The Place Part 15

There was no light anywhere, completely black. When I held out my hands in front of me, I could not see them, so, after a little bit, I started suspecting they were not even there. Meanwhile, the room stretched out and out. Too big to be called a room anymore. I was in a black world. Maybe a black universe.

I had been walking for a long time. I couldn’t be sure how long, you cannot measure time in complete darkness. If I could hear the beats of my heart, I could count those.

I grabbed my wrist and got the pulse. A sigh of relief escaped me, as I assured myself I was still real and had arms. I started counting the beats. 1… 2… 3… 4…

Then re-focused on the sound of footsteps. It had become slower and deliberate, like it was leading me. So I followed. The rhythm was different than my heartbeat. Made sure I do not lose track of it. 47… 48… 49…

It was entirely possible I was in a long dark hallway. Not an enormous room at all. If I stepped to the side, I would hit the wall. Surely! Right? 130… 131… 132…

The next part, I cannot be sure it really happened. The mind creates illusions when under stress and when deprived of stimuli. So it could all be just a dream. Nevertheless, let me tell you about it.

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