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An incident pit is a concept used in underwater diving safety - a conceptual pit, with sides that become steeper as independent incidents build up on one another, pushing the situation towards catastrophe. The lowest point of an incident pit is often death, or a similar point of no return.

Incident Pit was written for a writing workshop in the spring of 2014, and edited in short bursts between 2016-2018. It's a horror story about Derry, a vlogger, and Oakes, his cameraman/boyfriend, on trip to go cave diving in Jacob's Well.

If you have a fear of drowning or small spaces (such as underwater caves), you probably should not read Incident Pit.

Cover image (sans text) by Jacob Walti on Unsplash.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(10 total ratings)
AuthorMarn S.
TagsHorror, horror-story, LGBTQIA, Psychological Horror, short-story, underwater, writing


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Spooky and visceral, this story made me very aware of the fact that I used to live like an hour away from Jacob's Well and also that I'm terrified of caves (let alone underwater caves!) Genuinely got chills from me. The writing style created such a to-the-point scary atmosphere that suited the location really well!

Great! The writing is very claustrophobic. I think 'a camera stuck recording hours and hours of darkness' is my favourite image.