Is This Hell?Dark around me. Screams. Cries of anger and pain. I don't know who I am. I'm here, but... Where is here? The darkness creeps around me. I stub my toe on something fleshy, and I hear something scuttle across the floor.
What's going on? I feel a rush of air past my ear, and then it's gone. I shake my head. Where am I, who am I? I repeat these questions in my head, over and over. I hear a deep booming laugh and the crackle of a distant fire while some screams grow louder, then die out.
I sink to the floor, and in my mind, I can visualize nothing but Hell. That must be where I am. The darkness encircles further and I huddle into myself, waiting for this nightmare to be over. But nothing happens.
I hear footsteps. What is that? They shuffle slowly. I still can't see anything. They get closer, until they're right next to me. I whimper as I feel a breath of hot air next to my ear. I feel a frail hand grip my shoulder with surprising strength, and I suck in my breath as the floor beneath me gi
Odd Names in Oregon
I live in Oregon. A small, podunk town in Oregon, to be exact, where everyone inbreeds and most everyone else who's not having a child that's actually their sibling still can't find anything to do. We have no arcade, no real teenage hangouts, so most of us either go to different towns, hang out at each others' houses, play video games, or... have "fun" with each other.
We're named after that giant volcano in Washington, the state above us. So when I tell you that I live in St. Helens, Oregon, don't ask me what it's like living so close to the volcano.
Anyway, a short introduction to my town was supposed to lead into this topic: odd Oregon names.
A friend of mine on Facebook brought to my attention the vast number of odd names up here in Oregon, and as such, I've decided to create a list of my favorites right here, for anyone to see. I will not mark this deviation as mature, but there is one town here that has a rather inappropriate name and will probably offend any prudes or any