As I awoke and opened my eyes, I saw only darkness. It was the kind of darkness that stands in old forgotten corridors and which fills the mind with doubt. I remained in this bed that I had awoken from as my mind shuddered away in attempts at recalling who I was and where I am, while all the time that oppressive darkness bore upon me.
As moments passed, I came to recall who I was but the location of my residence continued to elude me. What is this place? Where am I? Why do I have this growing feeling of dread?
My mind raced through a haunting myriad of doubts and fears that tore at my very fiber. In my chest, my heart raced and fluttered like a panicked horse. In my ears, blood pumped with the violence of a thousand river rapids that drowned out all hearing as this darkness threatened to drown out me.
I desperately clutched at the sheets around me as I fought to maintain some sliver of tranquility, feeling comfort in the grasp of tangibility. Inside, a glutinous civil war raged through