The Darkness

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Three

In the hallway. Back to the door. Stare into the growing darkness. Round and round it goes.

Half of the hallway, starting from the stairs, is already gone. The doors of the bedroom and, nearer, the bathroom, are bulging outward, into the hallway.

Quiet.

Something's oozing from under the bathroom door and leaking out of the keyhole. The screws are being forced out.

Still.

The crank breaks off.

The torch dies.

The doors burst.

The walls groan in the darkness.

No choice.

Open the door.

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