This is my first novel that is currently in the editing stage. These are the first 250 words of the 64k story so I apologize in advance for the abrupt ending. Please let me know what you think! Thanks.
Darkness. I couldn’t see a thing. At first, I wasn’t even sure my eyes were open. I blinked. I blinked again. Still nothing.
At some point, I must have drifted back into some form of unconsciousness. The inky tendrils of nothingness stretched out to me, once again pulling me into its numbing embrace.
They sounded so far away.
And then nothing….
Suddenly, I became aware of an incessant beeping coming from my left. Beep. Beep. Beep. Beep. It was becoming more rapid. Faster and faster. Seemingly louder and louder.
Ugh, somebody turn it off!
I opened my eyes. Bad idea…bad idea.
The lights, harsh and blinding, flooded my vision until it was all I could see. I closed my eyes hoping to retreat back to the darkness like some form of deep sea creature scurrying back to the void. But I couldn’t return.
I began blinking rapidly, tears streaming down my cheeks. Beep. Beep. Beep. Why is nobody turning off that sound?
I tried to lift my arm to fumble around until I found the source of the noise. I had every intention of throwing it across the room until it smashed against the—
I tugged again. And again. My arm wouldn’t move. I struggled and pulled as hard as I could, but I still couldn’t break free of whatever was pinning me down.
Beep. Beep. Beep.
Wait. What was that?
Over the sound of the beeping, there were … footsteps?