Solitary Loop (Finale)

The alarms blared in the control room, one of the lab men shouted, “This American is trying to overload our systems.” A coffee drop was formed from the last filtration process. The chief took a sip from the steamy cup and replied, “Ignore it.” “But chief, our systems will crash permanently if he cont…” “Fuck […]

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Solitary Loop (Part 4)

I was back in the void of nothingness again. This time welcomed with a cry of defeat. I sat there, back at my initial spot, crying myself out, balling my eyes to the void beneath me. The sadness was impending, a premonition, almost. I could not imagine what my head would be like after this. […]

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Solitary Loop (Part 3)

Tap. Tap. Tap. “It is only ten seconds sir.” one of the lab men reported. “And so?” the chief commander seemed not bothered as he heaved a deep one from his cigarette. “His train of thoughts is back to normal.” The chief gently flicked off the ashes onto an aluminium tray, “Nothing special?” “No information from […]

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Solitary Loop (Part 2)

I woke up in a pitch black place, cloaked in a patient robe, shone by a spotlight, boundless. I got up almost immediately from my spot. My body was perfectly alright. An image of me sprang in front of me like a giant screen glaring down on my puny existence. The image was static. Nothing […]

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Solitary Loop (Part 1)

Static, pulsating with my mere heartbeat. It was surreal that I was still alive after a bullet had driven into my vitals. I pried my eyes open, welcomed by the glaring florescence of a typical interrogation room used by the higher-ups. My head was searing with pain and I felt no presence around me, part […]

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“OPEN FIRE!”

It was the dead of the night, I woke up, hungry, still craving for sleep as I slumped down the stairs to get food. Silence, darkness, I did not turn on any of the lights, my habitual instincts guided me into the kitchen, opened a few cupboards to get the ingredients needed to make myself […]

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Flowing

Bones about to rip through the subcutaneous layer, I mustered every ounce of energy to gather water into the two plastic containers that were to be brought back saddling my donkey. It was a routine, I had been doing this after fleeing our war-torn home state. My father passed away in an airstrike back at […]

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MY EYES! MY EYES!

The agonizing pain, the hollowness that was bored into my skull as two empty craters, the cacophonous explosions that were deafening, my mind was hay-wired, I could not think straight. Fear was the only element that kicked and kept me alive. I sprang out of the bed, “MATA SAYA! YA ALLAH!” screaming for my eyes, […]

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Treachery

Chains shackled against the cold hard concrete, I was bounded yet again as a war crime. Stripped naked, I was blast with the spotlights hanging all around me. PANG! PANG! PANG! The irregular clangs of metal bars were violent, rambling across my ear drum, conjuring the searing pain across my head. Just stop. I had to choose to […]

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