Graveyard Shift…0246 hours
Location…Abandoned factory Hwy 666
“Caller reports seeing light, possibly flashlights, inside the abandoned factory on Hwy 666.”
“10-4. I’ll check it out.”
“I’m close, 2012. I’ll meet you there.”
Cracked asphalt drive.
Tall weeds push through jagged, ripped openings.
Brick consumed by vegetation.
Owl hoots in distance.
Rats scurry through honeysuckle.
Lopsided door. One rusty hinge.
Fallen wood and metal.
A hallway to the right.
Double doors on left.
Some tall, some short.
Some fat, some skinny.
Rusted. Oil stained.
Rat on metal table.
Flashlight in distance.
Water drips from above.
Sweat at hairline.
I to the right.
He to the left.
Light unwavering from floor.
Water dripping. Rats scurrying. Owl hooting.
Heart beating like drum.
Faraway train whistle.
“I love you, dear wife. “
“I’m sorry I failed you and our beautiful little girls.”
“Tell them I love them, too.”
“This is the only way.”
“Always remember the good days.”
Cause of death…possible suicide.
Victim…unknown due to extent of injuries.
Next of kin…a wife and daughters….somewhere.
*Images by Maryland photographer, Sunday Kaminski.