Rohan Quine, “Apricot Eyes” – chapter 8 “Screeching worms” – second sample – video
He arrives at a swing-door. Through it comes a sickness of sound like no other.
He tiptoes to the door, rubs a finger near the corner of the greasy plastic window that’s set in it, and cranes up to look, but the plastic is greasy on the inside too, so he still can’t see through.
He pushes at the door, slips in and glances round. Then he sinks to his knees.
He’s alone, in a sense.
It’s a chamber with a large open tank, like an indoor swimming pool. The air is thick and crawling with droplets of moisture, so perspective on the edges of the tank is oddly warped. The stench is palpable.
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