Twisted Twice, Twisted Mine
– Episode 5
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“It’s a slow day” The other waitress besides
me says and I nod slowly sipping the juice
from the bottom of my juice box(it’s Levi’s
juice!), it makes that kruu kruu sound that all
juice boxes make when you hit the bottom.
I look at it, it’s finished already?
“Aren’t you going to throw that away? It’s
being making that sound for a while, I think it’s
She says in a whisper and I smile gratefully, a
little embarrassed.
She smiles back and we look back to the hall, I
sigh before resting my head on the counter.
I wish Pamela were here, we would have joked
together, this is boring! Soo boring! I wish Levi
would walk through the door.
The door opens and I perk up lifting my head,
I’m disappointed when our head waiter Jerry
walks through the door.
“You, it’s your turn to do inventory” He says
pointing at me.
“Why? I did it last week, Its not yet my turn”
“Well, you embarrassed a customer yesterday,
I think you more than deserve it, make sure
you do it later.” He says before walking out
“I’m sorry, it was supposed to be me” The
other waitress says and I smile at her.
“It’s OK, I should probably do it now.”
I say moving towards the back door.
When I get to the pantry I lean against the
door, inventory is hard work and it takes hours,
why is my life this?
I stand straight and I notice one of the shelves
in the pantry bent, I walk towards it to notice
that it looked… Open?
Wow, there’s a secret door in the pantry?
(On a side note, how many of us are internally
screaming for her not to go in there, raise your
hand if you are)
I walk towards the door and I enter, is there
another secret room down there?
Ohh, do they sell illegal meat like in that
Taiwanese movie?
I step in deeper and I see James, figures, he
must be the one who works here.
I freeze when my eyes take everything in,
James is crouched over a kid, not more than
The kid has blood dripping down his nose, his
face is swollen in multiple places and his hand
is hanging in an awkward position.
I freeze more when James brings out a gun
and clicks it, the sound is loud in the silence, I
feel fear saturate my being and I regret ever
coming in here.
I grew in the streets and I know what happens
to people who see things that they aren’t
supposed to.
He pulls the trigger and I muffle my scream
when the body hits the floor, hot spit fills my
I slowly take a step back, James is making
some calls, talking about clean up, I have to
leave before the clean up crew gets here.
I take another step back and I’m almost out
the door, another and finally I’m out.
I turn around to see Jerry enter the pantry with
2 other guys.
He looks at the secret door then at me

. “Did you just enter?” He asks referring to the
pantry in general and I nod, heaven knows that
I can’t form a single sentence right now.
I just witnessed the the death of a man.
He nods before walking past me. I don’t know
what gave me the courage to lie just now.
I know it’s only a matter of time before they
find out that I was in there, I have to leave.
I make my way back out and I walk to the
break room and grab my purse and jacket.
“You are leaving?” The other waitress, I think
her name is Sonia asks and I nod.
“Pamela called, she says she is sick, I already
told james”
“OK, tell her to get well soon”
I nod and walk towards the exit, I turn to see
Jerry talking to Sonia to see her pointing
towards my direction.
Oh sh*t.
I pick up speed and I run out the back door
into the alley.
I begin to run towards the main road and I
hear foot steps following me.
Sh*t! Sh*t! Sh*t!!
I run out and it’s just my luck that there is no
crowd here for me to blend in with. I pass
through another short cut behind a store and I
burst out from another street.
I look behind me to see them closing in on me,
I look around desperately, I know that if I get
caught I won’t survive it.
I look quickly and I see a car idling on the
The driver beckons to me and I am skeptical.
He has a face cap on and I can’t really see his
face but I know it’s a guy due to the amount of
muscles he has. But still…
I turn to look behind me and I see them on me,
it’s between the devil and the blue sea.
Oh hell, what other option do I have?
I run to the car and get in, he does too.
I turn to him.
“Please, save me”

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