You’re waiting in line to get gasoline because of the pipeline shutdown. You see a man with a shotgun standing by the pump, and you decide that it’s probably best if you don’t go near there.
The next day, you hear about a shooting at the gas station. A guy with a shotgun shot up the place before he was killed by police. The whole town is on edge ever since then.
A few days later, you see a bunch of people running from something in the woods. They look like they might be cannibals or some other kind of monsters. You turn around and go the other way.
Soon, the whole town is in an uproar. A “zombie” attack happened right in the middle of town. People are running out of the store and out of the gas station, saying that a “gargoyle” came out of the woods and attacked them. Nobody knows what to think. Some people think the attack was just part of a marijuana-induced hallucination, or that it was some kind of government conspiracy.
You don’t know what to think either. Cannibals and monsters in the woods? A government conspiracy? It sounds crazy, but what else do you really have to go on?
You have no choice. You have to stay in town for now. You’re ready to fight, but you’re going to have to be careful. You hear a rumor that the “zombie” was really a werewolf. You decide to keep your weapon handy.
The whole town is on edge, with police keeping a tight grip on everything. You can’t go to the supermarket without getting harassed by them. They have you going from store to store with your papers, and you get turned away from everywhere. You’re pretty much limited to staying in and preparing food. It’s not much, but it’s better than being bored.