Awoken in darkness: Trapped in time!

She suddenly awoke and gasped as she felt a soft blanket over her face. The blanket was carefully and tightly placed around her head down to her neck and strapped around her neck with a soft belt. She began to choke.

She attempted to tear the blanket off with her hands, but she was unable to move them. Her hands had been strapped by the same kind material wrapped around her face. She was choking and struggling. It wasn’t nice.

She struggled as she moved her head in all directions while trying to set herself free. She opened her mouth while trying to catch her breath. Her heart rate increased as she panicked. The blanket began to tear slowly off her face. It was made of a soft material that could tear easily. She was free. She inhaled deeply as she caught her breath. There was fear written all over her. Who wouldn’t be? She was human after all.

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She looked around as she tried to understand where she was and what was happening. It was a dark room with the only source of light coming from a dim red notification light which blinked per second. It was accompanied by a beep! Beep! Sound. She began to move her hands in all direction until they were free as they were trapped in the same material she had removed from her face.

She tore the blanket off her left hand and did the same with her right. There were tubes attached to her hands with which fluids were passed into her body. She detached the tubes from her body. “Ahh”, she screamed as it was painful. At the end of the tube were small needles which were used to keep the tubes firm.

She couldn’t see them. It was dark.

She scanned her body and noticed the same blanket was wrapped all over her from head to toe. There was no other choice but to tear it off. She needed to be free. She kicked it off her legs and tore it off her chest down to her waist until it was no more. It was a weird material which could not be described. Blankets are meant to be thick and unbreakable, but this was the opposite.

She was free or so she thought!

She pushed the piece of blanket off her face and tried to raise her head when she realised her head had an extra weight on it. Attached to her head was an oval shaped device as used in hospitals to detect electrical activities in the brain. It had short cords with small metal discs attached to her scalp. It was an electroencephalogram.

She pushed it off her head and detached the cords appropriately as she began to scan the poorly lit room with her hands. Where was she, and how did she get there?

The beep! Beep! notification sound continued as she scanned her environment. The light was not bright enough for her to grasp where she was. She had no memory either. She moved her hands in all directions as she attempted to understand her environment. Her hands were limited in movement as she had hit a wall barely few inches away from each hand. A wall made of strong plastic. She touched the wall upwards on both side until her hands were directly above her. The wall formed an arch with her hands barely one foot above her. She couldn’t raise her head without meeting the wall. She was trapped for sure.

Has she been kidnapped? She thought as she began to panic, and her voice began to shake.

“Help”, “somebody help me”, she screamed as she began to push against the wall and banged hard. She screamed and continued to bang hard, hoping that someone would hear her. She had limited movement and all she could do was lay down in the tube and move her hands in a specific pattern as she screamed and continued to push the wall above her.

How long had she been there? There was no way to tell as she had no memory of who she was and how she got there. “Am I dead?”, she thought as she continued to panic and hit the enclosure in every direction until a whining sound began as if a fan blade was in motion. This continued for a few seconds until the enclosure was lit with a bright fluorescent light. She closed her eyes for a few seconds as the room became lit, her eyes needed a few seconds to adjust.

She opened her eyes and felt relieved for a fraction of a second as the room was no longer dark. She wouldn’t like what she was going to see.

Looking around, she observed she was in some sort of chamber. The chamber was stretched out vertically and was slightly longer than her whole body. It fit her perfectly as if it had been designed specifically for her. There were barely a few inches of space on each side and about a foot directly above her. It was like a mini coffin. “I’ve been kidnapped for sure”, she thought as she began to push the wall above her as if to forcefully open it.

She looked to her right. There were some monitors placed inside the wall of the chamber. Three monitors each with two functioning monitors and the third being off. Each about ten inches wide and with system diagnostics and heart rate monitor on screen. She wasn’t trapped in a coffin. She wasn’t dead either.

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It was a cryogenic chamber with medical facilities. She continued to scan her environment in search of whatever could get her out of there when the third monitor suddenly turned on with Oxygen level detector on screen. “Warning, Oxygen is at 28%”, a voice spoke from within the chamber.



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Welcome to The Ink Well @uchihanagato (Kristoffer)

You write an interesting and suspenseful story, however, with a short story, even a very short one, we look for a resolution of some kind. Every good story has a conflict that is resolved in the end.

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It's actually a multi-part story which I have written hence putting it all here would be too long which is why I decided to keep it short and ended at the suspense.

What would you suggest in such case?

Thanks for the encouragement.

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We used to mute multi-part stories. We do not do that now, as we would like to give more freedom to the writers as long as it's Original (not posted before anywhere else) and does not violate any rules.

It is possible, however, to write a three part story in which each part can stand alone. If it is three parts, each part should actually have its own arc. It would be great construction. If each part had its own complete arc, that would be three complete, independent stories.

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Thank you.

I'd see how i can come up with something relating to this guideline. Thanks!

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