The whole of the tale is a MC telling about a place from college that saw several disappearances and one almost disappearance. He tells his story due to memories evoked when he gets an invite (or notification) related to reunion.
The story, while well told for the most part (not a ton of errors), was rather monotone in nature. It was fully a tell book with mere snippets of dialogue for showing things. And the telling did not grip, did not hook, did not cause huge interest along the lines of "I just gotta see what happens next." It felt flat affect and, thus, produced little effect in this reader.
The premise was interesting and could have driven many ways and involved reader emotion on many levels - had there been ANY type emotion (beyond apathy) conveyed. One does not even feel dire circumstances related to the near disappearance as it was not conveyed with any emotion by narrator. There was encounter and dude got away and I did not (at any time) think, "whew, that was close one, " or "get outta there buddy, you in danger! " - just read flat to this reader.
The ending was fitting related to the whole of the tale - evoked no response in this reader - other than "over." It was basically a non ending end given genre. I found no feeling of fear or angst while reading. Giving me impression that was a bit of a ghost story without any horror one could excpect of horror genre.
Unsure whether I would try author again, though I am certain many will like this short - it did nothing for me as a reader.