You figure that “sorry” will not do with this particular scenario. In fact, you begin to see beyond the apparition to what is really plaguing you. Beyond the regretful memory of your friend’s death are the Three Regretful Sisters, Coulda, Woulda, and Shoulda; Glowing translucent blue and appearing as haggard 19th century dressed women, they continue to hurl words of regret. They will not rest with an apology no matter how sincere. The only real way to contend with the Three Regretful Sisters is to address them directly. Upon seeing them you step forward and tell them to scram.
The Three Regretful Sisters are very tough and do not take rebuke lightly. Fortunately for you, the Sisters are also shy; once revealed, they flee back into the shadows until a better time should come.
With nothing to back up the regretful memory, the apparition shatters like glass and fades.
The sounds of applause fills the triangular cell. “Well done,” says the announcer, “We at Inner Reflections would normally give you another 30 seconds to escape. But since you did so well on facing your past, we’ll give you a different way to win!”
One your left and right a door appears. “Pick door number one to escape OR door number two, which may or may not have something special. But you can only choose one door.”
This is the crossroads where paths are woven,
Now is the place of a road newly chosen. **