Zoinks! by Dale Culp

A WebFiction Published Thrice Weekly

The enthralling, true tale of a trans girl just trying to get by and make the most of her life.

Also, she hunts ghosts and occasionally solves mysteries.

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Chapter 3 - Act 5 - "PUSH THE BUTTON!"

I feel the temperature in the room drop, and for a moment, I'm surprised at how much it reminds me of my apartment. I wonder how my dog is doing. I sure wish I were there, with him now. Suddenly, the room fills with wind and a deep rumbling sound comes from below the floor. A bright light shines up from between the floor boards as they shake loose and pop up and down.

"FIND THE KEY!" a loud voice demands. I can't detect a source, it just seems to come from everywhere. "FIND THE KEY!"

The floor breaks open and a giant, pale-white skull wrapped with strips of grotesque, ghostly flesh rises into the room. "FIND THE KEY!" it demands, as the flesh rips from its face and reaches out at me.

"SCREW THIS!" I shout, throwing the camera down and running.

Before I can make it to the door, I trip on one of the floor boards and crash hard into the ground, landing on my purse. I hear something crunch and think, "Oh, shit! I think I just broke my hip!" but I'm too scared to feel anything, I just jump to my feet and run out the door.

Down the hallway and into the main room, I see Howard. I start screaming, "PUSH IT! PUSH THE BUTTON!"

"Huh? What?" he asks.

"The EMP! Push the button!"

"B-but it's never been tested!"

"PUSH IT!"

"It could kill us all!"

"WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE ANYWAY!"

My heart is pounding, I'm breathing so hard I think I might puke. The ghost is coming closer, and closer. Finally, Howard pulls out the EMP generator and pushes the button.

Notes:

  • Whoops... Forgot to post this last night. Drove to my parents' place to spend Christmas with them and lost track of obligations. Merry Christmas, everyone!