For this story I was inspired by the image of Karen standing at the open door to the endless hallway/labyrinth. At the time she definitely was not ready to enter and I don’t know what would have happened to her if she had gone in after Navidson. I wanted to write a story about someone in Karen’s situation, faced with an overwhelming fear and choosing to move through it instead of backing away. As I’ve been reading a lot of no sleep stories and watching horror movies recently this action does not have a positive outcome for my protagonist. There’s a lot of Carrie inspiration in my story and I wanted to play with format just like Danielewski but decided that for this story it would just be a gimmick and would add nothing to it, so I wanted to let the words speak for themselves.