This is a novella that I listened to as an audiobook narrated by Josh Hamilton.
A young college man, Allan, receives a phone call advising him that his mother is in the hospital as she has had a stroke. His car is broken down and so he decides to hitchhike back home to see her. He ends up getting a ride with a man who turns out is deceased and he gives Allan two choices – neither of which are good but he has to choose one. And then he has to live with that choice. Creepy, well done novella read by a good narrator.