The Director of the Institute walked Peter along an endless sterile corridor.

‘So, Mr. Franks, when you choose your time to arrive here, you’ll get a secure shuttered unit assigned to you.’ The Director informed him.

‘So behind each of these shutters…?’ Peter tailed off.

The Director smiled. ‘Yes, behind each of these doors there is a person hung in suspension until their specified re-animation date.’

‘Do they feel anything?’

‘Not a thing. It’s a very deep sleep, that’s all.’

‘And when they are re-animated to continue their life?’

The Director paused. ‘Well, that’s a bit of an unknown at the moment,’ he mumbled. ‘Moving on.’ He smiled and strode away.

Peter stood staring after him.


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© Amy Reese

Written as part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above, thanks to Sandra for the photo this week).

For more stories based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.

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41 thoughts on “CRYONICS

  1. That guy sounds like he should be selling snake oil off the back of a wagon. Who knows how you’d come back. I think I’d stop and stare also. Then I’d run not walk to the parking lot. Good writing, Iain. 🙂 — Suzanne

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