Welcome to Monday. Time to return to work. The October Country isn't just darkness and things that go bump in the night, it's also the fears which unconsciously, *ahem*, drive us.
Long lonely roads ahead. The waning day turns evening into darkness. Is that a storm rolling in? A hitchhiker up ahead? The miles slide by with no oncoming traffic in this cold forbidding landscape through a strange part of the world.
These too are the makings of our nightmares.
Maybe there's a little town ahead where they serve a warm cup of coffee and maybe a friendly smile.