXSON was helping CROWMAN relight his joint.

JAMES & JACK & JOKER, about to battle it out, felt the effect of the explosion as they were all thrown off balance from the explosion’s shockwave! Landing in the grass, the three looked at the flaming Beer Tent, got up, and ran toward it.


HERBIE explained to SCARLET that she needed medical help immediately and convinced her on how to get off the ride. SCARLET, slightly younger and stronger than HERBIE, listened to her husband’s plan, “Leap from the ride and land on that large air-device Balance-Ladder game next to the Ferris wheel.”

SCARLET muscled up the courage and agreed. After a tearful kiss, HERBIE helped SCARLET balance, and she leapt from the top of the Ferris wheel! HERBIE lost his balance and the seat rocked, causing the old man to fall against the back of the seat, where he toppled over! HERBIE fell and hit several ride connection bars on the way down the structure, flipping him toward the right.

JESSICA started screaming when she saw SCARLET fall but when SHA-NENE started screaming, it was next-to-too-late as HERBIE fell directly onto their seat, landing on SHA-NENE. HERBIE’s legs hit JESSICA but his body landed directly on the top of SHA-NENE’s head and back of her neck. SHA-NENE’s face and throat smashed over the edge of the seat’s gate bar, shattering her jaw, neck, and collar bone, killing her instantly. JESSICA was screaming in horror as NORMAN watched SCARLET fall and HERBIE tumble.

Lastly NORMAN saw where JESSICA & SHA-NENE were! He ran toward the Ferris wheel with mixed feeling of hurry and fury.


RICK’s heart was torn as he loved that girl for everything she was and if LARRY hadn’t pushed her into MORTEY to get away himself, she wouldn’t be dead. As RICK ran enraged, he grew angrier with each step and then became furious when he saw LARRY ahead, catching his breath. Every thought in RICK’s mind was to get his hands on LARRY because everything was his fault!

LARRY was bent over, down on one knee. RICK ran hard and leaped into the air, landing on LARRY! RICK grabbed and latched onto LARRY with all his might, quickly finding the best way to grab LARRY: by the throat with his bare hands.


MOE, catching his breath, was now close enough to watch PRESTON climb back onto the double-bladed lawnmower, start it up, and viscously slam it into a gear! PRESTON began driving it, aiming it at LEON & OLIVIA, who were still lying in the middle of the paved path! MOE ran faster, catching a second wind.


PRESTON arrived to where LEON & OLIVIA were laying in the pavement path, but it was the clown that caught his attention. PRESTON recognized who LEON & OLIVIA were but drove to the lying face-up clown.

LEON, guarding OLIVIA, silently watched PRESTON stop the mower near MORTEY’s feet, close to where the dead girl laid. LEON actually realized that PRESTON’s eye were wetting as he knelt beside the clown. MORTEY’s left shoulder was bloody and he had a blood puddle underneath him. PRESTON leaned down and put his head against MORTEY’s chest and immediately shot up, looking at LEON & OLIVIA.

PRESTON shouted hysterically, “He’s Alive! MORTEY is still alive! You’re paramedics! Why Aren’t You Saving My Son!?” LEON, too shocked to respond, couldn’t find words to answer the distraught janitor.


R.I.P. Teenage Girl SHA-NENE

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