The Choice

Series: Zoo Cage Prophet | Story 1

Last updated 11/28/2022 at 11:57am

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No warning is given. The instant brightness burns through my eyelids. I only have two options: open my eyes to the light, or cover up and try to avoid it.

Here in Ad Seg (the Hole) I have control over little. Although I can flush my toilet when I use it, the system limits me to only two flushes every thirty minutes. I'm allowed to shave when I shower; however, I only receive three showers every seven days. And although I have a light switch, the wizards behind the steel curtains can override it at their whim.

The cell I'm in is actually the last cell in the building. There are three tiers (...

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