You will mysteriously receive a pinging noise on your computer and find you have an instant message on AIM which is weird because you didn’t even know AIM still existed let alone that it was installed on your computer. It will say “Why did you do this to me?” Thinking it is one of your misused soldiers you will reply that you are sorry but you don’t know what they are talking about. The person on the other side will say, “You left me here,” and you will be confused. But before you can express this confusion the voice will say “You left me here and I’m so cold.” No…that wasn’t a mistype. The computer will begin vocalizing the messages. “Why did you do it?” the voice will echo throughout the room. “Why did you leave me in this cold water? Why?” After freaking out for a moment you will realize that this isn’t a jilted follower but rather a long dead ghost. You can tell by the way they are communicating via AIM. This will calm you and you will tell them they have the wrong screen name and the ghost will apologize profusely.
Alone. You’re alone. You have never felt so far from the rest of humanity. You fear your own actions have caused you to be alienated from your friends and neighbors. But you have nothing to fear. There’s always someone there for you. Just over your shoulder. If you stay perfectly still you can see them out of the corner of your eye. Look right now. No. You moved your head just slightly. Try again only this time just move your eyes. You see them don’t you? You can almost hear them breathing. You…are never alone.
It seems you’re increasingly more aware these days. You’ve noticed that this is another one of those slightly dark and creepy while still marginally funny horoscope updates. You’re not sure if you should be worried about the horoscopologists or about the crack in the fourth wall which is becoming more and more obvious. What if you become too aware?
You can see what is happening here and you aren’t fooled. The others might be but not you. You can see this for what it truly is. You can see through the lies and the subterfuge. You can hear the truth being held hostage by their libelous campaign. Deceit looms above them like a cartoonish dark cloud. The others may allow themselves to be bought off by shiny lies and pretty words. But not you. You know. And you know what? You CAN believe it’s not butter.
You may have been ejected from your photography class but that hasn’t dampened your spirit. Today you have decided to go through the pictures you’ve taken to find some to put online. There’s this one of a little girl in your neighborhood. Huh…you don’t remember taking this picture. Same with this one of an older man feeding the squirrels. In fact…you couldn’t have taken that picture. The old man has been hospitalized for a month now. Where did this photo come from. And here’s another one. This is of you. This is a picture of you cooking dinner last night but…you don’t know where it came from. You don’t…you didn’t take these pictures. Did you?
What started out as a wholesome church group has evolved into something dark and sinister. The world is starting to feel a little less material and the air has begun tasting of pennies. As you move the air feels thick and velvety. You find yourself more and more comfortable the darker this atmosphere gets. At least they have cookies…
After your rumor scare yesterday you felt the need to check up on Virgo, as the one friend you thought you should worry about. But as you approached their front door you suddenly found yourself turned into a bowl of petunias. The only thought to cross your mind was “Oh no, not again.” It is speculated that if we knew the reason behind that thought we might understand a little more about the way the universe works. We just hope you don’t bother questioning why we understood the thoughts of a bowl of petunias.*
The room has begun becoming strangely warm and bright today, Scorpio. And it will continue. The brightness and warmth are a strong and unwelcome presence which will only get worse as the day goes on. Soon the light will assume the form of thousands of little balls of energy buzzing around you. Do you know what these are Scorpio? These are the SOULS you’ve had people promise to you in their EULAs. This is your doing, Scorpio. This is YOUR. DOING.
You start your hike towards where you think your drone has crashed and you find yourself lost in thought. You don’t notice as the scenery around you changes, the atmosphere shifts. You are so lost in your thoughts that when you finally come to, you are shocked to find that you are no longer in a canyon, but in fact are in Candyland. The boardgame. GET THE HELL OUT OF THERE, SAG, YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT DARKNESS LURKS!
Life is good. Life is so good. You are so proud of your charity. You guys are giving so much back to the community. You are all smiles all the time. All. The. Time. Are you still smiling? Yes? Good. Keep smiling Capricorn. Everything is going to be all right. Nothing will be wrong again. Smile. Smile.
You’ve been sitting in this corner for a while now, staring out the window. Something is moving out there. You know it. And you know that it’s coming for you. But you can’t get anyone else to believe you. You try to tell them that something wants to come after you and hurt you but no one can understand what you’re saying. Sometimes they just simply can’t hear you. So you leave the room, hoping that if you can’t look out the window then it won’t be there. That it won’t be coming to hurt you. But you can hear it now; its feet pounding behind you. It wants to catch you and it wants to hurt you. You know this is a dream. All you have to do is wake up. Why won’t you wake up. It is on your heels now and you are dredging through the halls like the air is made of molasses. You can feel it getting closer like knives going through your spine. It’ll be okay, you tell yourself as you feel its presence engulfing you. You will wake up. All you have to do is wake up. But you’ve been asleep for so long…what if this is your world now? What if you don’t wake up? No. You will wake up. You chant this as you feel its teeth rip into your skin. You know you’ll wake up. You have to.
The vigilante kids have begun noticing some strange noises around their lair. Things have been moved from where they put them and in the middle of the night two of them woke up to find weapons placed on top of them, as though someone wants them to know that they were close enough that they could have killed them. They are all starting to get really nervous. All except for the leader. He doesn’t believe he can be overtaken and thinks the others are being paranoid. He will be proven wrong. You will prove that little shit wrong…
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