Fiction: Inevitable May 14, 2014Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Fiction, Horror.
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Ed Note: This story contains some strong language as well as horror imagery.
unable to be avoided, evaded, or escaped; certain; necessary: an inevitable conclusion.
sure to occur, happen, or come; unalterable: The inevitable end of human life is death.
that which is unavoidable.
That night, I saw Stu approaching the train crossing. His old Buick had acted like it was going to stall. “Train Kept a Rollin'” was blaring from the radio. I smiled at the irony as Stu angrily smacked it off.
“Come on you hunk of junk!” he yelled.
He belched the belch of too many beers, and I could see that he was nudging the gas as he braked to keep the engine running. The crossing gates were going down.
Perfect, I thought. Right on time.
“Shit,” he muttered to himself.
This was my chance. He obviously didn’t want to wait for a train.
“You can make it…”
As soon as the words came out of his mouth, Stu looked around the car, uncertain if he’d said them or not.
I had nudged him.
He looked past the tree line, but all he could see was the sweep of the engine’s light, coming down the track.
Stu just about jumped out of his skin. I could tell by the expression on his face that if he hadn’t felt his own mouth forming the word, he’d have sworn someone had yelled it into his ear.