Only Sane Man
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57 days. 57 days tiptoeing through my apartment, hearing screams of madness and massacre. 57 sleepless nights. 57 days, and I now realize I've been at it all wrong. Some once said that religion is a virus spread by language. I know now that it was a more primordial form. When the true "virus" hit, no-one was prepared.
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Only Sane Man

by lokiago

57 days. 57 days tiptoeing through my apartment, hearing screams of madness and massacre. 57 sleepless nights. 57 days, and I now realize I've been at it all wrong.

Some once said that religion is a virus spread by language. I know now that it was a more primordial form. When the true "virus" hit, no-one was prepared.

The Book went from bestseller, to cult classic, to cult within a matter of months. And by the time the first mental breakdowns occurred, everyone was too enamored with The Book to care.

I was lucky. Everyone was so obsessed; it turned me off reading it. And when news of widespread insanity, self-mutilation and murder began to break, I was sane enough to recognize the pattern.

Not that anyone tried to hide it. Rough-spun burgundy robes and badly mutilated faces make fans of The Book easy to spot.

But plain clothes and a sane mind have marked the rest of us. I've seen them, gored and eviscerated, dangling from streetlamps and bridges.

We unaffected huddle in our homes, not daring to move lest the mob shatter our doors and bring us to The Book.

After 57 days, I may be the only sane man left. But I have a plan.

Maybe it’s the lack of sleep, but as the last strip of skin tears away, and the bloody chunk of cheek falls into my hand, I feel a sort of relief.

One lidless eye stares back at me from the mirror; the gash that remains of my mouth seems to smile. They'll never know I'm not one of them. I'll be the only sane man left.

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