[Short Story]The Labyrinth

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The labyrinth is a web of corridors going nowhere. A structure so elaborate it inspires fear and chaos in the minds of those trapped.

The labyrinth is, also, indifferent. It exists. What happens inside is ruled by different forces.

There must be a way out. A secret passage. A shortcut.

Those who ask why will get only one answer.

What if there isn’t one? What if the light at the end of the tunnel is an illusion?

This labyrinth has no sense of humor, even though many of its captives will laugh through clenched teeth, trying to free themselves from rage.

From desolation. From fear. From anger. From the dark silence that surrounds them.

It’s so quiet inside this maze that the only noise is created by your mind, by your eager heartbeats, by your footsteps.

You are alone.

Utterly and inconsolably so.

The rules that were used to build this maze cannot be used against it.

In a way, there are no rules.

Trying to break down the walls in an attempt to find an exit will end in tears.

There is no exit. No way out.

The labyrinth exists solely for the purpose of being understood, so that those trapped within its walls to understand themselves.

Its corridors take you everywhere and nowhere, depending on what you choose to believe.

Some prisoners are in a hurry, others are strolling.

Those who’ll wish to go back, will get lost. They’ll lose their minds trying to recreate what was and can no longer be.

Very few see the labyrinth for what it truly is. A mirror reflecting back what lies within their own hearts. They use this mirror to enjoy themselves.

To enjoy the silence. The darkness. The strips of light that hit the walls from time to time.

This labyrinth…we all have to go through it. Whether we want to or not.

Because this labyrinth is… life.

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15 thoughts on “[Short Story]The Labyrinth

      • I think you are a lot more of a writer than you give yourself credit for! Are you genre specific or just kind of write what you feel? I love anything dark and contemplative~ But we do share the starting the blog from stories in common :3 I figured there would be only one way a lot of my writing would ever see the light of day; blog’em.

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        • I started out (like most writers) with Science Fiction, then wanted to write “real stuff,” so wrote a bit of magical realism, psychological thrillers, mainstream fiction, and then reverted back to science fiction, fantasy…

          I write pretty much everything. My latest novel(it’s not that new because it was released in December 2017) is a sort of odd mixture between real stuff and satire. Oh, and erotica. And a bit of mystery, murder, and suspense.

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          • I like how you just slip in, “oh and erotica” xDDD I’ve had some erotica published. I write it as well. I’m glad you went back to genre! I think people misunderstand it and just because it isn’t literary doesn’t mean that it isn’t any less real in terms of how people explain the Human condition, love, hate, etc, you know?
            I had a CW teacher that literally told the whole class the genre writing was silly and we were going to focus on what really mattered, literary. I got upset with him and actually dropped that class cause he was trash in my mind >> Literary is fine but don’t step on the dreams of your students (sorry, I went on a tangent haha)

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  1. It feels like a fragment of my mind has been taken and turned into something wonderful……
    I’ve tried to imagine and write about a LABYRINTH once or twice, but the labyrinth has its effect there too, I get lost….
    This one though, I simply Love it.

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