by Evan Baughfman
The hearse came to a silent stop alongside the curb. The driver asked through the open passenger-side window, “You remember what happened at the bar tonight?”
I’d gone into downtown, ordered a cocktail at O’Grady’s, and then…Then…?
The hearse’s rear door creaked open.
“Plenty of room in the back.”
I realized I was part of a small crowd, standing together in a blanket of fog. Nearly everyone looked as confused as me.
Nearly everyone was riddled with bullet holes.
I had a gaping cavity in my chest.
The driver said, “Come on in, everybody. You’ve all got the same destination.”
Evan Baughfman works in a very scary place: a middle school! He writes all genres, but horror is where he’s most comfortable. Much of his writing success has been as a playwright. He’s had many different plays produced across the globe. Heuer Publishing has published his Poe adaptation, “A Taste of Amontillado”.
Additionally, Evan has adapted a number of his short stories into screenplays, of which “The Emaciated Man” and “The Creaky Door” have won awards in various film festival competitions.
Evan’s “Ugly Sweater” was recently published in Grinning Skull Press’s 2018 Christmas horror anthology, O Unholy Night in Deathlehem.