The darkness makes a nest in my eyes, curling itself in my cranial cavity, its long flicking tail hanging from my corneas. I'm choking on its claws as they stroke my fear and throat. I feel the tipped talon of its claws close on something in my throat and my voice is stolen from me but with a simple tug I'm screaming endlessly, my eyes wide open and my mouth open wider. The creature giggles at this, his long curved teeth baring in a terrorizing grin. The gigglings echo inside my skull, my teeth clamp down into the fleshy softness of my lip; a metallic taste overtakes my madness and pushes it further. I reach my arms out for something, anything; I need to feel something solid under my fingers, something to latch on to ride out the storm, but my hands come out empty. I'm floating in nothingness but I'm surrounded by creatures, I can feel them closing in, I can feel their breath on my neck and face. My hackles are rising higher and higher, my shoulders are inclosing my ears and neck inside a ball of safety, my knees dig into my stomach painfully as my hands claw them closer, into safety.
My mind is overtaken with monsters and loneliness; I am alone but there are creatures all around me, closing in as I sink lower and lower into madness.
I am trapped in the nest of the darkness and there is no escape.