Heather goes into a basement, where a murder/suicide took place, on a dare to prove to her friends that she wasn’t “chicken.” And, of course, she gets locked inside, trapped in the house.
Going down the basement stairs suddenly brought back bad childhood memories of her mother.
This short tale was more about the horror of the subconscious rather than the monstrous (although there is a monster in it.) A quick, gripping, and decent read.
My rating: 3 stars