311. Monsters Like Abandoned Carnivals

At one time, they were fun and amusing to the living. Little kids would wait in long lines in the blazing sun for a seat on the spinning cups. Or a trip through the funhouse.

Then these children grew up and didn’t find the park fun anymore.

And you know that when humans move out, it’s like putting a welcome sign out for ghosts and goblins. Come and see us now if you dare. You’re really going to like what we’ve done with the place.

You may never leave again.


Jim MacKenzie is an amateur futurist on his way to guru-hood. He studied journalism and works in television. Jim writes for several blogs, including The Incredible Vanishing Paperweight and the satirical horror site StuffMonsterslike.com. Jim and his SML co-blogger, Sarah Giavedoni, have started a holiday, ticked off celebrities and tried to purchase the lunar surface. In his spare time, Jim likes listening to rock music, reading, giving away free books at his nonprofit "The POP Project" and trying to catch the real Thomas Wolfe Home arsonist.

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