Torture

A 3-post collection

Challenge #02311-F121: Intuitively Harmless

Chinese Water Torture is in the best cases extremely effective and in the worst cases useless against Humans. It's debatable.

Unsurprisingly Aliens of all species are not familiar with it and subsequently belong to the first Category. -- Anon Guest

One drop... falls. It lands on the brow of the captive, who cannot escape its icy touch. One drop of water is no physical harm to anyone. Theoretically, they could eventually fill the room, were it not well drained. Some drops don't even make it as far as the drains, evaporating from the captive's skin and hair.

Another drop, and another, and another, raining down in slow and steady beats. It's the kind of force that wears holes into stones. It's the kind of force that wears away mountains. It is the relentless force that could tunnel through to the centre of the world, should nothing else stop it.

But it is a single drop of water. There's no way that one drop could hurt or harm a living being. After the third hour of one drop after another, that truth seems less and less likely. Every drop is like a bullet. Time ticks away, and the captive starts to dread the next drop.

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Challenge #02190-E361: Unreachable

What if someone was trying to get information out of someone else by threatening them, but the second person was just too positive. For example:

"I'll cut off your leg."

"Yes! I can get a peg leg!" -- Anon Guest

Violence can solve some things - like how to stop a racist in one easy step. What it can't do is defeat someone with the correct amount of optimism.

They called him Fearless Harry, and the enemy who captured him were beginning

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Challenge #02127-E298: Cruel and Unusual

"I swear, if you press that button one more time, I will end you!" -- Anon Guest

In all the universe, no instrument of chaos has ever been more diabolical than the demo button. There's certainly a Hell where the damned is a stocker for aisled upon aisles of toys with demo buttons and hyperactive children who press them all as they go by.

Swarm Leader Yrtuq is certain of this as a small child presses a button on a brightly coloured

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