Darkness in, hope out.
I’ve been sitting here staring at this wall for a while. The blood of Fred, the guard of my private slice of hell, was still rotting away. I liked Fred, mind you. Nice guy. He fed me, talked to me, kept me human. But he stole Dianne’s food. He shouldn’t do that. I hate it when people hurt people I like. Now he’s dead.
Like dear old Dennis. He HIT my MOTHER. He had no right to life. Now I’m here. Memorizing the wall. Listening to the voices tell me things. Kill, maim, eat ice-cream it tastes good.
Why am I here? Can’t you tell? People fear me. Hate me. I killed my new papa and got shipped away. I made my mama cry. I deserve it. But he HIT her.
I guess I’ve been here a few years. It’s been a week since my last meal. Had to eat rats. Everyone else died when the grey men came. They left me alone. Didn’t see me? I dunno. Ate my friends. I have the key to my cell now. Do I want out though? More grey men out there maybe. Better then in here. Maybe there’s ice-cream. Guess I’ll leave. Poor Fred. He might have come with me if he hadn’t hurt my friends. Now the rats eat him. If I ate a rat did I also eat Fred? Strange thought. Gotta avoid those. People don’t like em. Makes em think I’m weird. Crazy. I’m not crazy.
Name’s Tommy by the way. Tommy… something. Never mattered much for so long I dunno my last name. The voices chatter on.
There’s a grey man ahead. Eating Deloris. I hated her so much. Rude lady. Now I’m leaving. Crap, he saw me. Where to go? I can see the door. I should leave. Find a weapon. Run away to freedom. The air is fresh. I guess the grey man didn’t see me after all. Or was too busy eating fat old Deloris. That was rude. I’m sorry.
There’s a town ahead. Where is everyone? What’s with the blood? Do cows like cats?
Gotta keep it together. Find friends. Make a new home.
Find my mama? I loved her. She feared me.
I’ll just keep walking. Maybe there are people ahead. Eating my icecream.