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
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.