Who doesn’t like a scary story on Halloween? We sure do, so we had a quickie contest to find a scary running story for us all to enjoy! The winners received a new horror novel “On the Lips of Children” by Salty friend Mark Matthews. The novel is about a running experience gone horribly wrong. Eek!
And now we’re so pleased to present the winning tale of horror, written by Salty Reader Jess P. from New Jersey, who will receive a free copy of “On the Lips of Children!” Congratulations, Jess!!
Click through for more about our winner, Jess, and also for two more scary stories from our runners up!
When I was in law school, I adopted a very special dog named Eli. Eli is an 80-pound black-lab mix, and back then he was 18 months old and full of mischief. I would run miles with him every day just to take the edge off his energy.
One morning, Eli and I woke up early for our daily run. It was fall, and still dark out when we left the apartment at 6 am. I started down the trail behind our apartment. As I turned a corner down the trail, a man stepped out of the woods right in front of us. Eli and I stopped in our tracks.
The man was disheveled and his eyes were having trouble focusing. He was bigger than me, and as he approached he got too close for comfort. He looked me up and down and said: “You like running?”
Unsure of what to do, I responded yes.
Next he said, “Want to try running from me?” Read more >>