They're here...


I'm just this guy, you know?

To expand on that, I am also the following...

- A former ficly member who is 38 years old and is schizoaffective (depressive type)

- Into creating languages and fantasy worlds from scratch

- A listener of audiobooks & good tunes

- Always too hard on myself

They come for you at night, you know that?

They come and they take you. They bring you to their ship or their lab. They put things inside you. Little machines. Little machines so that they can talk to you. Tell you things. Tell you that they are in control. That nothing is going to be ok again. That they are following you.

And they are following you. They are always following you. They're tracking you. You know that they are tracking you, right? You know that?

They are stopping you from using it. From contacting them. They know you can do it. They know you have the ability. They've always known and they need to stop it. They won't tell you why they need to but they need to and they will do whatever they have to do to stop it.

You aren't safe. You will never be safe. You never were safe.

They were always there. Planning, plotting, hindering, ruining.


But you knew that, right? right?


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Comments (5 so far!)

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ElshaHawk LoA

ElshaHawk LoA

Of course. So you get some friends and lay down in a field to spell out your message. They'll get it.

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Mighty-Joe Young LOA

Mighty-Joe Young LOA

This was definately awesome. I feel like i need prozac just from reading it, or maybe they really are watching and I don't need any medicine at all.

  • #1619 Posted 5 years ago
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The medicine just quietens the voices: it doesn't make them stop listening.

  • #1651 Posted 5 years ago
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Your use of fragments here is really effective--asks the reader to breathe faster, these little gasps of text.

  • #1839 Posted 5 years ago
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Jim Stitzel

Jim Stitzel

Oh, man, I don't have schizophrenia, just depression and anxiety, but holy hell, this resonates in a very similar way with me.

And ethel, that comment just makes this piece all that much more disturbing.

  • #2440 Posted 5 years ago
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Story prompt:

Write about your personal biggest fear. Make us fear it, too.

Your Biggest Fear by ElshaHawk LoA

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