Photograph(s) copyright Shaun O’Boyle
Inspired by The Soul Food Cafe Prompt:
Have you ever stood in a dark hallway in a strange building all alone with a flashlight that you found rolling around in the trunk of your car?
It worked fine when you first flicked the switch on and it worked fine when you were with your friends but it was not fine when you broke away from the group to check out those doors- those doors that were shut when you first pointed your flashlight in their direction.
But you were sure that with the last weak beam of light you saw one door ajar- and you were just as sure when you turned around and the last of the light died away you saw the rest of the doors standing wide open.
What kind of things, you thought to yourself, would chose to live in the darkness- what kind of creature would wade through fetid water and be able to listen to the echoes of screaming rusted hinges that go on for ever and ever.
And what kind of monster, you thought to yourself, could stand next to those wide open doors- with the blackness streaming out-
And like it?
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