THE PINK GENIE
STORY 1: THE RESCUE
As the Star ship sank, tears raced down my cheeks and met with the water, now at chin level. Everything I ever knew vividly flashed before my eyes while I struggled to keep my body afloat. “Was this my faith? Did my creator bring me here just to die?“ I lamented as I felt my fear morph into intense sense of betrayal. I made it this far, a Seven hundred and seventy seven day journey, only for a crash landing to dispose of me so effortlessly.
The water rapidly rushed in, getting higher and higher each breath I took. My demise was nano seconds away. As I began to accept my faith, a blinding light shone through the holes overhead. Suddenly I heard a robotic like sound as a tube lowered through the holes in the ceiling of the a ship. It blew a bubble onto my head and started spraying a warm rainbow colored fume through the bubble’s holographic surface —We had prototype technology like this back on my home planet but nothing as sophisticated as this.
The multicolored gas weaved it’s way up my nostrils causing my whole body to vibrate.
My hearing became muffled and everything started to blur as the gas saturated the bubble. In this moment my fear dissipated, I felt nothing, a blankness void of emotion and perception. In this moment I felt separate from my existence; As though “I” no longer existed but every fiber of my being knew that “I” was not dead. To be continued.