Hibernating Demon Bursts Out of Texas Pipe, Killing Five

As Texas residents continue to scramble for warmth and water amidst an unprecedented winter storm, a new and perhaps more frightening danger looms over the state. Just minutes before sunrise, the Gomez family of Waco, Texas was awakened to what was described by neighboring residents as “a soul-piercing screech from hell.”

“I was just doing some calisthenics in the basement when all of a sudden I felt my soul shake,” said Ryan Gobstein, neighbor to the fallen Gomez family. “I didn’t hear anything at first. I was holding on to the pull-up bar and I felt it rip right through me. I had the sudden urge to call everyone I thought I loved and tell them that they’re nothing more than a useless sack of cells flying at unfathomable speeds through a universe they’ll never understand. It was followed by the undeniable impulse to kick a small child off his bicycle and paper-cut him with Pokémon cards. Then I heard it. The screech. I knew right away that a demon had awoken from a plumbers slumber. There were rumors circling for years about an angry plumber who trapped a demon in the town’s water pipes. Nobody believed it at the time, but look who’s laughing now.”

Mr. Gobstein was lucky enough to make it out with only a couple of bloody ears, but the Gomez family was spared the same fortune. We can only hope their deaths act as a clear warning of the demon’s real and present danger.

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