Footsteps echo down the aisle.   The cold air vibrates with their hollow sound.   Two bodies searching for one. The one becomes restless.   She senses their purpose.  They know it too.

The triangular knobs spin.   Hologram of FA-FOL hovers over the gap as the rows spilt.  She’s awake six down on the left.  Her arms thrash inside a straight jacket.   Her ability to fight is well known.  Her vision interupted. Figurine cased in white cotton cloth with nothing but flashing eyes visible.

“We need you to tell us” the black suit shouts

She stares.

“We’ll sedate you.  And get it that way.   Your choice!”

“You can’t.  I’ll lose the vision.   Freedom or they destroy you.” Her voice is calm.

“Remember psychics don’t run free any more.  Stick her.” The black suit steps back and waves.

Part two…

24 thoughts on “FA-FOL

  1. Great story, very thought-provoking. How do you prevent crimes from psychics when they have unique powers? Obviously locking them all up can’t be the solution. Both groups make me worried here, the black suits and the psychic.


    1. My mind was the war on terrorism. What is scarer than people who could see things yet to come? Their holders. Historically, mystics/psychics are not imposing in physical stature. Maybe that’s type casting a bit.

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  2. Just because her arms are thrashing, it doesn’t mean her voice can’t remain calm… I, for one, could never remain calm with my arms in a straight-jacket!

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  3. A frightening vision and a good story. My only small point would be that you write that her arms thrash inside her straight jacket and then only moments later her voice is calm. I’m not sure if she’s scared, angry or calm.

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