I travel through the mansion, eager to get out.
Each door I opened gave me a new challenge.
The first door I opened required that I experience the pain of a fish hook tearing its way through my stomach and throat.
The tenth door led me to a room where I had to freeze almost to death for what felt like an eternity.
The twentieth door led me to a room full of coral that caused me to suffocate to the point of death.
The rooms broke me down mentally and physically, but I still moved forward.
It’s when I faced the thirty-first door that I encountered my toughest challenge.
In order to escape, I have to break the bones in my legs.
If I sacrifice my ability to walk, then I can be free.
I look behind me to see all the rooms I’ve left behind, and I look forward toward my possible escape.
I take it.
There was a lot of screaming, blood, and pain, but I did what must be done.
With the last bone broken, the door in front of me opens to the outside.
I crawl away with a smile on my face.
My legs may be broken, but I survived and won.