Don't look now..
by Harbinger of Death
“This is a beautiful hotel,” Shoshana commented. “I’m glad we
“Yeah, this is probably our best bet for preventing our own
murders,” said Lil. “I haven’t been killed by the Harbinger
before, but I’m a little apprehensive about it.”
“You realize we’re just wasting our time,” said Shiva. “He’ll
find us anyway.”
“Then why did you come?” Shoshana asked.
“I hear the restaurant here has a great Lobster Bisque.”
“Well, bisque notwithstanding, we need to check in. I say we get a
nice big suite. It’s only for a few days until Halloween is over and
the danger has passed.” Aeaea rang the bell at the front desk to
summon the clerk.
“This place is deserted,” said Lil. “It gives me the creeps.”
“It’s the off-season,” Aeaea explained, and rang the bell harder.
“Helloooo? Anyone home?”
Suddenly they heard a raspy voice say “Heeeeeere’s Johnny!” A
figure dressed in dark clothing and wearing a Jack Nicholson mask jumped
out in front of them, swinging an axe maniacally. Before they could do
anything, the Debs were hacked in their stomachs and left bleeding on
the floor. “Hee hee,” said the axe man, and hopped off to hatch
The weather was really awful. The rain was coming down in sheets, and
the wind could knock you off your feet if you weren’t careful.
KhanMan, Beck, Helle, Lupus and Flipper were running for the nearest
house they could spot through the torrential downpour.
“Hurry!” said KhanMan. “This way!” He led them to an old
farmhouse and they somehow found the cellar doors, running down the
steps to shelter.
“This is horrible!” Beck said. “I’ve never seen a storm like
this in my life!”
“That’s the last time I go on a hayride,” said Flipper, wringing
the water from her hair. “Imagine, running out of gas in the middle of
nowhere and getting stuck in this awful weather.”
“You’re telling me,” said Helle. “Besides, the hay is murder on
my allergies. My sinuses are killing me.”
“Are you sure we’ll be safe down here?” asked Lupus, glancing at
the cellar door, which had begun rattling loudly.
“I’ll lock it,” said KhanMan, and reached for the bar. But the
wind whipped the door open and he was sucked outside. “AAAAAAAAH!”
he cried, hanging on for dear life.
The other Debs ran over and grabbed him, forming a chain, tugging with
all their strength to try and retrieve him. However, they were no match
for the forces of nature, and they only saw the dim outline of a
monstrous twister before all five of them were dragged into the heart of
it and ripped to shreds inside the funnel.
Elsewhere, a group of Debs was entirely unaware that the same storm was
headed their way.
“Do you think this walkway will really make students come to class
more often?” asked Lyric.
“Maybe not, but at least they won’t have the excuse that it was too
muddy,” said Bluetopaz.
“Get outta here, ya little runts!” Jackie shouted, shaking her fist
at the bushes, which were shaking as though someone had just run through
“What was that all about?” Eeyoraus wondered.
“It’s those damned midgets again,” said Antares. “They keep
coming around and trying to sing to us.”
“You’ve got to be kidding,” Lyric said. “Sing to you?”
“Yeah, and it’s damned annoying,” Jackie said, laying down another
brick in the walkway.
“You’re always trying to boss us!” came a voice from the bushes.
It sounded like someone had been breathing helium. “You won’t get
away with it forever, you know.”
“Aw, bugger off!” The amazons shook their fists at the unseen little
people. Then they all noticed a change in the air.
“Seems like the wind is picking up,” said Eeyoraus. “I wonder if a
storm is coming.”
“Holy moley, look at that!!” Antares pointed to a huge twister that
was headed their way with tremendous speed. They could hear it roaring
as it demolished everything it touched.
“Uh….Bt? Can I still hide behind you?” Lyric inched behind the
chancellor. The twister was spewing debris everywhere, and out shot a
very, very, very large object.
“Hon, ain’t nothin’ gonna stop that thing,” said Bluetopaz, her
eyes wide as a shadow fell on them. THUNK!!! It landed directly on top
of the hapless Debs. And the whirlwind roared on, gone as quickly as it
One by one, all the tiny people in the bushes came out to see what had
befallen their foes. All they saw were five pairs of feet sticking out
from under a house.
October 26 2000