fractal

There’s something off about him. His face is vague; partially ensconced in shadows thrown by the glaring fluorescents overhead. Some adrenal rush surges through me, blurring my surroundings. The outlines of the columns to my left and right sway and jitter drunkenly, strobing like a stop-motion film with every step. We’re fifty feet apart now, neither of us moving, and I call to him again:

“Listen, I don’t want any trouble. I just want some answerssssss

The words buzz across my tongue, anodic.

 

 

The stranger is a thing of stone.

 

 

I take a step forward. He takes one with me.

I take another. He matches.

 

It’s a game.

 

Just to test, I start to take a step and stop. His muscles are in perfect tune, timed to mimic my reactions faster than my mind can compute them.

 

Is it
some kind of
android?

 

The company invests in all sorts of secret projects. Is this one of them? This room, these lights, this figure; is it all some elaborate prototype simulation?

Is that what I’m experiencing now? What happens if I get stuck here? Stuck in this hall. Stuck experiencing—

 

 

—this.

 

 

I take a step forward. I should be able to make out his face now, but no. There’s a fog between us; one that covers only the eyes, the teeth…

 

All the parts that reveal the soul.

 

I move. All of me at once.

He’s moving too. Barreling ahead. Straight at me.

The overhead lights begin to shut off with a loud chhhunk. It starts at the end of the hall behind him. Darkness like a tidal wave, advancing.

We’re thirty feet apart. Another set of lights goes off. A quarter of the hall is pure black.

Twenty feet. Chhhunk

Fifteen

CHHHUNK

Darkness closing

CHHHUNK

I can

 

almost

 

 

 

 

see

CHHHUNK

 

 

 

 

 

blank space for blog gaps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Empty.

Empty my eyes.

Empty my smile.

Empty my soul.

 

 

Empty

 

 

 

 

Empty

 

 

E      M      P      T      Y

 

 

 

The last light goes off.
The universe goes with it.

 

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