Oubliette

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Oubliette

Post by metalcapatiller » Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:09 pm

The darkness is closing in around me. I’ve long stopped screaming; having realized its uselessness. No one can hear me anyway, except, perhaps, the person slowly closing the hole above me. I wish he’d say something.
I wish I had someone to talk to. The light above me never dims, so I have no idea how long I’ve been down here. The only thing I do know is that when I wake up next, the hole above me will be smaller. At least I’ve stopped being hungry.
I wonder, when the hole closes, will I still remember what light is?
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Re: Oubliette

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:30 pm

Welcome aboard, metalcapatiller!

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Re: Oubliette

Post by strawman » Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:27 am

I imagine that you wrote this drabble in the darkness of a Cuban dungeon, remembering the shape of letters on a piece of tattered fabric. God knows how you suffered, your only hope that one day another human being would see your words and remember old capatiller.
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Post by gunsofchekhovia » Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:23 am

"Losing your self is a transaction, a series of concessions. Like using your Black Amex at a Panda Express LOL." --@KimKierkegaard

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Post by Varda » Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:00 am

This one made me think of Interview with a Vampire for some reason, except in reverse (torture by gradually removing light instead of light exposure). Dark and moody.

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Re: Oubliette

Post by metalcapatiller » Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:28 am

Thanks for all the welcomes. And about the story, I was feeling POE-etic (please forgive the pun).
CAPITAL letters are always the best way of dealing with things you don't have an answer to - Douglas Adams

Why is it that whenever I get "It's a Small World" stuck in my head, I need to sing it loudly and off-key?

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Re: Oubliette

Post by gunsofchekhovia » Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:28 am

It's not often we get straight horror 'round here, and it seems our instinct is to chase it with humor. But it's always nice to have a new voice in the forums. Keep up the good work.

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Re: Oubliette

Post by MonsieurMoustache » Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:00 am

Hey there, welcome to the Drab. It's more exciting than my abbreviation makes it sound.

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