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Round #1 / Challenge #1: Running out of time...

Michael leaned on the pale porcelain sink in his small bathroom, resisting the urge to punch the mirror in front of him. It was an old and familiar feeling, one that was becoming increasingly common. He glanced up and met his eyes in the mirror. That dark black wave was rising, the cold was moving in. Michael barely trembled at the sight of those frozen, dead eyes staring back at him under the pale light. That frigid inky darkness had always been there, but now it was darker, icier, and more violent. Glancing away, Michael strode out of the bathroom and wondered how long he had before he looked in the mirror and saw a monster staring back at him.

Maybe it already was.