There's been a lot of talk at the bus stop. The other kids keep going on about a ghost. Then there's the accident involving their neighbor,the late Mrs. Eckhart. Natalie wonders if they're not one and the same, but one thing she is sure of--there's an ugly stain growing in the stairwell of their rundown apartment building. She swears it'stalking to her. She would even say it's her friend. Something else she is sure of: it can hurt anyone it wants.
The Stain in the Stairwell by A.P. Sessler is a very short, but fascinating story that will make you leery of every stain you ever see in the future. It’s what I would consider seriously weird, but in a good way.
Set in, what seems to be, an inner city style apartment building, the story follows Natty and a mysterious stain that appears to be changing location every time she sees or hears about it. The building is full of children and what I believe to be mostly single mothers. Some of the kids, and mothers, are jerks just as kids can be, but most of them don’t seem too bad.
I’m really worried about saying too much about this story and giving things away, but trust me when I say this story is super creepy.