What It Means To Be Dead

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The door slams closed with a deafening thud. Startled by the sound, you wake up sore and stiff. Blood flows down your bruised and battered face. Your eyes are swollen shut but you can still see the gray concrete walls of isolation. Spitting out blood, you feel that some teeth have been knocked out. You should be dead. At this moment you wish you were. Crimson seems to stain your entire body. You turn and fall. Pain sparks every nerve and cell with renewed agony. You groan trying to block out the pain. You hear a shuffle. ‘Maybe they’re coming back to finish me.’ Your eyes close in painless sleep and faintly you hear the door crash into the wall. You dream of how you got into that cell in the first place. It was a good day, sunny with no clouds

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