The deep dark pressed in on me as I
scrambled blindly across the room. My fingers trembled as I felt
the back of the door, searching frantically for the smooth metal
that would grant me exit from this lonely hell. I found it! My
fingers caressed the cool handle as I tugged at the door,
swinging it open. However, this sudden feeling of freedom was
bitter-sweet as a crushing pain shot right through my left leg
and my little toe burned with the sudden impact. I grimaced, it
was a necessary sacrifice.
I scrambled out of the room and faced the next task. The
invisible stair stretched out in my mind, seemingly endless. I
took a deep breath and moved forward, carefully heading
downwards. Each foot carefully explored the area ahead of me in
the crushing darkness. Suddenly, I felt an extreme stabbing
sensation in my left foot, not far from the crushed little toe.
The pain was such that I could barely let the foot touch the
ground and so I had to hop blindly down the stairs while the
dark ahead of me seemed to claw at my soul.
As I reached the bottom of the stairway, I plunged into the
darkness. Fear had left me now and I was filled with a sudden
resolve to see an end to this sorry affair. I felt confidently
along the wall, knowing that what I was seeking would be close.
Finding the doorway, I pulled it firmly open.
Flicking the switches on the wall, light returned. I then looked
down to my pain-filled foot, and removed from it the drawing pin
I had dropped earlier that day.
This is why I hate it when a bulb goes during the night. It
flips every damn fuse in the house.
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