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BREAKOUT!

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Horror  |  House: The Imaginarium


"Did you check everywhere? And I mean, 'everywhere'."

Submitted: September 06, 2018

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It was 18:45 and psychiatric nurse, Connie Morris had just finished her late shift at Oakhill Secure Hospital. It was a wild October evening the wind and the rain showed no sign of easing. Connie ran to her car and once inside she just threw her handbag and umbrella on to the passenger seat.

The rain was coming down like stair rods, and bouncing off the hood of her car. She turned on the windscreen wipers but they were only making a token effort of removing the rain. With her headlights on full beam, she made her way towards the security gate.

Dougie Kemp came out of his hut, his peak cap pulled down across his face trying to shield the pelting rain away from his eyes. Connie wind down her driver window and showed Dougie her pass. He glanced at her ID and then as a matter of protocol was meant to inspect any vehicle leaving the hospital to check that no inmate was riding inside trying to escape.

However, tonight was a filthy night to be out, he wasn’t going to spend too much time outside getting soaked. He raised the red and white barrier and waved Connie through.

The drive home for Connie was normally quite pleasant, travelling through the forest. Sometimes in the summer she would stop and listen to the birds singing in the trees. But not tonight, tonight she just wanted home.

The wind had intensified somewhat and the lower branches of the trees seemed to be banging on the roof of her car. The noise was somewhat disconcerting and so Connie turned on her car radio.

“We interrupt our programme to bring you news that Oakhill Hospital has confirmed that this evening one of its inmates, a Miss Gina Barrett, had absconded. Gina is five foot two inches with dark hair. If seen please report her last whereabouts to the nearest police station. We can also report that there was a fatality during the breakout sometime between 18:30 and 18:45.

In other news…”

Connie hit her breaks, she stared straight ahead into the pouring rain. The branches were still thumping on the roof of her car.

Maybe she should go back? The time of the breakout was the time she finished her shift. She could turn around at the next junction and head back to the hospital. So, Connie continued driving through the forest with the thumping getting louder.

Soon she was away from the forest and travelling on an open road back to the hospital. However, the thumping on the roof continued. ‘What is up there?’ she thought to herself. It was far too loud to be the rain, so Connie drove into a layby.

She fetched the umbrella and flashlight from the passenger side and upon opening the driver door, she poked the umbrella out first to open it before stepping out of the car.

The rain drumming on the umbrella was matched by the noise of the thumping on top of the car roof. Connie shone her flashlight up to see what was causing the noise on top of her car.

The flashlight caught the eyes of Gina Barrett. She stopped hitting the roof of the car with whatever was in her hand. “Hello nurse Morris,” she said matter-of-factly. “Are we still going for our picnic?” Then holding up the severed head of guard Peter Meadows, announced. “I had to bring him with me. I hope you didn’t mind?”



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