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The man, the Clock, and the Mystery of Death
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The man, the Clock, and the Mystery of Death
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Jul 24, 2017
1 Min Read
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In a dark room, I sat waiting. Fearfully dreading the unknown future that lie closely ahead. The darkness was conflicted with a dull green light flooding out of 4 computer monitors. The sickening glow of advanced hardware faintly illuminated the face of a pale man. He sat terrified, chained to a metal chair. A terrible muffled cry pierced through the black piece of cloth covering his mouth, and echoed throughout the compressed quantity of space that surrounded him. He was trapped, forced to wait for his own death, but It wasn’t death that caused his dismay.copyright protection49PENANAO3GpkFZyTB

Elevated above the pale man, was placed an alabaster clock. Supported by four nails, Twelve Roman numerals surrounded the circumference of it. Faded by time, the uppermost digit, scarcely visible, stood as both the memory of the past, and the uncertainty of the future.copyright protection49PENANAbOcDTWLMNs

Eleven forty four, the clock read, as both the minute, and the hour gradually beat ever closer to the mysterious forsaken figure on the highest point of the clock.copyright protection49PENANAHYwWyOMY8T

Four monitors, shimmering with a bright fascination surrounded an immense, majestic cylindrical capsule filled with 412 liters of a murky solution. The dark blue fluid sat completely motionless waiting to seep into the mind of a dying man. A metal ramp, attached to the capsule led to the top where a man could enter.copyright protection49PENANAGXXmmi1mQV

Twelve men were watching the murky solution in intense anticipation. Pens were ready to record whatever may happen. Amongst the twelve scientists, my brother, ranked as leader.copyright protection49PENANAX2KaFD7rpU

John, My brother, was the pure essence of knowledge. He would not let anything slip by him without fully understanding it. If there was anything he didn’t understand completely, he would do unspeakable things to obtain the information. A small revolver was recklessly placed in his lab coat pocket.copyright protection49PENANAT6Sp3qeQon

As the clock beat, every passing second meant hope, excitement, and wonder to each the twelve observers. But for me, and the pale man, time brought nothing but dread, and despair. I found myself trying to grab hold of every moment to use as a barrier to protect me from the nearby future.copyright protection49PENANAJ4kHrGZt2Q

 “Monitors?” My brother asked.copyright protection49PENANAo0S8byLiZb

“Ready” One of the scientist replied.copyright protection49PENANAcTi5jlvxcT

“Subject?”copyright protection49PENANAUVYfDpWCTY

The pale man let out another muffled crycopyright protection49PENANAthZmqbUbtU

“Ready”copyright protection49PENANAnGNFL61gEd

“Tank?”copyright protection49PENANAay99NMzJps

“Ready”copyright protection49PENANAITJIf9T9ln

“Let the experiment begin.”copyright protection49PENANA3J3RoPXq5C

Four scientists walked to the pale man. Looking to the clock, the pale man’s body tensed. The scientist unbound the test subject, while three other scientists began to uncover the capsule.copyright protection49PENANADgaNpYAYI0

The pale man was ripped from his chair, and his arms forced behind his back He was pushed onto the ramp, and lead to the top.copyright protection49PENANAqrTaa8k4iG

Three of the gloved scientist stretched a clear plastic sheet behind the head of the pale man.copyright protection49PENANAsmpvdNkbeq

John grabbed the silver revolver from his pocket. He loaded the weapon.copyright protection49PENANANSHYF6Xg5G

The sound of a gunshot echoed through the cramped darkness. Red fluid from the head of the pale man darted, covering the clear plastic sheet.copyright protection49PENANAgw89Hii1nA

After quickly disposing of the clear plastic, the scientists quickly forced the pale corpse into the murky solution, and closed the capsule.copyright protection49PENANAHPW7laVFm9

The fluid eagerly entered the newly contrived hole in the head of the test subject. The sound of the expensive monitors brought the excitement, and pain of truth to the otherwise ignorant room. The clock ticked ever closer to the dreaded, and anticipated twelve o clock.copyright protection49PENANA691N8GU5W0

Seizing the sequence of binary code received from the fluid, the monitors went completely black. The clock beat twelve times.copyright protection49PENANAMdxUmedFgA

A small fleck of beautiful white appeared in the dead center of each of the four monitors. Scientists began scribbling what appeared to be complete non-sense onto their observation pads.copyright protection49PENANAfYpc5Lm0qI

The light began to grow. The sound of the computer systems increased in volume. The clock forced its way closer to midnight which was now lightly obscured by the pale man’s blood.copyright protection49PENANA9xSal0Rf6O

The white light that seemed so small, and utterly insignificant now filled the entire screen. The systems were louder than ever. The 12 scientists began scribbling frantically.copyright protection49PENANAgS1NNo104h

As the fluid leaned to decipher the information, the image cleared up. A bright figure stood near the center of the screen.copyright protection49PENANAAjg0wlLTlc

“The afterlife!” Said John.copyright protection49PENANACvKuG5vxlC

A deafening sound was made by a failing computer system.copyright protection49PENANAmBvopiNqiR

The glass shattered. The dark fluid now covered the ground. The pale man was no longer kept in men’s bondage.copyright protection49PENANAITbYUHkGBF

My brother fell to his knees.copyright protection49PENANATdbDIRJdp4

“Failure.” He repeated.copyright protection49PENANAPLGla5DXwV

“No man hath seen god. There is only one path, a man can take, to see Him.” I said.copyright protection49PENANAPfP0eJIyqj

His eyes widened in understanding. A grin crept upon his face. He now knew how to find his answer.copyright protection49PENANAejwqXehGsG

He opened his mouth, and filled the space between his teeth with a small silver bullet.copyright protection49PENANALirsDBxgz4

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