The Lid

by Kevin Lawver
originally published at 08:26PM on Friday, March 16, 2007

I can’t get the lid off. I can’t get the lid off. I can’t get the lid off. I need what’s inside. My head is going to explode if I don’t get those little round pills out right now.

The vein on my forehead is starting to throb. I can see it pulsating in the mirror over the bathroom sink. I can see my red eyes, pupils fully dilated until there’s nothing of my iris but a thin blue line, separating black from red.

The change is coming, and it’s almost too late. Should I keep trying, or get the handcuffs so no one else has to get hurt? Three minutes, that’s all I have left once the pupils go before things start getting out of control.

I can’t get the lid off… I can’t get the lid off… I can’t get the lid off.

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Comments

  • from Robotech_Master:

    All right, I’ll bite.

    I know how to get inspired by photos, story starters, story enders, and words of the day.

    But how do you get insipired by quotations?

  • from Kevin Lawver:

    Check out the inspiration page. I just added a bunch of new feeds (they show up at random, so you may need to reload a couple times to see the quotes).

  • from Saffron:

    Great suspense buildup!