A Puzzle Inside A Box Of Riddles – Microfiction Short Story

A Puzzle Inside A Box Of Riddles

“And then it repeats upon itself, catching him and anyone else who has the misfortune of being stuck in the room in a puerperal loop until the end of existence.” Jonathan says proudly with a broad grin across his face.

“Until the end of existence?”

“Yup,” he says smugly.

“And they can’t break the loop once it’s put into place?”

“Nope, only I can do that, and I won’t.”

“What if someone tries to force you?”

“I won’t yield to someone else’s demands, you should know that by now.”

“What happens when you die, will the loop stop then?”

Jonathan laughs softly. “The loop will continue on forever and beyond. No matter what happens to me, you or the rest of those cattle out there, they will stay lock in the loop.”

“What happens if you get stuck inside the loop yourself, can you break it to escape?”

“I could, if it served a purpose.”

“Would you be able to tell if you were in a loop, or would everything seem, normal?”

Jonathan smiles nervously as he quickly looks around the room, and then back at Price. “Okay buddy, what the hell is going on?” he asks slowly.

“W-W-What do you mean?”

“I mean, have we had this FUCKING conversation BEFORE!”

The blood runs from Price’s face and he looks to the ground nodding his head.

“H-H-HOW MANY TIMES!” Johnathan bellows as he thrusts himself to his feet.

“T-T-Too m-many ti-times,” Price stammers as he looks up at him with tears running down his cheeks.

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