The ticking clock heralds the passing of time.
Endless, monotonous minutes creep through the hallways of the mind and the labyrinth of the soul where men are left to face himself and his irresistible compulsions. These unspoken forces drive our deepest desires and fuel our most profound fears. We are powerless in front of them, just as we are powerless in the face of the march of time. Do you hear it?They call for you in the midnight hour, whispering in your mind’s ears the most secret of secrets. Do you see it?They appear to you from the corner of your eye, beckoning you to follow them down the rabbit hole.
The clock chimes. It’s time to listen up and follow suit. Will you come seek us in the darkened rooms filled with echoes of the past? Will you dance with us under the garish mercury moon? Will take our hands and join us through the Longest Night
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” Challenges where we explore men’s deepest fears and desires until he comes face to face with his most irrational and terrible fate.
Three O'Clock: Kleptomania
First described in 1816, this is one of the first “impulse control” disorders recognized by the modern medical field and the public. The person suffering from kleptomania has an irresistible compulsion to steal, but not for the financial or material gains. This usually results in criminal prosecution in spite of the fact that the stolen goods are usually kept as trophies or discarded by the affected individual. If the affected individual does not steal, he suffers from urges and intrusive thoughts, much like someone going through drug or alcohol withdrawal. Notable example:
Lizzie Andrew Borden, the notable “axe murderess” of Fall River, Massachusetts, was a known kleptomaniac. She was charged with shoplifting multiple times after she was acquitted from her murder charges in the late 1890’s. Four O'Clock: Something slithery this way comes
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3. Start date: 1st of August End date: 31th of August time zone PDT
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Our entries so far
(judges' works are made to inspire you):One 'o clock: Erotomania