You grab the bear and squeeze it tight. You hear a small voice say “Mama” before the room spins around. The polka-dots swirl together and you feel weightless as your consciousness drifts in and out.
You open your eyes. You recognize the room. It’s your room! It’s your own bed. You could have sworn you were just inside a creepy house with Casey. Did Casey make it out?
You look down at the stuffed bear that is still clutched in your hands. But it’s not a bear anymore. Now it’s a stuffed version of Casey, as if Casey was made into a stuffed animal.
The search for Casey went on for months after that. Casey was never found.
But what was the hangman game all about…?