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The Door I Make

Looking outside the window towards the darkness, she missed seeing the lush green trees, the never ending sky. Heavy fog had settled in with some drizzle and lightning. She did not know how to go back to the place she came from since she had locked herself in and then all the doors she came from had vanished one by one. The only thing she was able to see in the dark was the silhouette of some people and it felt as if they were burning a whole starting right into her soul. Their eyes shining bright like that of a fox and a constant grin. They got closer and she started feeling scared. She tightened the window knob, scared that the strangers would come in.

The people were just near her window when out of nowhere her room started filling with water. She looked around trying to find the source and also trying to control her fear of the strangers.

The water soon reached her feet and the strangers who were not too close, were now standing in front of her window. She then rightly knew that it was done by them. She tried calling the people she knew for help, some said that she’s just making it up, some tried to calm her down, and some tried giving her ideas to get out of the place by breaking the fragile wall as she can’t go out from the window with the strangers standing there but nothing came to help.

She looked all around trying to find a way out except for the window but didn’t find any.

She was there in the middle of the room staring from time to time at the window and the fast growing water with no door for her to leave.

The water had now reached her forearms. She knew that she’d drown if she didn’t do anything. Her legs felt heavy as if her feet were stuck to the ground.

She went around the room struggling to break the walls which now weren’t so fragile anymore. The walls had become of concrete which were earlier made of paper. Her hands started bleeding in the process of breaking the wall but nothing happened. The strangers who were standing outside smirking were now trying to break the window. The feelings she had that moment were of pure horror.

The only way out was the window, but what she saw made her spine curl. The people outside were closer to the window now, smirking at her they tightened the window from the outside leaving her to drown. With the water reaching till her neck she was in a state of panic.

Trying to move her legs she succeeded in moving them but forgot how to swim at the moment. Shouting for help was futile since she was the one who built this wall where no one could reach.

She knew her end was near, her mind went back to the time she met a lady outside the room who warned her that she will suffocate in here but she had ignored her warning. The lady still caringly had told her that if the time comes when she is near death and wants to save herself the door won’t exist for her to go out and the only way out is to build one herself.

She knew what was to be done now and let the water consume her to build a door for herself. In her head she knew that all she had to do is break the wall.


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I am a law student and a content writer here, who appreciates harmless sarcasm. I write about whatever my brainbox (or yours) fancies. Writing something other than research papers and assignments makes life a little less chaotic, for it gives a sense of unwinding your emotions. I like exploring and talking over ideas and thoughts (and an open political discussion).

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