Outcast

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic
An introduction to a longer piece I am working on, where there is an outsider, who wants to be remembered for something before he dies.

Submitted: May 25, 2014

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He was a savant of science. Living in a science-illiterate world weighted heavily on him. The images of God, religion, and mysticism were seared into his mind. He’d always wake up in a cold sweat in the middle of the night. A nightmare that wouldn’t go away. He felt he was under God’s thumb. An omnipotent being, in complete control of his senses and perception. Always there, always watching, free will an illusion.  He had no friends, only acquaintances. Geniuses from time’s past, living only in books. They were the only people who understood his introverted personality. They were the only ones who caused a gleam in his eye. Those who were called his neighbors feared him. They didn’t see him as a man, but a creature of science. Skin, discolored, probably due to failed experiments. Teeth, so rotten, that they smelled like ammonia. His scleras were no longer  white, but yellow, due to his failing kidneys. He knew he didn’t have much time to live. However, he wanted what Newton, Einstein, Tesla, and Edison had; immortality. He wanted to be remembered in the annals of history. However, he was a mediocre scientist at best. Since childhood, he was terrible at science. His childhood chemistry set, bought by his then-living parents, would cause explosions and make a mess. In high school, he was unable to dissect a frog; his hands would always shake. In college, he couldn’t find a lab partner who wasn’t grossed out by his platypus appearance. He knew everything about science, but he couldn’t apply it. So, how was he going to become immortal and live on in history? Part 2 is coming soon…..


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