This was the first story I got paid for.
The princely sum of $5.42.
It was written in one sitting during a computer lab while at university. I don’t know what the curving cell represents and I don’t know why people are being abducted and imprisoned. Much later, I remember making plans where to take the story, about how I could explain what was happening, but it never quite worked for me. The story lost something in the explanations.
I like the ambiguity.
So, I’ve left it as I found it in that computer lab.