No Escape Short Story

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No Escape I closed my eyes and let the darkness take me. My eyes fluttered open. The groggy haze of sleep lifted slowly from my mind as I woke up. My skin was kissed by the cold lips of sterile metal pressed against my skin as I lay on the floor. The harsh light from the single lightbulb in the centre of the room blinded my eyes as I took in my surroundings. The strange room I currently inhabited was empty, save for a wide black door on the far side of the room. I groggily sat up, wiping the sleep dust from my eyes, wondering where I was and how I got here in the first place. I pushed myself with effort off the floor, and blearily stood up, my black boots slipping slightly on the polished steel. I instinctively brushed off my clothes, my jagged and bitten nails snagging the fabric. I flicked my hair out of my eyes, feeling the overgrown fringe that needed to be cut desperately. Any longer and it would cover my vision entirely. A sudden beep coming from my wrist cut through the silence and echoed off the smooth walls. A digital wrist watch decorated my wrist. The luminous clock face read exactly 6:00.32. I walked unsteadily towards the large door and reached for the…show more content…
As I journeyed through the many floors of the mysterious building I was in, I found absolutely nothing. No exit. No obvious button or lever. Every floor and room looked exactly the same as the last. Each room held the same homogenous grey metal floor, the same harsh lightbulb, the same smooth walls. And each room was as empty as my mind was bare of memories. I must have gone through 4 floors with no change. My watch beeped. 10:00.00. Maybe I shouldn't have taken that break earlier. I could've had more time. Now I only had two hours left. I sighed as I opened yet another door. This one opened with a loud creak. That was new. The doors I had encountered earlier had opened as seamlessly as a well-oiled machine. The moment I entered I knew this room was
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