This is a fairly short story, that is told as a back and forth. But for all its brevity, it doesn’t half hit hard. After I finished reading it I sat quietly mouthing “Daaaaaaaamn” to myself. Dark, sinister and mysterious themes: these are a few of my favourite things.
STORY NUMBER: 56 PROMPT PROVIDER: @baboonicorn AUTHOR: @danbeames TITLE: HIGH
It feels like there’s someone here. I mean, I know there’s no one here
-There’s someone here
There’s no one here
-There’s some*thing* here
I didn’t know what it would be like
-How could you?
So… What now?
-Tell me what you want. We can do whatever you want. You want to see something?
I just want to get high. You know, buzzing
-You want to enjoy music? Light? Sex?
Yeah sure, I’m going out, music, then whole lot
-I can make you more confident?
Sure, sure, let’s go
-OK. Let me take over. Alright? We’ll have a great time
OK, OK, let’s go
-Control, we need a high dose please
Who are you talking to?
GO FOR CONTROL, CONFIRM ADMINISTRATION
What the fuck is that?
-Confirmed control, administer now
UNDERSTOOD. RELEASING SUBSTANCE
What’s going on?
PERMISSION TO DELETE ORIGINAL IMAGE
I’m freaking out a bit here, how long does this last?
-Granted, we have full command of the host
Where am I going?
IMAGE DELETED. COMMENCE REWRITING PROTOCOL
-Unit is under our authority, reconstructing personality
NEW PILOT SUCCESSFULLY INSTALLED
-Thank you Control, we are on the move
ENJOY YOUR NEW SHIP
PROMPT: The latest recreational craze amongst the rich & dissolute is a sentient designer drug.