Light In My Eyes

Jim Stitzel

I dabble a little in a lot of things — writing, webcomics, gaming, photography, web design, music, and more. I’m a full-time code-wrangler with far, far too much to do.


I lay down for bed and turn out the lamp, but I still can't sleep. It's the light behind my eyes that keeps me awake. The room may be pitch black, I may cover my eyes, squeeze them shut as tight as I can. It doesn't matter. There's still that light behind my eyes.

I haven't had a solid night's rest in weeks. The doctors all tell me it must be some kind of neurological condition. Neuronal misfires in my brain. Unknown stimulation of the optic nerve, possibly from an as-yet undiscovered tumor. The fact remains: they don't know, and I can't sleep.

I have my own theories about the source of that light, but no one would ever believe me. They'd tell me that the things I see coming out of that light aren't real, that I'm losing my mind. But I know the truth. I know they're real.

I have the scratches on the insides of my eyelids to prove it.


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ElshaHawk LoA

ElshaHawk LoA

Grim, creepy, and wouldn't that hurt? I like the way it twists my thinking and I have no idea what direction this tale will go.

  • #1363 Posted 1 year ago
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Jim Stitzel

Jim Stitzel

Yup, at the very least, it'd be uncomfortable.

  • #1364 Posted 1 year ago
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ethelthefrog

ethelthefrog

Ow ow ow ow ow.

I heard a guy on the radio who, after he lost his sight, his vision has been a constant collage of moving lights and shapes. Closing his eyes (obviously) has no effect, and it's driving him a bit crazy.

But I don't think that he's at the creatures-crawling-out-of-eyeballs stage yet.

  • #1365 Posted 1 year ago
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textual_phoenix

textual_phoenix

It never ceases to amaze me how much "OMG!" can be packed into 1,024 character. Brilliant job!

  • #1366 Posted 1 year ago
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Jim Stitzel

Jim Stitzel

Thank ya'! I love it when my writing generates visceral reactions. :)

  • #1367 Posted 1 year ago
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Kespan

Kespan

Wow - this is brilliant Jim. It was great, up until the last sentence, and then it become incredible.

Glad I didn't read this while lying in bed, about to go to sleep!

  • #1368 Posted 1 year ago
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