Humpday Promotions: The Lot on Route 6: Page 16

Kill for me. A terrifying request, but Gavin will take this request and do his best to complete it. He will suffer. He will reach the edge of his sanity. He will live in pain. But he will do all he can do to protect the people and the town he loves.





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He answered her question a second later when he emerged from the darkness of the tiny house. He had tossed the gun away and was now coming at her with an axe. He held it above his head, eyes bulging like a madman, marching towards her on shaky fatigued legs.

“Please. Please. Don’t do this.” She begged, still fighting the tree. But Gavin didn’t stop. He walked right up to her and paused, axe held high in the killing positon. Something in her eyes stopped his hand. It was a glimmer of hope, of life, of a future, all of the things he once had and would never have again.

The collective thoughts of the trees crawled into his brain – “kill her now, we are hungry” – they said.

“I have to. I’m sorry,” Gavin replied. When he opened his mouth a foul stench filled the air and Rusty could see that some of his teeth were missing, others were as black as night, about ready to fall out.

“Why? Why must you do this?” She asked, hoping to stall long enough to figure out an escape plan.

“I have to feed the trees,” he replied and looked out on The Lot.

She turned towards the trees and noticed that all of them seemed to be waiting for something. She turned back to Gavin. “You don’t have to do this.”

He readied the axe, gripped the handle tight. “I do and believe me I am very sorry. I truly am.”

Rusty closed her eyes, she was out of options and out of ideas. She had a mad man holding an axe in front of her and a tree branch holding her in place, all she could do was wait and hope that death would come quick.


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