The Basement by Madison Langston
Approx. 9,150 words.
Published on April 19, 2013.
Another storm is due to strike the North Carolina coast at any moment. Claudia is alone and awaiting its arrival. A man knocks on her door and asks to use the phone. Phone lines are down, and Claudia must decide whether to let the man stay out the storm with her in her basement or turn him back into the storm. (4900 words)