**Hey folks this is a reprint of part 8 of The Man With the Hazy Suit that originally ran on July 24, 2010. I have been few and far between regular posts this summer, and that is the same thing that has killed some of my favorite TV shows, like Alias. So I am going to rerun the whole story and finish it strong! Thanks for reading for the first time or rereading if you have been here before. The Choose your own adventure aspect is not available anymore.**
Hey folks Here is the next chapter in the story! I hope you are still entertained and interested!
Previously in the Man in the Hazy Suit:
Police detective Thompson was wrapping up a crime scene when he found a scrap of paper in the dead man’s posessions. The paper led him to the bus station and a locker that was filled with legal pads, all written by the deceased man. Sergeant Thompson is currently reading the legal pads which are spelling out a strange narrative and a chronicle of a serial killers murders, that somehow the man writing the story knows before they happen, if only by moments. So far our writer has witnessed several deaths with apparently more to come. Strange coincidences surround the narrator having to do with the Man in the Hazy Suit, leading to paranoia and a wonder as to the outcome of his sanity.
When we left our story last time:
I sat up shaking yet again. I tried to assimilate what I had just seen. I got up and went to the radio on the floor in the hall. It had been placed back on the shelf and on top of it were a set of lockpicks. I screamed and ran for the front door. I almost made it, but a miscalculation caused me to slip and hit my head rather solidly on the counter, leaving a nasty gash for my trouble.
I woke up in a small pool of blood on the kitchen floor sometime later. The angle of the sun said late afternoon. I scooted to a corner in the kitchen and huddled in on myself, scared to look further into this strange Man in an even stranger Hazy Suit.
And today we join our story already in progress:
Finally I fell asleep huddling in the corner of the kitchen. Passed out is more like it. I began to have another confounded dream. I hoped that this one would be the simple, flying in a field of clover or falling off of a cliff, or well, anything that didn’t have to do with a man in a Hazy Suit.
It began in the library at the college again. Night had fallen. Finals were only a few weeks away so the library was open all night. I was wandering through the study tables by myself thankfully. Faces of people that I knew flashed in and out of the small circles of light given off by the reading lamps.
I wandered aimlessly for a while, overhearing snippets of conversations that I couldn’t remember 5 seconds later, until one caught my attention. There was a party going on up on the 5th floor. I decided to check it out. Only seconds later I was walking out of the elevator and into a party of loud music and flashing lights. There was no studying going on here.
I smiled and began to wander the floor. I moved through people dancing very inappropriately and those trying not to vomit on themselves. I flowed from one spot to the next with a grace that I had never possessed in real life. I looked down at myself and blinked at my stylish clothes. I didn’t even own a pair of khaki pants or a blue striped shirt.
I could hear and see everyone but no one acknowledged me. I knew it was a dream but I was still excited to be part of the party. I made my way to the center of the room and around the temporary walls that they had erected.
There was basically a tent in the middle of the library. All lined with dark silk and flashing neon lights. People moved in a stupor inside the tent, all in various states of undress. An orgy in the library, and, as I circled the large bed, I saw a gas can on the floor beside it.
The man was here somewhere. I wasn’t going to let him burn anything down today. I grabbed the gas can and ran to the other end of the floor trying to get away. I nearly made it too, but as I rounded the corner to the elevator, The Man in the Hazy Suit stood there.
Join us again next week for more of The Man in the Hazy Suit!