She sat at the top of the stairs, waiting for her parents to stop arguing. Their voices had become a sound, rather than words and she didn’t care what they were saying anymore. With her rain boots and coat already on, she headed down the stairs, and straight out the front door. She slammed it behind her, with a sigh of relief that she was finally outside the walls of her worst heartache.
She looked up from her boots, still standing on the front doorstep. A walk was better than anything that was on the other side of that door. She started down the walkway to the sidewalk, overgrown with dandelions and weeds, and turned to the left. This way was towards downtown, about 20 minutes with walking and it looked like the rain might let up soon.
As she passed neighbors, kids on skateboards, and even the people driving by, she noticed something strange about them all and it gave her shivers up and down her spine.
It was raining hard, with no sign of blue sky insight as far as she could see. The farther she walked, the harder the rain poured; but the regret of leaving her house stayed far away from her thoughts; until the woman who managed the local grocery store pulled up beside her in her truck asking if she wanted a ride home, to keep from getting sick. She locked eyes with the woman before answering her question, thankful she did; “Holy shit…this entire town is possessed.”