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

Chapter 6
The Flattening

July 7th 1:15pm, Strawberry County Carnival, Richfork IA

 

The ambulance jerked to a halt at the E.R. entrance where several doctors and nurses were waiting. As the gurney with GHOST on it left the ambulance back doors, GHOST’s body began to seizure and shake violently.  Everyone around the gurney rushed GHOST into the E.R.’s doors, skipping the Triage room.

 

RICO stepped out of his car to talk to the cop, but the distant black fireball topping the trees stopped the conversation. A truck, impatient with the halted exit traffic, ripped out of its lane, and squealed the tires to bypass the scene. 

It was too late for the driver to see RICO or the cop, but RICO saw the truck, and RICO shoved the cop forward as hard as he could! It was a mere second later the front of the truck smashed RICO between the vehicles, sandwiching him between the truck grill and RICO’s open car door.

 

JOKER took off running toward the grassy parking lot, unable to comprehend the looks of JAXSON & CROWMAN. JAMES & JACK could hear sirens approaching and both ran to JAXSON who was still howling in severe pain. CROWMAN was moving, more from muscle spasms and nerve damage, but was still alive.

 

SCARLET stayed on the Wobbly-Ladder game a moment to collect herself and she realized the Ferris wheel was moving. The sun was blazing so hard, it was difficult to see clearly. It was hazy but SCARLET watched a tall man control the ride, checking the seats, one rotation at a time. SCARLET slid down off the ladder game as a wailing woman in paramedic clothing ran past her, screaming like a raving lunatic!

 

NORMAN cycled the Ferris wheel in the opposite direction, just to make sure JESSICA was the only one on the ride. NORMAN made sure that JESSICA was right where he wanted her: alone at the very top, right beside her friend. JESSICA, past panic and near mental insanity, couldn’t make sense of the last five minutes.

She slowly looked right at the sight of her dead friend, still with her eyes open, made her shrink in her seat in nightmarish disgust, but when HERBIE, the old man on top of her dead friend, turned his head at JESSICA and weakly said, “Help me…!”, JESSICA freaked and leapt from her seat, screaming like she had never screamed in her life. JESSICA thought the old man was long dead since the impacted fall!

 

OLIVIA raced away from everything around her: OLIVIA passed a crying teenager who was sitting on his friend’s chest. OLIVIA even passed an old lady who was getting off the Wobbly-Ladder game, obviously needing help. OLIVIA didn’t care if she was a licensed paramedic; she was leaving the fairgrounds and getting away from people as fast as she could! The boy’s voice yelled out to her for help and she didn’t stop.

OLIVIA couldn’t stop, didn’t want to stop, but then she did stop: by tripping on a large black carnival electrical cord that powered two carnival attractions. OLIVIA, tasting blood in her mouth, looked up and saw the entrance to the Fun House. Slowly, OLIVIA stood up, covered her mouth, and fled inside.

 

LEON, with the bloody knife in his possession and still in pain, slid out of sight. LEON was almost killed by the lawnmower and it only stopped when MOE tackled PRESTON. But now was LEON’s time to escape. LEON was still processing why OLIVIA left him to die after he laid there and protected her from MORTEY. Evil thoughts of revenge began to fill his mind. LEON was going to get his answers, one way or another!

 

MORTEY stared down at MOE & PRESTON and raised the mallet. The mallet came down before anyone could respond and MOE’s face mushed like a rotted pumpkin into his skull. Three whacks later, MORETY stopped and stared at PRESTON, again with the mallet ready.

PRESTON screamed, “MORTEY, don’t! I’m your father! I saved you! Wait, your brother NORMAN is here and he killed the director! He was going to fire you, but we protec—,” but PRESTON couldn’t say anymore because MORTEY whacked him to death. 

 

R.I.P. Ride Operator RICO

R.I.P. Ride Operator MOE

R.I.P. Janitor PRESTON

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