A busy Friday to bookend a busy week. I’d still like to try my best to keep up with Madison Woods’s Friday Fictioneers and so I’ve written another piece of flash inspired by her photo prompt:
Madison’s site hosts the original image along with her story. Other authors’ stories will be linked in the comments section there. Here’s the link to follow:
I intially hit a proverbial brick wall with this one but eventually something sparked/short circuited the synapses and several ideas collided at once. ‘Facsimile Forest’ ended up being the winner. I hope you enjoy it. Thank you for stopping by 🙂
The vanishing haunts me still. I remember being swallowed by a prowling, inky void and a crushing loss of sensory input. Then came the chamber, inconceivable in immensity and design. My new home.
They have subjected me to a labyrinthian maelstrom of alien environments, gravity and perceived time shifting with no discernable purpose. And each time I near the fringes of sanity, they use their nanotechnology to conjure a companion for me. These fabricants now serve only to deepen my dementia and despair.
Today I find myself waking in a facsimile forest to the speculative nuzzlings of a pensive, wet nosed dog. Something is different here. Behind the eyes. I begin to weep. This dog is real.