The Nothing Man
The nothing man
Just a silly little children’s’ tale, one that gave you chills, one that you will probably forget, if you haven’t already. Just a story that left a dark taste in your mouth. That when you recall it, a deep since of nostalgia runs through your veins. Even though you remember so little of your childhood.
You remember the nothing man.
Just a silly children’s story. One you may or may not remember.
The nothing man. He has a room in every home. Any place where humans hearts feed and warm a hearth, there is always one corner where the nothing man resides. No one knows why the nothing man is here or there, because not many people know about the nothing man at all.
The nothing man doesn’t look like anything or anyone in particular, nothing memorable at all. Nothing sticks with you through the years. Except for the eyes, the eyes hold nothing in them. They are not even blank eyes, or the glazed eyes of the dead.
If you happen to notice the nothing man, he will almost always be facing the wall. Look away quickly though, because if he happens to notice you he will follow you with his eyes. Even when you are elsewhere you will feel his eyes on you. Whatever you do, don’t look right into those eyes that are filled with nothing. Never look into those eyes, though you might be tempted. Because if you ever do, your world will shrink to nothing. And then your eyes reflect nothing, just like the nothing man, and then you turn to nothing, not even a tale for small children.