The Challenge

Avatar Author: ALRO613 (LoA) Another one of the refugees from the old Ficlets site. See my old <a href="http://ficlets.ficly.com/authors/alro613">FICLETS HERE!</a> Not much to say about me really. I write. I play music. I write music. And I enj... Read Bio

“I can’t do it!!” Amanda said.
Thomas stood over her, connected to the neural projector, “There is no one else, Mandy, that CAN do it. You have to close the door,”
“I can’t!!!”
“Then, we’re fucked!”
Mandy read through the code; a computer generated reality. There was no sunshine. No, blue ocean. No, crisp, clean air.
Only death.
“How can you expect me to be THIS?” Mandy shouted at the darkness..
“Wake up, for God sake, and realize you’re not in a dream!” Thomas screamed, “I’m not real!”
“Of course you are!”
“I am NOT!”
“You are real!”
“I am YOUR voice, Mandy, trying to tell you that you can do this!”
Cancer ran through her; a white devil seeking her surrender.
“You’re wrong!” shout Mandy’s voice.
Thomas cried, “I’m NOT; for once, LISTEN TO ME!”
Amanda’s lips curved downward, “I can’t!” a tear fell, “I don’t wanna It’s too hard!”
Tom said, “You have to and you will. I’m here! I’ll be here for you,”
One more tear fell, “Ok,”
“Ok?”
Mandy nodded.
The Nurse nodded, “We’re ready for you,”
Mandy smiled, “Ok”

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  1. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    Tom the conscience. :) This is quite moving. It was hard to get into, but once you figure out the twisted reality of what’s going on, it hits you. That’s an ALRO piece through and through! :) welcome back!

  2. Avatar ALRO613 (LoA)

    phew… it’s been so long since i’ve written anything… i wasn’t sure it’d be any good!!!

    Thanks…

  3. Avatar ALRO613 (LoA)

    but seriously, when you’re going through something sooooo terrible, that you think, the voice inside your mind is the only thing saving you; how can you NOT believe that it’s real?!?!?!

    That’s the inspiration of the story!

    My sister just had a tumor removed from her hip … how does she deal with that?!?!?!!?!?
    I seriously, have no idea!… Sigh

  4. Avatar blusparrow (LoA)

    hmmmm so tom is her conscience. very good. i miss reading everyone’s stuff.