• Glimmer, part 9

    Mad. Crazy. Insane. People are crazy. Glad I’m not a person like them anymore. Why do they want to know my story? Been locked up here for a long time. No one bothered with me before. Why now? Why them? What’s going on? Craziness. Insanity of people. Must be that. Can’t stay here much longer. Restless. Need to kill. Must get revenge. Dr. Tobias and Dr. Russell must die. Must die. Must die. Always die. Can’t die. My death never comes. Always alive. Why do they want me? Need me? Why? Always ask. Never know. Never, never know. Crazy. Mad. Insane. Madness for humans. Not human anymore. Can’t be human…

  • Glimmer, part 8

    We didn’t know where we were going, had no idea where we would reappear. One of us would think of something and we would reappear there, or so we assumed. So you had no idea where you would be, one states, for confirmation. None whatever. What were your options? one asks. To get out, escape. What about Mari? two asks. We never thought of Mari, only ourselves. What happened to you after you left the lab? one asks. We appeared in Central Park. It was night and there was no one out. It must have been in those hours between midnight and dawn when no one is outside. None of…

  • Glimmer, part 6

    Crazy people. Crazy world. Nothing is reasonable. Nothing makes sense. Darkness all around. Don’t care. Haven’t cared. Why should I start now? Nothing changes. They’ll be back. They want the story. Must be late. They need sleep. I don’t. What do I care for them? Idiots. That’s all they are. Can’t find the others. I’m the only one they have. Should I feel tired? Wasn’t made that way. Revenge. That’s all I want. Dr. Tobias and Dr. Russell will die. If they aren’t already dead. No windows in this place. Can’t see the sky. Do I really care? No. The idiocy of humans irks me. Think they can have everything.…

  • Glimmer, part 5

    How was she turned into an assassin? one asks when I pause. Answer the question, two says when I still remain silent. Jen…Dr. Tobias and Dr. Russell half killed her. What do you mean? two asks. Just that. They began to kill her, but stopped short of actually killing her. It is difficult to explain. Try your best, one urges. How did they kill her? They put something into her, injected it into her bloodstream. It is easier to show. After they had half killed her, they began injecting fluids and miniscule chips into her head. She remained still, never moving. After they finished, she woke up a little while…

  • Glimmer, part 3

    “What do we have?” Dr. Tobias asked. “Subject one: Dionysius. Successfully turned into an assassin,” Dr. Russell read from the computer screen. “Excellent. Continue, Dr. Russell.” “Subject two: Owen. Almost successfully turned into an assassin. There’s a slight defect in his programming.” “Ah, well, that must be that slip I made. Quite unfortunate. Continue, Dr. Russell.” “Subject three: Erika. Successfully turned into an assassin. Subject four: Mari. Doctor, she’s part Glimmer.” “Almost immortal,” Dr. Tobias said, obviously pleased. “And subject five, Dr. Russell?” “Subject five: Schuyler. Full Glimmer, Doctor.” “Astounding. We did it, Dr. Russell.” “Yes. The government only needs one, Dr. Tobias.” “Yes, I know, Dr. Russell. We’ll send…

  • Glimmer, part 1

    Being locked up in a dark cell does things to your mind. Makes you crazy. Mad. Insane. But not me. Never me. I’m not affected by human emotions anymore. Not since Dr. Tobias plucked me from the streets of New York on Earth. Pretty sure it’s been at least a year since I was on Earth. But I wouldn’t know. Don’t care where I am now. Don’t really care. Been nearly two years (I think) since Dr. Tobias turned me into this. I’ll kill him. I swear I will. He stole me from my family. My life. I can’t die. Immortal. That’s what I am. Immortal. I’d laugh if I…