In the fire control room an urgent call received
a fire in a new multiplex cinema
several fire appliances were urgently dispatched
strangely no other details provided
yet on arrival there was no incident a false alarm
at least nobody had come to any harm!
Reported into their records as another hoax call
three days later were there again
not been opened yet was it a faulty fire system
after a complete check nothing found
workmen had to complete the interior trim
but what they had seen was grim!
Problems had held up construction from the start
as bones were found during groundwork
foundations had collapsed others with serious cracks
accidents occurred at an increasing rate
creating an atmosphere of suspicion and mistrust
as equipment then started to combust!
Even new tiles just stuck on the bathroom walls
flew off like bullets fired from a gun
eventually the moment came they all stopped
unable to continue in such danger
the number of the workforce quickly decreased
so all labour on the cinema ceased!
During the investigation of the electrical wiring
all seemed to be in perfect order
the control room received another urgent call
once more to return to the cinema
it was a fire this time on a wet blustery night
the whole building was well alight!
As they arrived in the still unfinished car park
there was a large crowd gathered
noticing the large sink hole near the entrance
some fireman laid out the hoses
waiting for the water pressure to push it out
yet nothing came from the spout!
They tried nearby hydrants and stored water
in their own vehicles to no avail
while calling for more back up could only watch
with time they went to the large hole
where the crowds had moved some distance away
there was a palpable fear on display!
Glancing in the crews could see hundreds of bones
everywhere then something crawled
slowly up the earth sides towards them at the top
the ground began to crumble
and the complex began to collapse the crowd ran
in a panic no evacuation plan!
They evacuated the site rapidly before retreating
some distance concerned of a tremor
where it was visible to see it vanish as the earth
seemed to open up and swallow it
an entity had risen from somewhere far below
crawling nearby bringing much woe!
Nobody had died on that night but not long after
those who had been there or involved
started to either disappear or have grisly deaths
the fire raged on could not be quelled
the once thriving community is where evil dwells
and only the death toll swells!
From that site whatever haunted it had spread
to homes and public properties
as amongst the remaining population the thing
crawls only seen when too late
below them was a large ancient sacred burial pit
whom as yet none of the theories fit!
The Foureyed Poet.