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Saturday, July 5

Nemo Solus Sapit: Part 4 – The Cell

Guppy woke with a start. The darkness rendered the room almost void of any color. It took Guppy a moment to orient himself.

His eyes wandered across the unfamiliar room. He couldn’t shake the feeling that he was being watched.

Then he heard it. A ragged breathing sound, like someone standing over his bed. But he didn’t see anything.

Guppy gingerly crossed to the door and peeked through the glass partition into the empty corridor. He glanced back at the room, and still saw nothing.

There was the sound of footsteps approaching. A light switched on down the corridor. The footsteps got closer and closer, until they stopped right outside the door.

Guppy recoiled from the door, waiting.

A key entered the lock and jiggled it. The door didn’t open. He could make out a shadow at the glass partition.

After a minute where nothing happened, Guppy crept back to the door. He slowly inched up to the glass to peer through it.

A pair of piercing eyes met his gaze. It was the woman who had caused his car crash. [MORE]

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