Dead End

 

                                                                    

When I was a kid I use to love sitting in the back of mommy’s and daddy’s car and think of infinite possibilities of why things are the way they are.

On this one particular day we rode past this sign.

 

A sign that said Dead End.

As a kid, that sign spooked me,

I assumed it meant that anyone that went down that road would end up dead.

 

No matter what my parents told me I knew without a doubt that evil lurked behind that sign.

Every time we drove past  that sign I would get this numbing, tingling sensation at the nape of my neck, and my ear would start buzzing, and the buzzing will get louder and louder until I worked up the courage to meet Dead End’s stare.

 

See to me, Dead End is Alive, Real, and also Evil.

 

If there's one thing you should know, it's that

Dead End got it’s kicks off by killing anything that dared venture on to it’s land.

 

One day while me and Dead End were playing our usual game of peek a boo, It whispered to me that one day it’ll have me in it’s clutches,

that one day I will cross it’s barrier and I wouldn't get away.

 

Now usually I would have just stared back at Dead End and pray to GOD that today was not that day, while I watch Dead End disappear into the distance,

but sadly that day was not any usual day…

Yes, I met Dead End's stare and I prayed,

 I prayed so hard that I didn't  notice that we didn't drive past the sign…

like we should have.

like we’re supposed to do.

It wasn't until we drove into Dead End’s land that all prayers stopped.

I was paralyzed with fear.

I was in Dead End’s territory and I knew something bad was going to happen.

but nothing did happen….

We drove into Dead End's land and nothing happened,

when we made a u-turn to leave, 

Nothing Happened!

Dead End did not appear as some insidious beast blocking our retreat.

The car didn't splutter to to a stop for some inexplicable reason and no unseen forces grabbed at us through the window.

 

Nothing Happened…

 

We were safe

And I was slightly disappointed.

Now don't get me wrong, I was relieved to not have to watch my family dismembered one by one in front of my eyes knowing I was next, but when you have these ideas and expectations built up in your head and nothing happens, not even

 a fizzle

it’s off putting.

 

Much Love

Yours Truly

The Book Obsessed Loser