The nothingness

The nothingness

Then there was nothing. No light, no sound, only an unimaginable emptiness and unbearable loneliness. Trapped in this black hole hell, I am blind and disoriented. I can no longer feel my Sisters near me. I know they are here, that woman damned us all with her wretched curse. There is no up, no down. [...]

Losing sleep

Losing sleep

“Did you remember the candles?” I piped on the icing roses and added “Happy Birthday” with a fancy flourish. Holding up a small box, he shook out four pink polka-dot tapers. “Of course, here ya go. You've really outdone yourself this year.” “Turn out the lights so we can see the flames better.” I picked [...]

Cornflower fields

The cell is all I know. Brick walls on four sides, and a single window at floor level my only source of light. I’ve lost all track of time, not knowing the passage of days, only counting meals. Does the gruel come twice a day, once? Does it even matter? It’s difficult to tell if [...]