The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!
by Ela Lourenco
The cold white lights pierce my unused retinae like jagged needles as my lids are pried open by rough hands.
“Is it awake yet?” a deep voice booms from next to me, hurting my ears with its resonance.
“Pupils are dilating as they should,” a woman answers as an even brighter light is forced into my eyes.
“I don’t care about its damn pupils, is it functional?” the deep voice demands, impatience barely concealed.
I am pulled off the hard bed to a sitting position. My body slumps, muscles atrophied… how long have I been inert? What is this place?
“Does it understand us?” the man snaps as I stare at the lab room that I am in.
Nothing looks familiar – there is no colour anywhere. Everything is a dirty shade of white from the walls to the very clothes the people are dressed in.
I grab my head as a sharp pain spears my head. Flashes of something, a memory perhaps, flickers – I remember colours… the vivid red of my favourite scarf… A chill sweeps through me, I cannot remember who I am, I feel different, other. I slowly take my hands off my head, or at least where my head used to be. I have no ears; the back of my head is not soft skin but cold hard metal… who am I? What am I? What have they done to me?
Fiction © Copyright Ela Lourenco
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com
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