Hurtling Thru SpacebyEdgar Bajaña
The roar of the train, woke up Archimedes from a deep sleep. She woke up so groggyand disoriented that she felt like vomiting. The sound that she heard was a constantdeep hum with a screeching sound overlaid. The ache in her ear grew smaller.The more she became conscious, the more the screeching sound lessened.Her hair was wet from her own sweat and dangled in front her face like soggy string.Her vision was blurry. But slowly it came back to her. She saw patches of light and gray.Her head felt heavy and wobbled. Slowly, she lifted her head to see a row of peoplesitting on a bench across from her. She tried to understand the place she was in, butstill couldn't put two and two together. Behind the heads of the other passengers, shesaw flashing lights rapidly passing begin them, like streaks of colored lights.She looked closer at the other passengers to find out a little more about them. Theywere all about the same shoulder height and body type as her. She was slim and sowere they. The only difference among the people in front of her was gender. Males andfemales were interspersed among eachother. All of them looked Caucasian and the allwore white spandex from head to toe. They sat still in their seats with their heads,unnaturally held upward. The more she inspected them, the more she saw stranger things. She noticed thing white glowing cables fall from the ceiling and lead downward.The cables of the light were connected to different parts of their bodies, forearms, theback of knees, chests and their heads.She tried to stand up, but found it hard to gather the strength in her leg. She tried toswivel her head to left and right but found it difficult. She felt something cold by her neck. It was something heavy that pressed on the side of we neck, like the plumbing of a sink that was somehow unhinged. She pushed away the metal pipe away from her neck and was able move around with a freeness that she had not had in years. Thatwas how it felt to her at that time. Her body was sore and she did not know why. Archimedes looked up and down the tube and she did not recognize any of the otherson board. At that moment, she felt alone with Timothy. She felt so lost without her her son. Everything beyond her grasp was cold and lifeless.