GENRE: Science Fiction
My eyes fluttered open. I was shivering. Exhausted. Unable to focus.
Gotta find a blanket, I thought as the shivering worsened. Get up... My mind blanked. Get up...
In that tiny space where a name should have popped into my head, silence lingered, accompanied by the haunting sensation that something was wrong.
I couldn't remember my name.
Beeping stole my attention for a moment. I couldn't tell if it was real, or just in my mind. My head remained fixed, eyes still blurred. What's going on? My arms struggled against restraints. How did I get here? My legs didn't move. Why can't I remember? The beeping at my side increased with my panic. Something poked me in the back.
Out of the corner of my eye, I caught some small movement. A group of people clad only in white stood just a few feet away from where I lay trapped. Several of them wrote on what looked like small electronic devices.
One of them, a brunette, approached me, her eyes soft and almost calming. "Hey there," she said quietly.
I tensed, struggling to focus. She seemed familiar, but I couldn't remember why. A small tear rolled down her cheek. "Who are you?" I asked, my voice barely stronger than a whisper.
Her eyes narrowed. "Janelle?"
I turned back and stared at the ceiling, closing my eyes against my throbbing head. The beeping just wouldn't stop. "Janelle?" Is that my name? I...
A sudden splitting ache ravaged my head.