Friday, 9 May 2014

Flash Fiction Friday

SURREAL by Chris Sorensen

I am fairly certain mirrors are supposed to reflect reality.  But mine must be broken.  It’s been broken for a while now.  Every morning I see the same thing – fiction, fantasy, pretend…whatever you want to call it.  I haven’t seen anything resembling reality since…

“Hurry up,” comes the loud voice through the speaker above me.

I close my eyes to try and find some peace – anything resembling peace – but it never comes.

I turn, looking over my shoulder, right into the camera on the wall.  It stares back, lifeless.


One day, I will know the truth.

One day, I will fight back.

One day, it will all make sense…

“Thirty seconds,” the voice says, impatient.

I reach my hand – or what used to be my hand – to the side of the mirror.  My metal finger presses the button on the wall, which starts to blink.  I take a step closer onto the round, painted circle on the floor, closing my eyes.  I think my eyes are real.  They told me they are real.

A tiny beeping begins and I feel the pinchers (what I call them) coming in around me, wrapping and covering, pulling and twisting, all at lightning speed.  I forget where I am for a moment, trying to remember the time I was not inhuman, when I did not need some type of skin to feel human.


I open my eyes and see me, or what’s supposed to be me.  Maybe the only reason I give in and don’t fight – why I let them do this to me day in and day out – is because it does help me feel real.  I know it’s not, but looks can be deceiving.

My looks also only last for the day.  Long enough to let them study and probe, prod and evaluate.  Then I am brought back here, de-skinned, powered down and rested for the night.  Do I even need rest?

“Time to go,” the voice calls.

One last look in the mirror and I know it’s only a matter time before I grow impatient.  Only a matter of time before I decide to make my own reality.

Welcome Chris Sorenson! Thank you for participating in Flash Fiction Friday. This piece gave me goose-bumps, very intriguing. Best of luck with your writing.
Tell us three things about yourself Chris.

I write because...I want to leave a legacy.
If I was a character in a book I would be...Samwise Gamgee, because he is the most epic BFF ever!
My super human power would fly.
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1 comment:

  1. I really liked this story! The sci-fi elements, but also the emotions the story evoked. It drew me in and peaked my interest. Well done!