On the Verge of a Dirge
You put your spookily-gloved hand in the depression, and feel a slight vibration coming from the door. Without warning (though you pause briefly to consider exactly how a door could warn you about something,) the depression glows red hot, the glove smolders and then bursts into flames, and you yank your hand away with a scream. The door grinds open slowly.
The door grinds slowly open.
The door slowly grinds open.
Slowly, the door grinds open.
|Enter the chamber|
|Enter the chamber (No Other Possibility)|
|Enter the chamber (Seriously).|
|Felonia, Queen of the Spooky Gravy Fairies|
- The four permutations of the door slowly grinding open allude to the maze of twisty little passages from the game Colossal Cave Adventure.
- "No other possibility" is a phrase used in many tracks by the experimental band Negativland, a favorite of Jick's. It is also the title of their 1989 video production.