89. Monsters Like Room 237
Stupid naïve human.
The hotel receptionist told you there was only one vacancy, room 237, but they haven’t rented it to patrons since that gruesome little episode a few years back. They finally got all the stains out of the carpets.
You insisted that you needed the room.
I’ve been waiting in shadows and darkness all this time, just for you.
Go ahead. Unpack your bags. Take a shower. Even brush your teeth.
But don’t bother setting the alarm clock.
Once you turn out the lights, you won’t be doing much sleeping.
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.