By William sleator


The elevator is a short story that takes place in a appartment with a boy named who is deathlyscared of elevators. he tries to take the stairs but got yelled at from his dad so he forced himself to take the old creepy elevator. he was going down from his apartment on floor 17. he got in and an old fat lady walked in and unlike most people she stared right at him making martin uncomfortable and scared. he ran out to tell his dad but once again he got yelled at from hid dad. he went on the elevator and every time he saw the old lady. one time he ran out and took the stairs but on the way up he fell and broke his leg. his dad was mad once again and he made him ride alone on the elevator but the old lady came on hit the stop button and laughed