setting: an office

me: ”                  ”

something resembling my coworker, sharing their form, but inside their brain case, an incredible pressure, a writhing mass of worm-like structures, or if they could break free a nest of tentacles, a foreign body trapped here and biding its time until it can crack bone like eggshell and erupt into the world full of hunger and fury: ”                   ”

[editors note: we tend to work in silence, with headphones on, listening to music]


commentary: this piece doesn’t work, because the open quotes should either be replaced with bracketed [silence] or, even better, replaced with some sort of mundane but immediately recognizable piece of corporate chit chat, providing a counterpoint to the ludicrously long character description