The Experiment

by artistsrunwild
originally published at 04:13AM on Sunday, October 14, 2007 mature

I am aware of what is happening. They are naïve and ignorant; they will believe what they want to.
It only takes a few moments to strangle the life out of the white around me. They collapse on the floor; their blood on the walls.

I know he will come running. I can read his mind and I know this is his fault.

I watch him through bloodshot eyes. I feel the power from inside me; the regeneration of red in my body.
“Cate, it’s me. Dan. I’m here to-”
I clench my hands on his groin, rendering him speechless. “Why am I like this?” I rasp.

For the first time, I see desperation in her eyes. She is scared. I unclamp her hands and place them by her side. She eyes me with contempt and curiosity; her face as pale as the walls that have surrounded her for years.
“I had to leave you here Cate, when it all started going wrong. There was nothing I could do. You became…different.”
Her face changes; fear envelops her eyes.
“What am I?”
I breathe thick air; prepare myself.
“You…are the creation of an experiment.”




  • from THX 0477:

    Hmm, going to have to ponder a while. And I’m in a pissy mood, too. But I shall return.

  • from THX 0477:

    Well, I hope you’re happy. See, see! It’s a sequel, with a new character to boot! Ha, sequel that! Oh wait, I mean, don’t sequel right away or anything. Jeez, give a guy some time to think. :-)

    Thanks for the encouragement.