a horror fiction short story
Rennis was an ordinary Joe. Only a few knew he existed. And outside his wife and two children, they could care less.
But Rennis was changing. A new identity already in existence urged him to accept it as his own. Showering him with thoughts and feelings of what he could become. Showing him glimpses of a life without care, need, or fear—if he accepted.
Compelled, Rennis did.
Had he persuaded himself? Perhaps with self-talk?
Or was it something else?