FIRE ESCAPE First Draft Update for 6/26/18: Catching Up with Julio and, Well, You’ll See….

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“You always ask the impossible questions, Jill.”

“Just tell me what you kn-know!”

“Do you have a day or two? Well, if I tell you everything about all this you should at least go take a leak before I get started.”

“Spill it n-n-now before I—“ Jill was already clenching her jaw tightly when she suddenly stopped speaking and slapped Julio across the face.”

His whole head turned away from us and when it turned back, his face was a mix of utter shock and utter anger.

“I think I just lost my appetite.”  With that, he got up and stormed out of the restaurant. 

“What are you doing?” I yelled.

“He’s a b-b-bastard!”

“Stay here—I’ll go get him back!”

I dashed out the door after him. I saw him down the sidewalk, looking back at me. He saw me and immediately ran for it. I raced after him. He turned a corner and before I turned the same corner, I noticed the street lights in the area started to dim.

I turned the corner and saw Julio almost at the end of the next block the street lights dimmed even more until all I could see was Julio’s face looking back at me in utter terror. At that point his face filled most of my view. It was so big that it more felt like I was right in front of me. Then he spoke to me with the most raspy of voices—like he couldn’t even breathe.


Then I noticed my hands were around his throat and he was on his back and I was trying to strangle him to death.