Until roughly two hours ago, it was considered a dismissible impulse. People laughed when their friends admitted to experiencing it. They called it a joke or a prank. But for me, it was more than a fleeting thought. It was an unshakable urge that crept up on me every time I looked over the edge of a tall building or drove on a curvy road. And today, as I stood on the brink of the tallest building in the city, I gave in to that urge.
In the moments before I jumped, my mind raced with thoughts that made me feel both alive and terrified. There was a twinge of excitement as I imagined the wind whipping through my hair and the rush of adrenaline coursing through my veins. But there was also a deep sense of dread as I considered the outcome of my actions. Would I feel death’s embrace too soon? Would the sudden stop at the end of my fall obliterate my existence?
As my feet left the ledge and gravity took over, I stayed in the moment, experiencing every second of the exhilarating descent. I screamed and laughed as I plummeted to the ground. And then, just as suddenly as it began, it was over.
But instead of experiencing the finality of death, I was transported to a strange realm where everything was both familiar and foreign. I found myself in a shadowy version of the city, filled with eerie versions of the places and people I knew. And lurking in the shadows was a creature that seemed to be made of the same darkness that surrounded me.
It moved closer, and as it did, I was overwhelmed with a sense of horror I could not explain. It was not the fear of death, but the fear of what could happen to me in this strange place. I tried to run, but every step I took seemed to bring me closer to the creature.
Until roughly two hours ago, it was considered a dismissible impulse. But now that I have given in to the call of the void, I realize that there are far worse things than death. Now I am trapped in this nightmare realm, pursued by an unspeakable entity. And I can only hope that I will find a way back to the world of the living before it’s too late.