Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A new doorway

The maze of wires that connected his brain to the monitor and would soon tap into the deepest recesses of his mind gave him jitters. Beads of sweat cropped up on his forehead and the sustained pounding in his chest made him unusually aware of cardiac presence. An impulsive desire to scurry past the white coats rose in his heart as he began to question his decision of volunteering for this project.

Awareness would not abandon him during the procedure but he would feel no pain, so he had been reassured. The 'Memory manipulation-cum-enhancement procedure (MMEP)', if successful, would open a new therapeutic door to the world. It could possibly eradicate multitudes of illnesses that plagued humanity today.

Few minutes into the procedure and a voice exclaimed,"This is amazing. Just the perfect results we expected. His neurons are firing exactly as they... Hold on... Wait... What's this?... What's going on here?"

"Jenny, get me his vitals, right now", the voice demanded urgently.

"What the hell is happening?" he was screaming now.

The body on the table was, by this time, violently jerking, arms and legs all over the place, getting into distortions that would possibly snap it into pieces. Eyes rolled up, face contorted, froth drooling out the mouth and heavy breathing. A state of panic enveloped the procedure room as action took over to handle this emergency. In a few minutes that seemed like an eternity, the anti-epileptic injection calmed him down.

Hours later, a voice, in its full-blown innocence asked the nurse, "Where am I?"

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This post is in response to the Trifecta Writing Challenge week seventy-five.

The prompt is to write a 33 to 333 word response using the following word/definition:

DOOR:  a means of access or participation : opportunity

33 comments:

Sam Edge said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

a little dr frankenstien here?

Trifecta said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

AH! This is super creepy! I'm scared!

Remember to come back and vote at the end, ok? Thanks for linking!

September Dreams said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hey Sam, I'd never heard of Dr Frankenstien though I did Google him, the first thing after reading ur comment. Will surely read up that book, it's got me intrigued. Thanks for reading my post and commenting.

September Dreams said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for the appreciation. I'll try to be there for the voting... Gotto match-up the time to IST first...lol

Draug said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Dude, when will we learn not to insert things into the brain?! haha great piece (:

September Dreams said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Aah.. It's mankind's eternal quest for ever-lasting health, beauty and life itself. Thanks for reading Draug :)

Managua Gunn said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

A good statement on what has definitely happened in the past few years in different experimentations...help! captchas again! Oh well...

Managua Gunn said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

A good statement on what has definitely happened in the past few years in different experimentations...help! captchas again! Oh well...oh no...again, wrong words....pls do consider disabling for loyal readers!

Managua Gunn said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

woops,sorry, it did publish.

jannatwrites said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This was terrifying. I commend the victim, er- volunteer for signing up in hopes of helping others, but what an experience! I don't think I could voluntarily offer myself to experimentation of the brain. So scary!

September Dreams said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I wouldn't dare either :) Thanks for reading JannaT.

September Dreams said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hey Managua, thanks for reading and commenting. I successfully managed to disable the captchas today. Was wanting to do it for a while but couldn't figure it until the in-depth research today :)

Ann Bennett said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is why you should do well in school. To avoid being the guinea pig. It takes guts to be first. Excellent piece.

September Dreams said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hahaha... Loved ur comment Ann...just like ur smile. Thanks a lot! :)

rangewriter said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Spooky!

rangewriter said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Spooky!

September Dreams said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks Rangewriter.

joe2poetry said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Clinical Trials never run the way you want them to. Good story!

kymm said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Almost like the modern equivalent of being buried alive. Very creepy!

September Dreams said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The world lives in hope Joe :)
Thanks for reading.

September Dreams said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Whoaa Kymm... Ur comment made it more creepy. Thanks for reading.

Suzanne said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Creepy! The things people do for the promise of eternity...

Björn said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Never ever be a volunteer

Maggie Grace said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Gripping descriptions! Makes me wonder if his memory was erased during the "procedure". Bjorn is right...never volunteer. Nicely done!

September Dreams said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yeah, indeed. Thanks for reading Suzanne.

September Dreams said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hahaha... Well-said Bjorn :d

September Dreams said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yeah Maggie... A 'memory-enhancement' procedure gone wrong... Of course, it's fictional so far :)
Thanks for your comment.

lindavernon said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You drew me in with this story. Now I'm imagining all the possibilities of that next sentence! :D

September Dreams said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks Linda... I should be working on that very soon :)

Atreyee said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

He was right to be jittery in the first place then,eh?Wonder what door it opened & for whom?And that last line about "full blown innocent voice"scared the hell out of me-ooh!Well written:-)

September Dreams said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yeah Atreyee, it's like an inner voice which we so often choose to ignore. Thanks for reading and for your comment :)

Lyssa Medana said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is so unnerving, thank you for sharing. LM x

September Dreams said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for reading Lyssa.