Creatures stalk everyone. Always. They haunt and infect us.
My creature, an amorphous mist,
Slithers near the ground. It merges with my shadow and crawls up my legs—and my pores absorb it. I decay in real time: my physiology weakens, my ego implodes. A supernova blasts through my skull, re-wiring me.
Every moment this creature inhabits me I lose the will to separate from it. Its lucidity comforts me. But it also breaks me, and the worlds flashing before my eyes dissolve before I can muster the energy to record them.
A creature, Frustration, consumes me. It spawns Disorientation and Confusion.
I reify these emotions the way our ancestors anthropomorphized physics. Having superimposed it on the world, I now feed on it,
And it feeds on itself. (more…)