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Tormenting Voice

written by: Mark Kuglin



From a deep dark recess, a voice taunted me. "I'm here and I know you're aware of my presence." After a brief pause-- for a maniacal laugh-- it added, "You want to capture me and force me to submit to your will...But you can't, you don't have it in you!"

I was about to respond, but it cut me off and said-- in an omnipotent voice, "I am all powerful...All of your efforts are in vain."

Thoroughly disgusted by the hidden voice's theatrics-- and despite its dire warnings-- I ventured forth. I didn't have a clue as to where the tormenting little $#%& was hiding. In an effort to track it-- and to draw it out, I deliberately angered it. "If you're so great," I screamed. "Why do you hide like a little girl?"

"Who are you calling a little girl? You Boy Scout reject!"

"Is that the best you can do?" I snarkily replied. "It's not very clever for an omnipotent being!"

"Silence, you fool!" It angrily responded.

"Who are you calling a fool? I was close to getting you"

"Close only counts in horseshoes, $#%&"

"Ooooh...Another clever line from the Grand Poobah."

For a moment, I thought my plan would work. I was close to determining the voice's position when it suddenly realized what I was doing. Completely enraged, it scurried even further into the darkness and defiantly screamed, "You've captured some of my compatriots but you'll never get me!"

"You're no different," I hollered back. "I got them and I'll get you too."

"Give up you fool," It taunted. "We've increased security."

"Never!" I yelled at the top of my lungs. "I've captured and tamed your kind before and I'll do the same with you."

"I repeat...Give up you fool...You've captured, tortured and imprisoned your very last idea!"

"We shall see!" I screamed into the abyss.

Mark Kuglin

Mark Kuglin

JULY 2018 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at Spillwords.com
Mark Kuglin is an American expat currently living and working near Ensenada, Mexico. He writes fiction, poetry and the occasional essay. Samples of his work can be found on his website 'Mark Kuglin'.
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