: Note: This is right after Bill’s death, but they’re still
looking for a replacement for Bill.

As Dave typed away at his laptop, he couldn’t feel anything except nervous. What are you supposed to do when you’re waiting for a replacement anyway? Dave stopped typing and looked at the picture of Bill he had sitting in his office and couldn’t help but feel guilty. “I can’t believe I’m actually going through with this,” Dave said out loud. Then he heard a knocking on his door that kept going on and on. “What, Matthew?!”
“Hey, Dave. How’s you know it was me,” Matthew asked.
“Just a guess. What do you want?”
“I just wanted to let you know that that Lenny guy won’t be showing up for the job.”
“Oh really. How do you know that,” Dave asked annoyed, tapping his pencil on his desk.
“Um… I heard Mr. James- I mean he told- you know what, Dave? Why don’t you just take that stick of death and shove it up your ass!” Matthew took Dave’s pencil and threw it out the office. Dave was starting to get angry with Matthew, but let it slide. He knew how Matthew felt about Bill and he didn’t want to make Matthew feel bad. Just then, they heard a man groan and Beth screamed. Dave and Matthew ran out of the office. To their horror, they saw a man with a pencil stuck threw his forhead.
“Oh my God,” yelled Beth, “They killed Lenny!”
“You bastard,” screamed Jimmy.
“Matthew, why did you have to go and kill Lenny? He was the only qualified man to do the job,” said Dave.
“I didn’t mean to. I didn’t know where I was throwing that stupid pencil!”
“Hey, wait a minute,” said Joe, “It couldn’t of been Matthew.”
“Why not,” asked Beth.
“Well, we all know that Matthew is a wuss, right?”
“Right,” everyone said.
“Well, I don’t think that Matthew could have threw the pencil all the way across the room and have it impaled in Lenny’s head. Dave, what kind of pencil did you have?”
“I had an American Eagle pencil. Why?”
“Well, this pencil’s brand is U.S.A. Integrity. And we know that Matthew doesn’t have any integrity,” said Joe, “In more ways than one,” he added.
“Hey, wait a minute, Joe’s right,” said Beth, “and besides, Dave doesn’t chew on his pencils, but this pencil has teeth marks all over it.”
“So this means, there’s a killer in WNYX,” asked Jimmy.
“I guess someone was mad that we were hiring a replacement for Bill. Dude, it could be anybody,” said Joe. “Where’s Lisa today?”
“She stayed home sick today,” said Dave.
“Hmmm, that’s a coincidence. Maybe a little too much of a coincidence,” said Joe slyly.
All of a sudden the electricity went out. Everyone screamed. Then they saw a ghost mask running around. Then somebody screamed again. Then the electricity went back on.
“Is everyone all right,” Dave asked. He looked around and to his terror, he saw Matthew lying face down on the floor with a pool of blood on the carpet.
“Oh my God, they killed Matthew,” screamed Dave.
“You bastard,” screamed Joe.
“We have got to get out of here,” Jimmy said shakily. They all ran to the elevator, but the buttons wouldn’t work. So they all ran to the stairs, but the door was locked.
“All right, I think I might know what’s going one,” said Joe, “this is just like that movie Scream. All we have to do is stick together and get to the phones.” They all bunched up together and trailed to the phone. Dave picked it up, but there was no dial tone.
“It’s dead,” he said. Then they heard the door open from the stairs.
They all looked to see who it was.
“What are YOU doing here,” asked Beth.

To Be Continued…
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