The door swings in when I nudge it with my toe.
I lean to peer through the gap, looking for the old man. Has he collapsed?
Is he on the floor in there, suffocating in the summer heat?
I want to be a good neighbor, but I don’t want to trespass. I could never guess what horrible things I would find in that old house. The old man was just the beginning. If I make it through the night, I’m going to…
Who am I kidding? There’s no way I’m going to make it through the night.