36 year old Alison Reddy takes a deep breath and slowly exhales.
Sitting in the back seat of her battered old chevy wagon her two children have been squabbling since she strapped them in and drove from their home in Lincoln Nebraska.
Now four hours later Alison is about ready to explode ‘If you two don’t quieten down right this minute i swear i will turn the car around’
‘I know that you are excited to visit gran and pop but you need to settle down or i will tan both of your hides like i did last week remember?’
Nine year old Molly and her six year old brother Kevin instantly sit up straight in their seat and rub at old and new injuries but the bruises inside will be forever out of reach.
Alison looks back at her offspring in the rear view mirror and is pleased to see them behaving for once without her needing to raise a hand.
Ever since her husband Randy walked out a year or so back Alison has tried her best to be a good mom but it isn’t easy being a single parent.
A whimper of fright from the back seat brings her back ‘Sorry Kevin but you know that mommy likes her peace and quiet so be a good little boy and soon we will stop for lunch and you and Molly can order whatever you want’
Alison drives down the highway gripping the steering wheel like she is trying to strangle it ‘God why did my parents feel the need to move all the way down to Florida to retire for fuck sake’
Stealing another glance at her children and is shocked to see them covered in cuts and bruises looking like the living dead.
Running a hand through her long greasy hair the harried mother does what she has always done in times of stress, she takes a long pull from a bottle of gin that was sitting in the console within easy reach.
Molly and Kevin notice their mommy drinking from a bottle and know that no matter if they behave or not there will be trouble.
The two abused souls slide down in their seat trying to disappear but trouble has a habit of finding you wherever you choose to hide.
Replacing the cap Alison dares another look back at her children she is pleased to see that they now look fresh faced and rosy cheeked ‘Almost there kiddo’s’
Molly and Kevin smile back but the smiles are etched deep with past pain and sorrow.
Ten minutes later she veers off the highway and drives towards a town called Seabridge, which is strange because Seabridge didn’t appear on her navigation system but she could with something to eat so Seabridge it is.
Rounding a bend Alison barely glances at a sign on the side of the road but that glance was enough to make her heart turn to stone.
Slamming on the brakes the chevy skids to stop fifty yards past the sign. ‘Stay in the car children i just need to have another look at the sign back there, i wont be long’
In the back seat Molly and Kevin shimmer and shine in a ghostly manner disappearing for a second before reluctantly returning.
Alison approaches the sign in trepidation but she knows what she saw so this time Alison takes a good hard look.
WELCOME TO HELL
BURN WITH ME ALISON
Pop – Too many to mention.
Alison knows that she has to get out of here before it is too late so after running back to the car she screams at the back seat occupants ‘OK kids buckle up tight i um just remembered that i left the back door unlocked so i need to go back before someone breaks in’
‘Mommy just call Mr Jones next door’ Molly pipes up ‘He can go over and lock it and we can go see gran and pop’
Yeah mommy’ Kevin butts in ‘But please i need food and i need it now’
Alison isn’t listening because she has more pressing issues at hand like how to escape from hell and live to talk about it.
She knows that she will more then likely end up in hell but she isn’t quite ready yet but after checking over her shoulder for oncoming traffic Alison knows that she has no choice but to drive into hell.
Behind her the road has vanished leaving nothing but darkness blacker then black.
Two hundred yards down the road Alison is surprised to see what appears to be an ordinary main street you would see in any small American town except that there are no cars in sight and the sidewalks are pedestrian free.
Thankful that the kids don’t seem to notice that they are in mortal danger Alison and she can’t really blame them because for all intents and purposes hell looks like a ghost town.
Looking down to the end of main street searching for an escape route but there is nothing to see except a thick black fog.
‘Just put your foot down and drive all the way into hell Alison because that is where you belong you evil bitch’
‘You wouldn’t be here if you didn’t murder me and your own parents and because of your petty jealously and lust for money’
‘Thankfully the kids escaped from the abuse and are somewhere safe away from your evil presence’
Alison’s skin crawls at the sound of her dead husbands voice coming from the backseat.
With gentle arms draped over his children Randall Reddy sneers back at her ‘Your time to burn is nigh Alison and i hope that the fire consumes your soul forever and a day’
‘Fuck you Randall i should of killed you before i got pregnant with your spawn’
Crying tears of joy and acceptance Alison puts her foot down and drives all the way into hell to meet her maker.
‘Wake up you evil fucking bitch’
The strung out female patient sleeping in room 219 on the lower level at the New Brunswick Mental Facility opens her eyes and looks up at a huge menacing figure staring down at her with contempt.
Darnel Brathwaite is an african american nurse who has been attending to his patients needs and helping them in any way he can.
Perhaps helping isn’t the word that the patients themselves would use when describing Darnel’s conduct but Brathwaite couldn’t give a shit what they think of him.
All he is thinking about is helping the crazy lady in room 219 depart this world and get buried deep where the bugs and worms can eat her flesh to their hearts content.
Darnel has helped over 100 patients in various facilities nationwide reach the other side so the lady in room 219 shouldn’t prove to difficult to send on her way.
But first why not have a little fun?
Alison Reddy struggles to get comfortable as the buckles and straps and buckles of her straight jacket bite into her skin.
Her mind is hazy and she is having trouble focusing on the huge cruel nurse in her room but through the haze she notices a syringe in one of his hands and a manilla folder in the other.
‘Glad you could join me Alison, it is almost 9.30 and my shift ends at midnight,i will go home to my cat and a six pack of beer and you will also be going on a journey but before you leave let me read you a bed time story’
This story i am sure you have read many times before but never mind let me read it again so you know exactly why you need to go on a one way trip’
‘On 20th January 1984 Mary Lou Reddy gave birth to a healthy baby daughter who her husband Ben insisted be named Alison after his favorite grandmother who he loved very much.’
‘Alison was a happy normal toddler but when she started school began to show a cruel streak by physically abusing the other students and teachers’
You were immediately removed from school and sent to this facility where you received shock treatment and for a few years your behavior returned to normality’
Braithwaite pauses briefly to adjust himself ‘A week before your twelve birthday you came home from running an errand where after devouring a huge slice of chocolate cake your loving mother made for you ‘
‘You returned her love by picking up a knife and stabbed her 32 times’
‘Then you went out to the garage where your father was working beneath his beloved 57 Pinto’
‘With wicked intentions you wound down the jack slowly crushing your own father slowly until he died an agonizing death’
Once again the excited nurse pauses this time to release his member that he slowly begins to stroke.
‘After murdering your parents you were sentenced to a maximum security institution for dangerous juveniles in upstate New York where you were treated for your maladies’
The governor of the state believing that you were completely rehabilitated released back into the community on 1st July 2009 and you laid low for a while behaving like a regular person but you and i both know different don’t we Alison?’
The patient in the straight jacket smiles at the story teller with a grin that almost causes him to lose rhythm but Braithwaite continues to choke the chicken even as the smirk on the patients face tells him that trouble is afoot.
You befriended a young man named Randall Reddy at church who had no idea that you were a murderer and an evil demon and you didn’t tell him did you Alison?
This time Brathwaite avoids eye contact but the stroking intensifies’
Braithwaite in his haste to spend an evening of fun failed to make sure that the he tied the straight jacket securely and now Alison even in her sedated state has managed to slip an arm from the restraint.
Now the evil killer is just waiting for the right moment to strike.
‘Not long after meeting Reddy you were pregnant with your daughter Molly and three years later you gave birth to a son who you named Kevin’
‘For ten years you lived in suburbia with your family and everything appeared peachy on the outside but they weren’t were they Alison?”
‘In the decade you lived in Lincoln twenty three people who lived within a ten mile radius from your home disappeared’
‘These people were completely innocent and didn’t deserve tp come in contact with you’
Brathwaite has almost reached the point of no return and his breathing has become erratic ‘Your husband Randall never knew who you really were and on his 31st birthday you shot him in the head and ran naked onto the street which is why you currently a resident here’
‘Thank God your children have had their names changed and are in a place where you will never find them and hopefully they will grow to be good people despite having you as their mother’
‘Do you have anything to say before you begin your travels?
Alison motioned for the nurse to come closer and Brathwaite despite all of his training leans in close beating his meat at a furious pace.
Alison launches forward and bites down hard on the nurses nose and after a few shakes of her head the morsel is ripped free.
Braithwaite despite being three times the size of the patient offers little resistance and soon goes into shock and is now at the mercy of the crazy women in room 219′
Alison gets to work, first she shoves the nose down the nurses throat then using the metal tip of a felt pen she found in the nurses pocket Alison severs the shriveled penis from the shell shocked nurse and it to is forced down his throat.
Finally Alison empties the contents of the syringe into his thigh and soon the nurse is dead.
With her heart beating strong in her chest Alison feels exhilarated as the taste of the nurses blood refreshes memories from her past.
Now she has the taste again Alison needs and wants more blood on her hands but first she will need to escape from this shithole.
So she settles down to think of a way out of here.
Ten thousand miles away down in Australia two two teenagers have no idea that their birth mother has just killed again and is thinking about holding a family reunion.