Useless clocks ticked incessantly in the background. I sat, securely fastened in my chair. I’m sure they told me numerous times it was for my own safety. Time had marched on, violating my brain and taking all of my memories with it.
My fingers hover over the keyboard. I can’t remember why. I look at unfamiliar walls. If I was meant to type my name they will be sorely disappointed. I don’t know that either.
Written for the Trifextra Weekend Challenge – I am terrified of losing the ability to coax words and memories from my brain. Alzheimer’s Disease scares me to death.
(On now to our quick little Trifextra prompt. Katherine Paterson, author of Bridge to Terabithia, wrote, “It’s like the smarter you are, the more
things can scare you.” We are looking for a 33-word explanation of what scares
you (or your character). We already know you’re intelligent, so, according to
Paterson, you should have no shortage of potential subject matter.)
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