Greasy and compelling

It was the darkness that got you. It was heavy darkness, greasy and compelling. It made walls round you, and shut you in that you felt you could not breathe. You wanted to beat at the darkness and shriek to be let out. And after a while you got used to it. Of course. And then you stopped believing that there was anything else anywhere.

– Jean Rhys (from After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie)

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