They must not have been expecting me because no one was at the front desk to check my gym membership. With a shrug, I signed my name on the sign-in sheet and headed for the girl’s locker room.
No one was around at all. Maybe they weren’t even open yet? But everything was unlocked… well, whatever, it didn’t really bother me. Until, that is, I saw the hole in the floor.
I got closer and realized that there was a door in the floor, with a ladder leading down underneath the locker rooms. I tried to shrug it off, thinking that it probably just led to some electrical shit. But this weird feeling was nagging at me. It nagged and nagged and nagged until it got the better of me and I decided to check it out.
I set my bag on the floor next to the door and climbed down the ladder, relishing how easy it was for me since I’d been working out. I almost forgot the whole reason I was going down until I reached the floor.
This next part is going to be… hard. Hard for me to write and hard for you to understand. But, please try. I need someone to understand for me, because, fuck, I can’t do it.
The things inside them…
I think, at one point, they were human. Actually, I’m certain of it. But they couldn’t be said to resemble humans anymore, at least not as we know them.
I’ll start with the first one.
The first I saw was to my right. Judging by the amount of hair, I’d say it had once been a girl, but who knows? Now, she was… skin. It looked as though her skin had just… grown. And grown and grown. It was piled on the floor now, a massive pile at least ten feet across and six feet high. And from the inside I heard a low groaning, as though someone was being crushed under the weight.
I looked to my left. This one had definitely been a man at one point. He was stretched out, his neck and limbs and torso too long to function. The worst was his head, however. It, too, had been stretched, so that his eyes swam around in sockets that were now too wide, and his jaw hung open, dislocated from the elongation of his skull.