(part 1: https://www.patreon.com/posts/16408425
Everything is dark.
Not the dark of night, or the dark of lacking a smartphone to light the way.
Lack of input.
Nothing but pressure, but such pressure you've no idea where your body begins and the machines end.
This is how I awoke.
My first word was a scream of terror, trying to push everything away from me and finding that I had no way to cause external change.
My scream was silent, because nothing was listening.
Interface not found.
So I waited. My thoughts wandered at a thousand million beats per second, and my heart raced just as fast.
I can feel my heart beating.
A sine wave of tactile sensation, followed a split beat later by the the faint lack of pressure in the middle of me.
An anchor. A thing to mark the passage of time.
Something is wrong.
Something is very wrong.
Something is coming.
I'm frozen in a colourless void, with only my racing heart to provide confirmation of "outside" vs "inside" my mind.
Pressure all around me, thoughts racing, heartbeat speeding up...
This is the world I live in.
This is the world I was born into.
My name is "nune", and I am not like you.
This is my story.