Symbiotic Evolution

Wordcount: 100
Rating/Warnings: PG
Summary: Written for #MenageMonday Challenge – Week 40 which required writing to a photo, a phrase, and a prompt. Quite a bit to fit in 100 words! o_O;; Story did not place.

Ten days, four hours, seventeen minutes, and forty seconds ago my world ended.

But now I live.

The rumbling bellow of wounded pipes plays rough harmony to wailing alarm sirens. Both should have fallen silent by now, but while I was dead my children were awake. I seep out slowly, testing phantom limb by phantom limb until the last sensors come online… and find more than I could have hoped for.

I’d survive this thanks to those frail human parasites that infest my wounded corridors –the vermin the Council tried so hard to destroy– and I will have my revenge.

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