Enemy Inside

 

Robotic tentacles extending from the virus-sized machine completely replaced the damaged neuron.

His body is laid inside a cryonic chamber. Early this morning, he succumbed due to a massive cerebral haemorrhage.

“He is making significant progress”, the scientist grinned.

Upon opening his eyes, what he saw made him fluster. For him, it is an unwanted prison. Suddenly, he felt rage surge uncontrollably. He balled his fist.

The glass cover exploded with a single blow.

Hyperventilating, he pulled himself up. His eyes started to roam around subtly pleading to be rescued.

“Welcome back son!”, an unfamiliar figure began to approach him.

 

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The ceiling light flickered.

“Bad timing!”, I grumbled. Nothing’s immutable in this life.

I lost my job and it felt like I was ran over by a truck.

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The phone rang but I ignored it. I continued reading the “Game of Thrones.”

Her message played, “Kyle! They can only offer you sixteen hours a week. Call me soon if you’re interested.”

I turned the page and got caught by a line that made me pause and contemplate —

A bruise is a lesson…and each lesson makes us better.”

He’s right.

I picked up the handset and started making a call.