Waiting to Check In

It's late afternoon, check-in time at the Hollywood Tower Hotel, only there's no one at the front desk. In fact, there's no one else at all. It didn't hit you when you first walked in because all the usual signs were in place - a newspaper, an umbrella, several bags and a child's doll. Upon closer inspection, you find that these items have not been tended to in some time.  You see, time has stood still in this lobby and from all appearances it doesn't seem it will be getting back into motion. That may be unusual in the hustle and bustle of today's world but it's not all that uncommon when you're waiting to check in to the Twilight Zone.