When I approached the entrance of the dimly-lit parking garage, hundreds of swarming rats flowed out of an empty fountain like a horrific waterfall.
Once the vermin spotted me, they began their chase, clamoring at my feet, gnawing at my arms and legs. I barely grabbed the handle of my car door and pulled myself to safety. I checked to see if all my digits and limbs were in order. Breathing a sigh of relief, I watched the gang of thieves recede into the darkness, knowing I’d finally conquered my worst fear.