I devised a way for these monsters to suffer. Not just during the execution… but afterward. Long, long afterward.
Can you think of a more fitting punishment for a serial murderer than to be awake and aware in a coffin while his body slowly rots?
Dr. Volker created a way to punish serial killers, but it didn’t turn out exactly as he thought it would.
He could feel everything. Every. Single. Thing.
He existed within.
Disconnected from control but still connected to every single nerve and sensory organ.
God, he begged, let me die.
But his own voice whispered to him, I’m already dead…
Chapter 16 —
We realize the true horror of being a “zombie” in this world. Your consciousness still exists and you experience everything your body does, with no control to stop or change what happens.
The walls began to pulsate more quickly, and that was when Tom knew there was something behind him. Something dark, malevolent, and voracious, watching him intently.
The irony of life is that those who wear masks often tell us more truths than those with open faces.
Once upon a time, a girl had a father, a prince, a society of friends. Then they betrayed her, and she destroyed them all.
Grief, a type of sadness that most often occurs when you have lost someone you love, is a sneaky thing, because it can disappear for a long time, and then pop back up when you least expect it.
There are two reasons why a writer would end a sentence with the word “stop” written entirely in capital letters STOP. The first is if the writer were writing a telegram… But there is another reason why a writer would end a sentence with “stop” written entirely in capital letters, and that is to warn readers that the book they are reading is so utterly wretched that if they have begun reading it, the best thing to do would be to stop STOP.
I’m sorry to say that he was extremely prone to error, a phrase which here means “always had a cough, and had placed the three Baudelaire children in an assortment of dangerous positions.”
Referring to Mr. Poe
The Vile Village
No matter who you are, no matter where you live, and no matter how many people are chasing you, what you don’t read is often as important as what you do read.
The Vile Village
The book you are holding in your two hands right now — assuming that you are, in fact, holding this book, and that you have only two hands — is one of two books in the world that will show you the difference between the word “nervous” and the word “anxious.” The other book, of course, is the dictionary, and if I were you I would read that book instead.
The Ersatz Elevator