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.

Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

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