“I think I’m lost.” I muttered to myself as I turned right, for the third time. Someone, at some point, had said you had to follow the right-hand path of a maze to get to the middle. Or maybe it was the left. Shit.
It wasn’t that I wasn’t enjoying myself, but I had lost all of the people I had been walking with and had been stumbling around lost for at least 10 minutes without seeing anyone I recognised.
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When the song began playing for the 7th time she knew then that she was indeed in hell. The people around her sang along as if they hadn’t been there the first six times. She just looked to the sky and screamed her frustration.
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“It’s raining again.”
“It’s always raining in this place. I don’t know how everyone hasn’t killed themselves just to get away from it.”
The being in gold snickered a little, twirling a tuft of hair absent-mindedly in their fingers.
The silver-eyed one smiled and poured them both another glass from the bottle placed between them.
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She stares at her reflection. If she was in a horror film, something would move behind her right now. Or her reflection would move. Nothing happens. She can see her shoulders move up and down as she breathes but other than that nothing moves. The tap is dripping. She twists it until it stops while still staring at her reflection. She wonders when she developed such prominent bags under her eyes. Her reflection stares out her, looking tired and withdrawn. She walks away, needing to start her day sooner rather than later. She doesn’t see her reflection smile as she turns.
She walked in the dark like any other woman. Quiet, unassuming and hurrying as though followed. She kept her head down and her fists clenched in her pockets. She walked like she was in danger.
She was not in danger.
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