Drip, drip, drip.

Echos around the cell.

Drip, drip, drip.

My world narrows. My vision is distorted. The pipe looms, big as a giant.

Drip, drip, drip.

I shiver-shake. Goosebumps form. Rot between my toes, fingers, knees.

Drip, drip, drip.

Dark. My eyes, so sensitive, pick up the slight difference between shadows and grey half-light.

Drip, drip, drip.

Cell stinks of my own soil. They used to clean it.

Drip, drip, drip.

Stomach, long past empty, tries to swallow itself. They've left me here to die.

Drip, drip, drip.

Wrists tied above me. Ankles below.

Drip, drip, drip.

Fingers numb.

Drip, drip, drip.

So alone. The shadows used to dance for me. Now they weep.

Drip, drip, drip.

The pipe gapes. It wants to swallow me.

Drip, drip, drip.

I want it to swallow me.

Drip, drip, drip.

So far away. My chains are weak.

Drip, drip, drip.

I am weak. I pull.

Drip, drip, drip.

I feel something give. Not my chains.

Drip, drip, drip.

Wrists broken. Pain jolts through me and I almost wake up.

Drip, drip, drip.

Pull again. And again. Slam back against the wall.

Drip, drip, drip.

The pipe is coming for me. Pull, stretch, yearn, strain towards it.

Drip, drip, drip.

It is coming.

Drip, drip, drip.

Please. Please swallow me. What's left of me.

Drip, drip, drip.

Bigger and bigger. Closer and closer.

Drip, drip, drip.

Dark.

Drip, drip, drip.

It's so dark. I see the cell through the pipe, barely.

Drip, drip, drip.

Pull myself up the pipe with ruined arms. Do I still have arms?

Drip, drip, drip.

Is that - is that light?

Drip, drip, drip.

Light. Warmth. I turn around. There's a cell below me.

Drip, drip, drip.

There's a person in the cell. Broken.

Drip, drip, drip.

Blood behind the head trickles slowly to the floor.

Drip, drip, drip.