Untitled: Chapter 6CHAPTER 6: The man titled Mem could not be like that.
"Your father, Mem, was a slightly slow man. He was not fully there mentally speaking. Sometimes he appeared fully normal and others he was a little off beat. He was a good man, though. Do not forget that, Juilliard."
My father was a Flaw because his brain didn't work properly?
"I can see that you are trying with great difficulty to comprehend how the Superiors could have fixed him. Let me explain. The Society used the same military procedures on Mem. They changed his brain so it would function properly all the time. By properly, I only mean how the Superiors wanted it to function, not how we would mean it to.
"What they did to Mem is the same thing they do to all Flaws when they go to be 'trained' for the military. But Mem's irregular brain function caused the Superiors' methods to not work like they should. To the Superiors, your father was fixed, but Mem was a good actor, too. For those precious moments when he was himself a
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"I'm sorry, I can't say for sure. This is nothing like anything we've seen before. His vitals all seem to be okay, he's on a respirator, but we're not entirely sure that he even needs one. We don't want to take him off just yet, but we may be able to do it at some point in the near future. He's healthy for the condition he's in, Mrs. Gregori. Everything is fine for the time being, except for the fact that he isn't waking up."
The voices woke me from the terrible nightmare I'd been having. I remembered getting ready for bed-- I had had a long day at work and I was incredibly tired, more so than usual. I remembered eating a quick dinner, and then brushing my teeth. I told myself I would shower in the morning, even though I knew I was essentially a walking pile of shit.
Other than that, I couldn't remember anything else from before my nightmare. My nightmare was about me, as are most of my other nightmares. I'd been dreaming that my life was ha
Welcome to HellI sat there, listening to the overwhelming silence as we waited for the jury to come back from their intermission. I could feel the tension of each and every person seated behind me. Even my sister was allowed to come this time, this was a true rarity since she was so young when it all happened.Welcome to Hell1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
After what seemed like a lifetime, the jury was brought back in. They seemed to inch toward their seats and slowly prepared the papers to be read regarding the sentence.
Finally, we heard the timid voice of Jaron Brandau, one of my closest childhood friends, "We the Jury have found the Defendant to be " The juror's voice cracked. He paused and cleared his throat as if to say he didn't agree with the decision, almost as if he were trying to stall the end. All I could hear was the pounding of my heart as I waited to hear the results of this trial, my trial.
It had all happened so quickly. One moment I was having the time of my life and the next I was being taken to jail for murdering
Prologue?LINK TO CHAPTER 1 IS BELOWPrologue?1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
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Alien life forms who call themselves the Superiors came to Earth and suddenly our Earth as we once knew it was gone. The Superiors had opened their perfect planet to the rich and powerful citizens of Earth, but only as long as they could use Earth as their metaphoric trash bin. With the help of an entire race, those in power we
Hazel EyesThere once was a young boy of around ten years old. He had lived most of his life in hospitals due to a rare, life-threatening genetic illness that, although not incredibly dangerous at first, could kill him in a matter of minutes when (or if) it ever reached its low point. His illness was rare enough that the statistical evidence was still unreliable, meaning there was no way of telling whether or not he would indeed hit that low point. At this period in his life, he was once again in the hospital. This time, however, was different. This time, he had been in the hospital for three months. He was put on a new medication. And this time, his hospital stay was due to a low point in his illness.Hazel Eyes9 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
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The DoorIt's always this way. Dark, dreadful, gloomy You never know what could come out of a place like this.The Door1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
That's why I was so terrified to go in. I'm always the one who's scared of something. No one else believes me when I say there was a strange noise or a weird blur in my picture. No one else ever sees the things I see or hears the things I hear.
I swear this house is haunted. Maybe it's me that's haunted. I'm not entirely sure how hauntings work.
Mom asked me to check the attic for that old box of pictures Dad had stashed away up there before he died. Neither of us have been up there since.
I guess most people would find this task intriguing, especially when you're not the one who's been putting stuff up there for years, but me? I'm terrified of it.
I took the stairs one at a time just so I wouldn't trip and get stuck halfway up the hall stairs. Being caught in a place that terrifies me is worse than simply having to go there for a brief period. I know that probably sounds obvious