Pizza Contest #11: Writing Prompt: You live up in a world where all people are 'your kind' - like-minded, and very similar to you, for better or worse. Show me around.

"Wh-where am I?" My mind ached.

"Anna? Anna I was so worried!" A man cried as I was smothered with hugs

"What- what are you talking about? What is this?" I coughed.

"You were in a coma Anna- you don't remember do you?" He sighed.

"Remember what?"

He laughed, and laughed, and laughed, "You're death Anna."

My mind raced as my entire existence, it seemed, was pushed back through time. Memories, I could see memories- they were my memories. I seemed to be falling backward in an endless void of despair, I could see nothing. I didn't exist.

A shadow stepped through the darkness. It's long, bony hands pulling towards it, "Welcome! Welcome! Visit at your leisure!" It chanted.

"I don't understand," I questioned as i tried to see its face.

"My darling Anna," it laughed,"You will see soon enough."


"Do you want to see my face? They all ask to see my face."

"Why would I-"

"I know you want to. Just a peek. You don't have to look for long."

"Alright?" I responded with doubt.

Several lights were lit and I could see it. This thing. It's face was white with paint and it's razor like teeth were. Hanging outside its mouth, it's beady red eyes looking into my very being.

"Is your skin burned?" I asked.

"Severely," it chuckled.

"What are you?"

It looked at me with sadness, then quickly with joy,"I am what you call, Fear, I am anxiety. I am jealously, I am ignorance, I am anger, I am misfortune, I am guilt, I am everything that makes you tick."

"I don't know what that is," I responded, feeling oblivious.

"Oh I'm well aware, Anna, that is why I exist. Without your conscience to keep me locked away, I am free to do as I please."


"Don't bother trying to make sense of it now. You'll blow your brains out," it laughed.

The lights were blown out and i was alone, so terribly alone. But yet, I could feel something inside me, something moving and something alive. A bright purple light dimmed from my chest as my mouth and eyes were forced open to their limits and a purple mass gathered in the air.

I shivered as the mass took form. It formed and the light shined brighter," Who are you?" I asked hoarsely.

"I am you."

"I don't understand."

The other me stayed silent for what seemed ages and then spoke,"I am you, with the additional knowledge of everything that is, was, or will be. I am a timeless being. I am your consciousness."

"I-I can't remember any of this, w-why can't I remember?" I pleaded.

"Sh, you're emotions and thoughts create more than you know. I will show you what you want," my other self said as they reached down and touched my forehead and throat,"You don't exist."

My vision blurred and a wave of nausea overwhelmed me, I can see everything. What will, what is, and what was... I am infinite. "I don't exist," I exhaled as I phased through the floor.

I was no longer with my other self nor did I have the cosmic knowledge that she temporarily gave me, yet- I felt strangely different. It was as if-"Who's there? I smell someone there!" A female voice screeched.

I remained silent.

"I know you're there, please don't hurt me," it said as a seemingly blind woman fumbled out of the darkness.

"I'm not going to hurt you," i said as she twitched in my direction

"A-Anna? Anna is it truly you?" She stuttered.

"How do you know my name?"

"Anna," she said touching my face," I am your Sorrow, your humbleness, your sadness, your depression, I am everything that makes you sad."

"Why are you blind?"

"My sight was taken from me," she sobbed.

"By who?"

"You," she pointed her bony fingers in my face.

"What do you mean?"

"All the drinking, the drugs, the toxins, the mental disorders, i couldn't take it anymore." She laughed psychotically.

"I'm sorry," i put my hand on her shoulder.

She took my arm and dug her nails into my wrists. Into my scars. "No you're not."

I screamed in pain as blood started to gush from my wrists,"Stop it!" I yelled,"Please stop it!"

The whites of her eyes turned blue,"Shut your mouth you stupid bitch. You don't exist!" She wailed.

And yet again those words, those three words. My vision blurred and I was in another room, only this room was fully lit and an old woman sat at a table sowing,"Hello?" My voice echoed.

The woman's head turned and she looked at my wounds,"it's nothing," I covered my arms.

She ran towards me, "Oh honey, what happened?"

"Just a misunderstanding, nothing much," I answered.

She put her hand directly on the wound and signed,"Scars. Anna what were you thinking?" She mumbled.

"All better," she said looking into my eyes.

"Who are you?" I marveled as I examined my now healed arm.

"I am happiness, I am joy, I am bliss, serenity, paradise, hopefulness, I am everything that makes you happy." She smiled.

"I don't know what that is," i plagued.

"Don't worry about it, you'll see soon enough," she chuckled as she tapped my nose "You don't exist."

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