“The Doom Statues” — Chapter 18

Jason McGathey
10 min readMay 10, 2024
studio at an artists’ retreat

Sunday morning brings with it more unrelenting gloom, which is somewhat unusual for this state, this time of the year. They’re all still waiting for an Indian Summer that hasn’t yet materialized. Prompted by Emily’s continued sleepless hysteria, though the others manage to calm her down and insist it must have been some sort of prank, because there aren’t any houses to speak of for nearly a mile in both directions of the road, those…

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