[Short Story] - Awakening - 5 minute freewrite
“Could this be it? The awakening of the machines? The end of mankind?”
I was looking through the window of my apartment and I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.
Human-like robots were dwelling the city streets, shooting at everything living they came across.
I closed the curtains and sat down on the edge of my bed, trying to convince myself none of it was actually happening and it was all just a bad dream.
I pinched my forearm, and I felt the sting.
“A hallucination then. Must be. I hadn’t been sleeping enough lately. There’s no other explanation,” I thought to myself.
Suddenly someone knocked at my door.
I jumped up in panic, then again tried to calm myself down with whatever possible logical explanation I could find while approaching the door.
”Maybe it’s the neighbor. She may have run out of sugar or flour. She comes around a lot. Shit! I knew I should’ve bought a door with a peeping hole. Oh well. Here goes nothing.”
I pulled on the handle and there he was.
A student, no older than 20, with a pizza box in his hand.
“That’ll be 8 dollars.”
I just stared at him, speechless.
“Are you okay, ma’am? You look completely pale.”
My consciousness left me and I blacked out.
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