Tunnel Trouble (StoryADay Post)

English: Bruce Tunnel on the Kennet and Avon C...
English: Bruce Tunnel on the Kennet and Avon Canal, Wiltshire, England (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“This is a bad idea,” said Jaime as she and Anna approached the infamous Scarlet Tunnel. The tunnel was huge and it ran underneath a part of the neighborhood that was long since abandoned. No one who went into the tunnel came out of it. “I’m not going into that tunnel.”

“Oh yes we are,” said Anna. “Gabriel bet us $50 that we can run through the tunnel and come out on the other side. I’m not going to lose that kind of money, so we’re going.”

“And if anyone sees us,” Jaime began, but Anna grabbed her hand and they ran into the tunnel.

The tunnel was long, dark, and windy; Jaime wondered how they were going to get to the other side. The tunnel’s walls were filled with the names of those who ran into the tunnel and didn’t come out. Jaime estimated that there were 200 people who disappeared when they ran into the tunnel.

“Anna,” she said in fear as she realized that something was up. “We need to get out of here right now.” But all she could hear was screams. Anna’s screams. Whatever it was that lurked in the tunnel had caught Anna and was now coming for her.

“I won’t let you take me alive!” Jaime shouted as she ran back the same way she came into the tunnel. But little did she know that she didn’t know where where she was going. She knew one thing, and that was to get out of that tunnel. There was nothing else for it.

She followed a strange path, hoping that it would take her back to civilization. There, she would tell Gabriel where he could place his bets. He had no right to bribe the girls into running through the tunnel at all.

But Jaime never found her way back to the entrance; she found herself at an abandoned amusement park that was at the edge of town. That was what happened to Anna and those other people; they were captured by some unseen monster and brought here. Jaime was now the tunnel’s newest victim.