Nihil – Chapter 1: Lost – Part 1

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1. Lost

“Who are you?”

The voice wasn’t the same as before. It was more human. It wasn’t hostile anymore. I felt that my surroundings had changed as well. No longer was I shackled in an empty Void.

“Heyho! You’re alright, man?” He wasn’t talking from all around me anymore. I clearly heard a speaker from above my head. I suddenly felt the wet wall I was putting my back against.

“I’d appreciate if you could give me any sign of life. You know, I really don’t have any issues with talking to corpses, still, it’s better to know.” I opened my eyes. I was sitting in a murky room. It looked like some sort of a laboratory, that was abandoned in a hurry. Devices of all kinds were all over the place. It seemed as if this room was some sort of an examination room with some barely comfortable furniture.

“Hey! I can hear your heavy breathing. Talk to me, man!” I could locate the speaker above me he was using. I was sure, he wasn’t the one I was talking to before.

“Who-who are you? Where are you? Where am I?” I was hoping to finally get some answers to this mess of thought and faded spots in my mind.

Chasing Shadows

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This is my first short story, so please comment your opinion. There is also this PDF thingy, but you can’t talk there.

A man in a business suit was on walking down the road. Along his long and tedious journey home, he was accompanied by no one, but the leather briefcase in his left, the weight of exhaustion on his legs and the elongated shadow at his feet, mirroring his every movement.

It was a warm, midsummer night like any other. The desiccated leaves on a line of trees nearby sizzled at the gentlest of gusts in the otherwise stale air, crying out for a rain that has yet to arrive for one more week. In the distance, a pack of dogs’ barking chorus serenaded the moon, visible in its entirety in the complete absence of clouds.

The faltering streetlights only managed to carve momentary cones of luminescence into the black veil that has settled upon the pavement, yet it did not bother the man. A regular commuter on this path, he had taken the course so many times that his body could maneuver the street in pitch darkness without any conscious input. Such was the case tonight as well.

Nihil – Prologue: Before

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The book of Nihil Chapter One is out, you can read it here, or in PDF format if you are into that, you filthy animal. It’s 100% percent like a book despite the scent. And the loading screen.

Prologue: Before

„Can you remember why are you here?”

Asked a calm voice. It didn’t feel hostile, yet it reeked of some sort of an unwelcome cold tone, as if it was maintaining a perfect appearance, overcoming the underlying disgust.

„No…” I didn’t even notice the words leaving my mouth, only long after their resonance had died out in the empty space.“W-where am I?” It struck me as I was thinking about my unconscious reply. I didn’t even know what place ‘Here’ was referring to.

“Look around! Can’t you recognize anything at all?” He sounded a bit more uneasy as I couldn’t give him a proper reaction.

“I can’t even see anything! What’s going on?” I started panicking as I was giving words to my thoughts.

“Relax, but try to pay attention to me! You’re not in danger. You’ll be able to see soon enough. Please, try to cooperate with me as much as you can!”

Weekly update

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I’m watching Beatless right now. If my nose starts bleeding, then my brain choose the shortest way out, call an ambulance immediately! This show is so stupid, that one can only wait to be immensely popular, as it can touch the widest variety of idiots.

By the way, the next chapter hit a small turbulence, so there might be a little delay on the flight. Please fasten your seatbelts, ladies and gentlemen, the best is yet to come!