Frozen – Photo Fiction – May
May Speculative Fiction #Writingprompt
Here’s the photo for the month of May, that Diana, of Myths of the Mirror has given us to write about. Thanks, Diana! You can find her blog, and details of the challenge at the above link.
The photo is done in golds and browns. The man’s right arm and chest are encased in gold armor. He is looking down at his arm.
this is an image of a man who is part human and part machine. Behind him are gears and wires as well as a hint of fire or electricity.
Pixabay image by Brigitte Werner
Hey, what are you looking at?
Yes, I’m a mannequin, a real live mann – e – quin. I’m real, and I see you.
Don’t believe me?
I used to be a real man, but I was down on my luck and looking for a job. They were hiring at this one place for a live statue, or mannequin, as you may call it.
Wonderful, I thought, getting a paycheck for just standing there for a few hours. So I applied, and got the job.
I had no problems the first few weeks, but then something weird happened. We had a power outage at the store. It was caused by a lightning strike, I think I heard them say.
But, when the power came back on, I was unable to move. I was frozen in place, and it was a bit embarrassing, being dressed in this outlandish steam punk outfit. People who used to glance my way on a normal day, would now stop and stare intently at me. And, I could do nothing about it. I couldn’t even speak. I could move my eyes, though, and I’d glare at them, hoping to cast an evil eye their way.
It’s been a week now, since the unthinkable happened. I’m still here, and there have been many doctors, scientists, and others who have come to try and fix me. I wish they’d hurry up with a cure.
Come on, come on, come on … I’m getting hungry, and my nose itches, but there’s no way to let them know. How much longer must this go on?
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