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This Instagram account of realistic children’s drawings is a terrifying nightmare

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Gary Ogden
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I often wake up, covered in ice-cold sweat, shaking like a shitting woodlouse, Hieronymus Bosch-like images bouncing off the inner wall of my skull, the screams of a thousand banshees clawing at my ear-drums – and that’s just when I accidentally fall asleep at my desk at work.

I have the odd nightmare at home, too. Sometimes, these nightmares are triggered by something I’ve seen; a horror movie, a dead fox by the side of the road, a cucumber placed behind me while I’m eating my dinner, or a left-handed person etc.

And today I have seen another thing that will be giving me nightmares tonight.

The idea behind Instagram account @thingsihavedrawn is simple: two young boys draw some pictures of things and their dad then transforms them into photo-realistic mistakes birthed from the very depths of Hades.

Here’s one:

OH GOD... OH JESUS CHRIST

CTRL ALT DELETE CTRL ALT FUCKING DELETE

THE POWER OF CHRIST COMPELS YOU

IT VISITS ME IN THE NIGHT AND I DON'T WANT IT TO ANYMORE.

Yeah, no, I’m asking my boss if I can go home right this minute. I’m not writing anything else today. In fact, I’m just gonna go right n

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Gary Ogden

Shortlist writer and "the least woke person in the office", Gary Ogden, likes horror movies, Cheestrings, tapping his leg under the desk, "having a drink", PDAs, not having eczema anymore, hiding from responsibility, screaming into the mirror whenever he is alone, and assorted other things. Mainly the eczema thing though. @garyblogden

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