Exclusive Excerpt of Myths and Legends 101, by L.A. Kelley
Deep in thought, Jim pulled up one step short of walking into a wall. He glanced around in annoyance. Where the hell was he? He retraced his route. Perhaps, that last turn was right instead of left. He hit another dead end.
An icy draft skittered across his cheek. Jim shivered and picked up the pace. He turned another corner and came upon a long dimly lit corridor. At the far end was a door with an illuminated exit sign overhead. Relieved, Jim took a step.
The temperature plummeted to glacial levels. The letters on the sign flickered.
He swallowed. “It’s an old building. The wiring is bad.”
Tick-TICK-tick-TICK. The hall light flicked on and off.
Jim broke into a trot. His foot hit something hard and slick. He momentarily lost his balance and put out a hand, steadying himself against the wall. The concrete block surface was icy cold to the touch.
“Just the air conditioning,” he croaked with a bone dry mouth.
The small hairs rose on the back of his neck. For the second time in one day, the eerie sensation of being watched settled over him. Jim peered at the deep shadows crisscrossing the far end of the hallway. Out of the corner of his eye, something fluttered.