100 Word Challenge: Disconnecting

Prompt 001: to his horror, he realized he had been this way before.

To his horror, he realized he had been this way before. To be lost, it seemed, was not nearly as unsettling as finding a place so familiar. His stomach churned. Did they know he would be here?

He choked the sickness down. He blurred his eyes to obscure what his nose and ears could not. Reality folded beneath him. He wondered if this place might be worse than death.

He could starve out the familiar by being found. His heart bleeding on the gritty earth instead of this.

As if he could be found, when there is nobody looking.