Road-EO by Joseph M. Monks
Five college kids rolling through Alabama on their way to a long-anticipated concert. The only obstacle? A long stretch without truck stops and a desperate need for food—and the restroom. Thanks to a sleazy smartphone app, the crew finds themselves in a flyspeck town that doesn’t even sell rolling papers. Despite the warning signs, the friends find some grub, a room for rent, and a helluva lot more than they bargained for when people they’ve already encountered begin turning up…in entirely different roles. Killers? Cannibals? Organ traffickers? Whatever the small town’s ugly secret, it’s going to be shared—and in the most heinous way possible. As he’s been doing since the ‘early 90s, Joe Monks brings home the splatterpunk with this 24-page short story—his Godless debut.