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The Pit vs. Alice

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The Pit came back last night and Alice was its first casualty.
I was out on the couch using Alice in tablet-mode, and when I got tired I put her under the couch (so as not to be stepped on or otherwise disturbed in the early morning hours) and I fell asleep.
At some point during the night, the Pit broke free from its constraints, and one of the springs from the couch came loose. The spring swung around and oscillated as I tossed and turned in the Pit above it.
When I awoke, and looked at Alice to see what time it was, I saw that her face had been scratched severly and repeatedly by the loose spring.

Mourning

“[Alice] was lost for the price of a touch [screen] and a gash across her face.”

The Pit

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The springs on one side of our couch have all come disconnected and so that section of the couch has no support, but is just a sunken pit of fluffiness. It can be comfortable, but you kind of get stuck there.
The real danger of the pit is that things get lost in it. If something sits on that section of couch for too long it gets swallowed up by the pit, and you have to take the couch apart to get to it. I don’t mean taking the cushions off, because the pit goes deeper than that. You have to turn the couch upside down and take the bottom off. It’s eaten remote controls and cell phones, and now, people.
I fell asleep on the couch last night. It was comfortable, it’s just weird when you wake up inside the couch.

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