I Need Help!

“I need help!” The call is sucked away by the deafening silence of the Underworld. It doesn’t even leave an echo. Your arms are shaking above your head and the murk is pulling at your chin. As it closes over … Continue reading

Close Your Mouth Tightly

You seal your mouth shut. You won’t have to taste the mud slipping down your throat and you won’t have to spend an hour tomorrow morning gargling the gunk off your tongue. You breathe through your nose until the murk … Continue reading

I Hate This!

“I hate this!” As soon as the words have left your mouth, the slime creeps into your mouth, clogging your throat and coating your tongue. You squeeze your eyes shut tight, waiting for death and a return to your room. … Continue reading

I Need Help!

“I need help!” As soon as the words have left your mouth, the slime creeps into your mouth, clogging your throat and coating your tongue. You squeeze your eyes shut tight, waiting for death and a return to your room. … Continue reading

Let Go

You take a deep breath and force your fingers open. You drop. As you hit the ground, you feel your leg snap beneath you. You wake up, biting back a scream. Your leg will heal before your father wakes up. … Continue reading

I Need Help

“I need help!” Your voice is swallowed by the deafening silence of the Underworld. There isn’t even an echo. You begin to sweat, and your fingers start to slip. A hand locks around your wrist. You feel yourself being pulled … Continue reading

Someone Help Me!

“Someone help me!” Your voice is swallowed by the silence of the Underworld without even leaving an echo. You begin to sweat, and your fingers start to slip. You drop. As you hit the ground, you feel your leg snap … Continue reading

I’m Scared

You call out, “I’m scared!” Your words are met by silence, the damp of the room swallowing them without echo. You sink to the floor and wait. Eventually, your body starts to shut down from lack of water. Your vision … Continue reading

I Need Help

“I need help.” Your voice is strong in the empty room. You turn toward the doors and move to open one, but a hand wraps around your wrist. “Wait.” The voice, like the hand, is warm . . . kind … Continue reading