May Speculative Fiction #Writing prompt

Thanks to Diana Wallace Peach of Myths of the Mirror for our May photoprompt.

For visually challenged writers, this is an image of a man who is part human and part machine. Behind him are gears and wires as well as a hint of fire or electricity.
Pixabay image by Brigitte Werner

The Awakening

He had nothing when he volunteered for the program.
No family, no prospects, no home, no ties. He was perfect.
They had tapped into his memory and deleted all knowledge of his former life.
Over the years, they had removed, improved and replaced vital components of his body.
By trial and error, he was practically indestructible now, one of a hundred ‘ideal soldiers’ of the future who would obey their superiors without question or conscience.
Each stood sedated in the ranks ready to strike when the time was right.
No-one noticed when he woke up and, flexing his golden muscles, began to test his new power.
‘Nice…………..’ flashed up on his mind monitor and was gone in an instant.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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30 Responses to May Speculative Fiction #Writing prompt

  1. Oh, nice one! Sci-fi works perfectly. I like the little twist there as he wakes up, has a thought, and then it’s gone. Thanks for playing!

  2. Reblogged this on Myths of the Mirror and commented:
    The first story in! A little sci-fi from Pensivity.

  3. Sadje says:

    Very interesting story. What happens next?

  4. Interesting. It sort of made me think of current civilization – the more advance we proclaim to be, the more powerful we profess to be the more fleeting the thoughts of being nice. I love when I read something that leaves me lost in thought – wonderful!

  5. blindzanygirl says:

    Brilliant Di

  6. Jackie says:

    A rogue maybe? I like it!

  7. Dude is swole! Very nice response!

  8. mylilplace says:

    I would love to read more of this story! Perfect for the image. πŸ™‚

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  10. Reblogged this on pensitivity101 and commented:

    Fandango has a thing going about flashback posts, and this is one I wrote on May 1st last year. Reading it now, I don’t think it was too bad!!

  11. willowdot21 says:

    I remember doing this one too πŸ’œ

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