"Down here, beneath the surface, YOU feel relieved. YOU feel safe."
Sounds like an interesting project, Garrett. This reminds me of the line from Oppenheimer, which I just watched - something about "real power" remaining in the shadows while others seek the limelight. It also reminds me of Kill Bill and the black mamba... :) This has a very primal quality, like the characters are avatars rather than people. Well done!
Fascinating premise of having the same two sentences for all of the authors. Would be very interesting to read over all of the others.
I really liked the experimentation with formatting here, plus the whole story had a dreamlike/hallucinatory quality to it, which I feel was solidified at the end. Was it dehydration leading to this state, or something else, or am I missing something entirely? Whatever the case, very good, Garrett!