Thirsty

October 17, 2011
By tr3bl3grrl SILVER, Lincoln, Nebraska
tr3bl3grrl SILVER, Lincoln, Nebraska
8 articles 5 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Fascinating. I am being possessed by unspeakable evil." --Tweek, Avalon #7
OR... "THE HUNKY-DORY THING ZAPPED ME!!" --Trunko, Ugly Doll Show.


Jug of water.
Completely dry.
Bread is old.
One bite.
Crust is cracked.
Old dry bone.
Meat is gone.
Marrow sucked.
There is no light.
There is no sound.
Only the steady thumping of my heart.
Thump-thump.
Thump-thump.
My trembling hands run
Over the cold walls.
It is oh, so cold.
But there is no moisture
To soften my dry lips.
My tongue is a
Swollen bloated balloon of a whale.
My throat is parchment--
Pale, cracked, dusty.
I have no wish for light.
It would blind me.
I have no wish for food.
I cannot hold it down.
I have no wish for friends.
I have nothing to say.
Nothing to share.
All I want is water.
Thump-thump.
Thump-thump.
My eyes roam desperately.
I cannot see.
There is nothing but blackness.
If I fell into a well, it would be heaven.
Pitch black.
Full of water.
My wish is to die
In a stream
Or a pond.
Surrounded by life.
No.
My captors have greater punishments.
They do not drown me.
They do not stab me.
They wait patiently for me to die
Of thirst.
Underwater.
Yes--I am held here in a cell
Underwater.
At the bottom of the ocean.
Enough air to last me for years.
There is a window
Made of unbreakable glass.
I have tried.
It shows the currents. It shows the ripples.
It shows me life.
At the bottom of the ocean here,
the pressure is not enough to
crush me.
It is not that deep.
It is deep enough to take away light.
And so I await my death.
To die of thirst
In a land that knows
Nothing but water
And life.
Thump-thump.
Thump-thump.
Thump-thump...
There will be no escape.


The author's comments:
I was kind of thinking about death and torture and stuff, and creepy stories, and I thought, "Well, we need water for everything, so what if you did something really bad and people wanted to torture you, and surrounded by water, but no way to get it? Like Tantalus in Tartarus in Greek Mythology, surrounded by food and water but unable to eat it because it would move out of the way when he would reach for it. That would suck.

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