TO THE NETHERWORLD (KIDS ENTER FOR FREE) said the sign.
“This must’ve been what Marion was talking about…” said Charlie to nobody. “He told me to hide.” He pushed the crypt door open and took a step inside. A spiralling staircase lit by candles. A whiff of smoke. And… was that a scream?
He began his descent. Round and round. Deeper he went, the smells of rot and decay filling his nostrils.
Charlie thought he must be nearing the bottom when a voice called out from above. A voice that sounded like crunching gravel.
“I’m coming for youuuuuu, Charliiieeee!”
This is part nineteen of a larger story for Halloween. All sections are in the form of a 99-word story. Check back tomorrow for part twenty!