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  • 11 weeks
    If you've been posting on or faving my work

    Thank you very much. Unfortunately I can't say more than that to anyone specific because for some reason the site isn't showing me any new notifications. It lets me know I have them but gives no details.

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  • 26 weeks
    Still running late

    Due as much to difficulties on the editor's end as my steady depression; I so need to get away from a certain someone.

    I doubt anyone cares any more, but I still mean to finish that darn story. Actually it is finished, my editor is just having problems getting it back to me.

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  • 76 weeks
    Apologies and a very strange story

    My apologies once more (sigh) for the lateness of any updates. Between coming off the holidays and dealing with confinement-related stresses both my editor and I have been unable to proceed with the writing. I hope this will change soon, even more hopefully that it will coincide with the end of the Coronavirus.

    Anyway, on to something writing related, even if it's not my work.

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  • 88 weeks
    Once again, my apologies

    I offer everyone here my apologies for the stall-out on the last few chapters of Realms Undreamed Of. The first draft is done, but my editor has once again been going through financial and health-related problems that leave him with no time or energy for working on my writing.

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Apr
11th
2020

Apologies and a very strange story · 12:55am Apr 11th, 2020

My apologies once more (sigh) for the lateness of any updates. Between coming off the holidays and dealing with confinement-related stresses both my editor and I have been unable to proceed with the writing. I hope this will change soon, even more hopefully that it will coincide with the end of the Coronavirus.

Anyway, on to something writing related, even if it's not my work.

I was just reading an old (1940's?) horror story that's one of the weirdest ones I've stumbled over in long while. It's about a wall. A literal stone wall along a country road in Maine. Ten feet tall, all of one solid piece with no sign of having been set together, and with only one side.

'One side' as in if you try to climb over it, you find yourself dropping down right where you started climbing. And when you reach the top you see on the other side of the wall what's behind you, the same road and field and everything else you were looking at before you started climbing.

If you try to walk around it you'll end up right where you started without ever losing the sensation of walking in a straight line. If you and a second person go off in opposite directions you'll meet in about ten minutes of steady walking without ever finding a turn. The wall itself seems to have no ends; you ride or drive down the road and one second it's a field beside you and the next the wall is there and looking like it's been there for miles. And when you drive down the road past it and look back the wall is completely gone like it never existed.

It's such a weird idea but does it sound creepy to anyone else?

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Exotic geometry in action. The other side's there, just not in a direction we can perceive or move in. The local space is warped like a lens, and it's a darn good thing time wasn't equally distorted.

In short, I think you found one of the earliest known SCP entries.

that is weird and freaky.

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There was some more to it as well. The only person the Wall ever harmed was someone who tried to dig under it. They dug straight down for three days, during which they found nothing. Literally nothing -- they weren't digging earth after the first few hours, just plowing through some sort of darkness. They finally came back out after going insane.

Also in the story someone tries to blow a hole through the Wall. It fails, as the Wall is a lot thicker than it looks. The one person who tries to get through the hole comes rushing back out with the warning 'It's not going to work'.

Then after everyone turns away from the hole and rubble and looks back they see the hole and rubble are gone. That's when they decide to call it quits and leave.

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