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The Voice

By fortheaesthetic All Rights Reserved ©

Mystery / Horror

Chapter 1

It's dark. So very dark. Looking around, I see nothing but a blank void. There's no one else around. I must be the only one here. I then analyze my condition. I seem to be perfectly fine. No cuts, bruises, bumps or scraped can be found on my person. The only thing is that I seem to be lying down for some reason. Why is that? I stand up, brush off my clothes, er what can be called clothes. I'm not really sure what I'm wearing? Are these jeans? Am I wearing a t-shirt? Are these sneakers on my feet? I don't know. The words don't seem to fit my situation. Oh well. I don't need them right now. I just need to find out where I am and, if possible, how I can get back.

Where to?

I spin around, frantic.

"Who said that?"

Where do you want to go?

"I said, who said that?"

I'm right here.

I turn in all directions but see no one else.

"Where? I don't see you."

Exactly. You don't see me but yet you do.

"What does that suppose to mean?"

Look around.

I do as the voice says but it changed nothing.

Now look at me.

"How? I don't see you. There's nothing but a big black void."

Bingo.

"Huh? Are you saying you're this…this void."

Right-o. Ten points for the human.

"Bu-but…"

Oh? You're wondering how I'm speaking to you if I'm nothing but air?

I nod, my voice seemingly not wanting to cooperate.

Well…we'll get to that soon. Right now, we have bigger fish to fry.

"Like what?"

Why, you of course.

"Explain."

There's nothing to explain…Well, actually there's a lot to explain but all do in time. Now, do as I say and all will be answered soon enough.

" 'All will be answered soon enough?' What does-"

Hush, hush. Now walk.

"Walk? That's it?"

Yes, now go.

Shrugging my shoulders, I walk in a straight line.

"Now what?"

Just keep walking. You'll come to it eventually.

Eventually to what?

Eventually to the answer.

"Did you just-"

Read your mind? Why yes. It's one of the many…uh…quirks of being nothing but air.

"Did you say something?"

Huh? Oh no. You must've imagined it.

I keep on walking. So far I've seen nothing but black. I feel as though I've been walking for hours but getting absolutely nowhere. What am I suppose to find? I'm in a strange place with no one else around. It's pitch black. I'm surprised I haven't tripped on something yet.

Are you still walking?

"Yes I am. Though I feel as if I've been walking for hours but getting nowhere."

But you have been getting somewhere! About 50 meters or so.

"That far? Seems a bit far-fetched."

How so?

"Well, I've been walking for a total of 4 hours and with how fast I was going, I should have gone at least 150 meters or more-"

A loud bark emanating from behind me cuts me off. I turn around, seeing nothing but my gut tells me to run. So I do. I run straight ahead at top speed. The weird voice is saying something but I ignore it. Heart pumping, adrenaline rushing through my veins. My lungs burning, gasping for air but I don't stop. I run faster, desperate to get away. I look back to see if the "dogs" are still chasing me but it's hard to tell. An outline of a person catches my eye. I run faster, hoping to catch up but before I could a blinding light shines upon me. My vision turns white. Then black again.


A loud beeping noise wakes me up. White. Everything is white. A few monitors surround what looks like a bed? Is that where I'm at? A bed? I try sitting up but something's holding me down. My eyes widened at the restrains on my arms, legs, and torso.

"Wh-what is this?"

"Oh? So you're awake?"

My breath catches in my throat as I turn to the source of that voice. A man in a lab coat holding a clipboard stands at the end of the room.

"You've been out for two days. Must've been the new drug they gave you." He marks something onto the clipboard before returning hiss attention to me.

"Drug? What new drug? Where am I?"

"Huh? You don't know?"

I shake my head.

"Well…"

He paces towards the "bed" and lowers his head to my ear. He says only one thing and leaves, locking the door behind him.

"All will be answered soon enough."

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