Slender Son - Part 8I wake up with a start, wait a moment to remember where I am. I can't. Wasn't I outside before? I only remember vaguely. My whole body feels asleep, still. The pins and needles feeling. You know it.Slender Son - Part 82 years ago in Short Stories
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I look around this room. Sterile white, with too-bright lights all around. A peach-colored curtain separates me from whatever lies beyond. Suddenly It clicks. I am in a hospital. The memory of it all comes back. A woman, I don't know who, came and brought me here. I need to leave. Quickly.
Upon moving to get up, I find that there are several tubes running to and from my arms, chest, and wrists. I rip them out. My whole body still feels so numb. There is a new noise. A loud, never-ending beep. It's a heart monitor. I've caused it to flat-line. Being quick is now extremely important.
When I rise to my feet, I barely even feel myself falling over. My feet are too numb for me to walk. Somehow, I entangle myself in the curtain. I struggle with it until I hear people. Talking. I stay completely s