- You’re a single woman on a business trip. At the end of a long day of meetings, you go to the hotel bar to unwind and order a cocktail. There’s a handsome stranger sitting nearby who buys you your next drink. The next thing you know, you wake up back in your hotel room, naked in an ice-filled bathtub. In horror, you touch your back, fearful that your kidneys had been removed while you were unconscious. Luckily they weren’t, but while you were sleeping your state representative signed a bill that drastically reduced women’s reproductive rights.
- You’re a teenage babysitter taking care of the kids down the street. After they have been tucked into bed, you receive a call on the main house line asking if you’ve checked on the children. In a panic, you peek into their bedrooms but they are peacefully asleep. You brush it off as a prank and go back to the movie you’re watching on cable. The phone rings again and it is the same voice with the same creepy message. You call the police to see if the call came from inside the house. The police trace the call and discover that it actually originated from the children’s school where there is an outbreak of enterovirus D-68.
- You are driving down a dark, deserted road when you see a young girl standing at the curb, attempting to hitchhike. She is wearing a party dress. You stop to pick her up. She says that she is on her way to a dance and thanks you for the ride. Then she take over control of the stereo and forces you to listen to her homemade dubstep remixes. You see a cemetery up the road and ask her if that’s her stop. “Nope,” she says. “We’ve still got another 30 miles to go. Let me play you my demo.”
Drinkers with Writing Problems
Literature by the Lit Up