Prompt: A Day in the Life
Words: identical, pot roast, decorate, sign, abuse, library, amnesia, butcher, submit, sensation
“Have you had this experience before?”
Kayla blinked twice, slowly at the councilor. Did she really have to submit to such a stupid question? “Um, no. I’ve never before found myself in a butcher shop holding a pot roast next to a dead body with no recollection of how I got there or why.”
“You realize that true amnesia is rare.”
Kayla bit her lip and scanned the library-like room with shelves filled with books. The pain sensation kept her from blurting out something snide to the court-appointed councilor. If she were trying to make distrustful people comfortable, she’d likely decorate the same way.
“Okay,” she said slowly. “But there have been nearly identical reports of other instances like mine. Have any of them remembered?”
The councilor gave no sign of whether or not he heard – much less believed – her. Kayla wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt but her trust issues now had trust issues.
“Maybe you should spend your time with the profilers.” Kayla was on a roll now. “What kind of person inflicts this kind of abuse and shouldn’t you be looking for him?”
“Perhaps. Or we could just forget this ever happened and see what else we can accomplish?”
The room and Kayla’s consciousness went black.
Word Count: 212
Written: 3/14 – 15/2017