A short story by Madison Miller S3
I don’t know where I am. I was walking across the road a minute ago, so where am I?
I opened my eyes to see a bright screen with the words ‘Try Again? Or End Game?’ I extended and pressed Try Again. Suddenly, I felt a sharp pain in my head and a blinding white light pierces my eyes. I blinked once or twice to regain my vision, where was I?
“Congratulations, it was a safe delivery, and your baby is healthy.”
I saw this doctor holding me, and I don’t know how, but I tried to get out of his grasp, but I wasn’t getting anywhere. I felt something under my body moving. As I looked up I saw a woman with brown hair and bright blue eyes, reminding me of my mother.
That’s when I froze. Memories filled my head. Seeing my parents for the first time to my eighteenth birthday to the accident.
I thought back to the black screen with the bright colours. You normally see that at the end of a game. Was my life just a video game? Was someone controlling my life?
I wonder what would’ve happened if I pressed End Game. Would I be dead? Would I have to wait until someone played the game again? How do I know if anyone knew about this, that every single person in this world gets another chance at life?
I closed my eyes and held my breath. I could hear faint crying. Everything was slowly fading away, I couldn’t feel anything.
In front of me was the exact same screen. I walked closer and raised my hand, touching the ‘End Game’ button.
The screen disappeared, and everything went black. Soon, I couldn’t do anything, I couldn’t move. My thoughts got quieter with every word. Until there was silence.
Madison’s story featured as part of her presentation on skills she develops out with school: My Hobbies
We think both the story and presentation are superb 🙂