Insubstantially Me

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Science Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
Sam always had a good life. It was never perfect, of course. She never had many friends and had no idea what she wanted to do with her life, but she knew it would all work out eventually. She just has to figure out what she wants. But when Sam is kidnapped and supposed dead by the world, a future of her choice and her freedom are ripped away. She is completely at the mercy of Dr. Wescott, the scientist Sam soon learns to hate. She must either find a miraculous way to escape or resign herself to a life of being held captive to be used as a guinea pig. Escape, however, is impossible, but staying is unthinkable.

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Insubstantially Me

Submitted: December 09, 2011

Sam's always had a good life. It was never perfect, of course. She never had alot of friends and had no idea what she wanted to do with her life, but she knew it would all work out, eventually. She just needed to figure out what she wants. But when she's kidnapped and supposed dead by the world, a future of her choice and her freedom are ripped away. She's completely at the mercy of Dr. Wescott, a scientist Sam soon learns to hate. She must either find a miraculous way to escape or resign herself to a life of being held captive to be used as a guinea pig. Escape, however, is impossible, but staying is unthinkable. Read Chapter

Submitted: December 10, 2011

I opened my eyes and stared at the unfamiliar, white ceiling, momentarily dazed. The ceiling in my bedroom was painted to look like a clo... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 12, 2011

After what had probably been a few hours, I sat curled on the window ledge, with the mangled chair at my feet. I stared out the impe... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 13, 2011

"Is this really necessary?" I asked, irritated that my hands and feet were locked into place in addition to the unyielding strap around m... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 13, 2011

"You may as well get rid of that, because I'm not touching it," I said, nodding at the tray of food on the table. The guard assigned... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 14, 2011

I must have drifted off at some point because the next thing I was conscious of was a loud, obnoxious noise assaulting my ears. Afte... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 15, 2011

Over the next few weeks, I fell into a routine. I was woken up, by that obnoxious alarm every morning at seven. I'd have breakfast and ge... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 16, 2011

I spent the next week, working relentlessly on strengthening my arms and perfecting my plan in my head. I figured with another week ... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 17, 2011

I was sitting, cross-legged, picking at the bread from my dinner, dressed and ready, when Wescott came back into my room. We regarde... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 17, 2011

"Now," Wescott said, after I was seated. "Make sure you do not cross that line." He pointed to the faint blue line on the floor. I was si... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 17, 2011

"I thought I wasn't going to be allowed to eat," I said, sarcastically after I was escorted back to my room and found a new tray of food,... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 19, 2011

I was running. Or, I was trying to run. My legs were sluggish and I stumbled every few steps. But I had to keep going. They were rig... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 20, 2011

It only took me a second to realize it was Mark. He abruptly stopped when he saw me and his eyes went wide before he glanced around nervo... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 23, 2011

I tensed and looked out the window, seeing the white van that was now sitting quite noticeably in the middle of the parking lot. It was j... Read Chapter

Submitted: January 27, 2012

I had to force myself to stay calm as the train reached Penn Station. I was now sitting in the first train car, near the exit, and w... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 15, 2012

"Where to?" The bored-sounding driver asked after I was comfortably seated in the back of the cab. Thankfully, I hadn't been noticed in m... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 15, 2012

"Get out!" It wasn't so much the severe voice that woke me, as it was being poked in the arm with hundreds of tiny needles. If I had... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 17, 2012

I felt a little more secure once I was wearing my new outfit. It consisted of jeans, a dark, long sleeved shirt, and a Yankees cap, which... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 20, 2012

The pain in my head built to an almost unbearable level and my muscles cramped with the effort to keep completely still and quiet. I was ... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 29, 2012

I stuck to alleys and side streets, turning corners at random, not stopping until my legs burned and I was gasping for breath. All the wh... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 30, 2012

I sat up quickly, momentarily confused about where I was. It seemed I was getting used to that feeling because I wasn't terrified this ti... Read Chapter

Submitted: September 01, 2012

I allowed myself to limp along for a few blocks, moving as quickly as possible. But after receiving a few unsavory looks from men I passe... Read Chapter

Submitted: September 03, 2012

I was amazed by how quickly I felt comfortable with these guys. I still compulsively glanced out the window, but I talked and laughed fre... Read Chapter

Submitted: September 08, 2012

I took in the small living room as David locked the door behind me. It was surprisingly tidy for a man living alone. The furnishings were... Read Chapter

Submitted: September 17, 2012

When I awoke, I was disoriented, which was usual of late. But the unusual thing was that my muscles were sore from having slept so well f... Read Chapter

Submitted: October 06, 2012

"You're leaving?" I turned to see David with his jacket on and keys in hand. Ten different scenarios raced through my head about how... Read Chapter

Submitted: October 06, 2012

I opened my eyes and stared at the television for a few seconds, realizing that I must have fallen asleep since it now showed the news ra... Read Chapter

Submitted: January 05, 2013

  Over the next week, I became much more comfortable around David. I hadn't given him any more information than before, but I wa... Read Chapter

Submitted: January 05, 2013

  "I'm heading out for a while," David said from behind me. After seeing my panic that first time he left me alone, he'd taken t... Read Chapter

Submitted: February 12, 2013

  "Ha!" I threw a superior glance over my shoulder toward David. "Just broke 2,500."    This little Mahjong to... Read Chapter

Submitted: April 21, 2013

  I'd been unable to meet David's eyes throughout my lengthy explanation and he hadn't spoken, giving me absolutely no indicatio... Read Chapter

Submitted: April 21, 2013

  What's taking him so long? I wanted to scream as I made my obsessive circuit around the tiny apartment the way I had been for ... Read Chapter

Submitted: April 21, 2013

  "So, you can remember anything you want just by looking at it?" David asked as we scrubbed the walls of his newly emptied bedr... Read Chapter

Submitted: September 10, 2013

I was dreaming. I must be. It was strange to be aware of the fact while it was happening. I was standing in the room that had been my... Read Chapter

Submitted: September 10, 2013

"Your popcorn, M'lady." David set the overflowing bowl on the coffee table. The British accent he adopted was obviously inspired by tonig... Read Chapter

Submitted: September 10, 2013

Over the next several days, David made plans, but his actions told me nothing. If I hadn't already been aware that he was up to something... Read Chapter

Submitted: September 23, 2013

"Now?" I asked yet again, dying to rip the wretched blindfold from my face. I lost track of time on this torturous ride. It felt like hou... Read Chapter

Submitted: October 20, 2013

I could count on one hand, the number of times I'd gotten any sleep on a couch. But whether from exhaustion due to the hour when I lay... Read Chapter

Submitted: October 20, 2013

David decided to show me some "basics" in self-defense, "just in case". I was about to tell him that I was way beyond the basics and actu... Read Chapter

Submitted: October 22, 2013

"You alright?" David whispered as we huddled together, hidden in the woods that surrounded my former prison. I turned to him, incredu... Read Chapter

Submitted: October 22, 2013

It was him - the man who I always thought looked like an accountant. The one who'd gotten so close to finding me so many times. Obvio... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 11, 2013

David came towards me, reaching for my arm, and I lurched away, grateful that my legs were more sturdy. "Don't touch me!" I cried, st... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 11, 2013

In the dark, it seemed like another laboratory, cold, sterile, and unexceptional. Why would Mark want me to look in here? Slappin... Read Chapter

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