Button, Button

Avatar Author: ~Eagle~My~Beagle I was awayschooled, homeschooled and unschooled as a child. I went on to Thomas Aquinas College and majored in Everything in Particular. I live with four people. One of them likes to wrestle, one has exquisite culina... Read Bio

Marcus looked at the button. The button was looking back at him, maybe giving a look that said “What, little ol’ me?”

The instruction manual indicated that the button was to be used “In case of emergency, temporal, eternal or otherwise.”

The clock said he’d been alone for three days now, and this room, (a control room?) was empty except for a lot of Kit-Kat bars and baked beans. Marcus liked those things, but his curiosity was getting the best of him.

The button was big, red, and had the numeral “3” on it. A Stereotypical button in fact. Marcus wondered why the button had a “3” when there were no other buttons at all.

He leaned back and chomped a Kit-Kat. Maybe the button would get him home; wherever that was.

Perhaps it would kill him or hurt him.

Tough choice. Chomp. He bunched up the wrapper, pocketed it, and pressed the button, gently.

Behind him stood a man in a pinstripe suit. Marcus was a little taken aback.

“Marcus, let’s talk about your past.”

“Who are you?”

“You can call me Peter.”

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  1. Toonrmicon Robotech_Master

    All right, this is nice and mysterious. It leaves a number of directions where a potential sequeller could take it.

    I wonder what those will be?

  2. Avatar ~Eagle~My~Beagle

    The answer is in the story. It’s a mystery wrapped in an enigma ;)

  3. Avatar Krulltar

    I see you like to toy with your fellow authors here on ficly. 5 pencils for making me re-read your story several times to look for a meaning in it.

  4. Avatar ~Eagle~My~Beagle

    Well, you can sequel it if you want.

    But just think of well known stories featuring Peters, maybe a “Shaggy Dog” joke or two? I think you know well what is happening here.