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
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 Hell2 years 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