Spooktober 2022 Day 30: Phobia

Content warning: drain mention

You used to fear the bathtub drain as a child, until you’d happened to watch a cartoon demonstrating the irrationality of…well, drainophobia. No part of you could fit down a drain. You couldn’t be sucked down, even if you tried. 

But there are bigger drains. 

I saw the way you casually skirted around storm drains even still. Sometimes sticky things glom together inside drains. People fear that stuff too, you know, so I guess I get it. 

Sticky stuff like the tendril I sent from underneath the sidewalk and wrapped around your ankle, pulling you down the drain with me. 

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