PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook
The turning of the gears was the last thing he heard before his reality twisted. The churning screech ground through his ears, making him cringe in discomfort.
It followed him into the nothingness.
The reawakening was an arduous process. It felt like years passed through his body, tearing him apart piece by piece and putting him back together again. At least, he had hoped for that before he’d entered The Machine.
When the dust cleared, he found himself hovering above concrete. Just as he thought it, his body slammed to the ground and he felt himself become a tangible part of the world.
For better or worse, he was home.
Friday Fictioneers is a weekly flash fiction prompt where we are given a photo and asked to write a 100 word story – beginning, middle and end. This one came in at 110 words. I also chose to combine Just Jot It January hosted by Linda G. Hill. Today’s prompt, tangible, is brought to us by Prajakta at An Armchair Perfectionist.
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