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Virtual Reality - Chapter 6 - Piggeh Pumped Chapter 6 - Piggeh Pumped
"It is going to go up, right?" Felix questioned. There was a pause where I couldn't answer. Then it shifted and began to move upward. I nodded to him with a smile. When the room jolted to a stop the lights flickered out. We locked eyes with a mutual look of fear before the elevator plummeted at least ten floors. Inhumane-like screams echoed through the shaft until we crashed at the bottom. That's when I blacked out.
Felix was still unconscious when I finally came around. The pain in my legs outmatched anything I had ever felt. Taking one of the laudanum I found the task of standing up a little easier. It was enough to get to Felix and pour a bottle in his mouth. With a muffled groan his eyes fluttered open. Then came a look of confusion. That was quickly followed by remembrance and pain.
"I need another one, bro " His voice was barely a whisper. I
[transmissions of a dead girl]i am the
moon: i am
the silver pill
to weigh down
into leaden eyes--
i am the
of the dark.
the stars are
all dead in their
you'll be safe, dear,
as i am the moon,
with all of your
(i am good bye and yet,
you think only of romantic
i am the moon.
i am the crescent
and dead altogether,
i still die.
All Here For A ReasonI turned onto a shady, well-manicured driveway that, for all intents and purposes, looked harmless enough. Maple trees lined both sides of the street, and a parade of Canadian geese marched across the road to a wide duck pond with a flamboyant fountain. There were blooming crepe myrtles and rose-of-sharons, and as I grew closer to my destination, neatly trimmed gardens with neatly trimmed bushes.
I stopped to let the geese pass. They looked at me; one hissed. I honked my horn and moved around them.
At the end of the road sat a collection of grayish buildings and a number of signs directing me to the appropriate parking lot. "Welcome to Ten Creeks Hospital," said one of them. "Please enjoy your stay." I parked in the visitor's lot. Surely I wouldn't be staying.
I was shaking when I got out of my car. I had spent the morning getting high. One foot in front of the other, flip-flop noises, hot sidewalk. Mulberry and magnolia trees, freshly shaved grass. A bench and pan for smokers. A set o
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