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Coma (standard:drama, 1014 words)
Author: KworbAdded: Jan 21 2001Views/Reads: 2372/1420Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
A man is involved in a traffic accident. What will happen to him?

Who would have thought that after my careful observations of the street,
the cars and all of the other traffic, that it would happen. All of a 
sudden it came over me, while I walked slowly, avoiding contact with 
others. I must have not looked properly, when I first felt the pain in 
my right leg, and my balance was taken away. Moved to another reality 
where the laws of gravity did not exist. I felt air all around me, and 
even the strong pains in my head did not seem that bad, in this new 
subconscious zone where the state of my physical body would go 
unnoticed by my damaged brain. The darkening sky was above me, left of 
me, all around me, and all seemed endless. There was no time, there was 
no existence. Even I did not exist, even though I could witness this. 
The clouds in the endless sky disappeared and I was overwhelmed by the 
sight of the biggest sun I had ever seen, the light of it shining 
sharply into my eyes, burning my retina. I wanted to close my eyes, but 
I had no eyelids. I wanted to hide my eyes with my hands, but I didn't 
even have limbs. I had nothing. I was all alone. 

But then, the sounds came, the sounds of humans. It reminded me of my
wife and my kids, where were they now, did they know what happened to 
me, even though I did not? Gina, young beautiful Gina, so young when I 
married her, she never seemed to age. Our daughter Beth, still such a 
small child, with her happy smile everytime she saw me, and tears in 
her eyes when I sometimes had to leave for a few days for business. And 
our son Jake, who has only been on this planet for seven months.. My 
family. Where were they? I needed to escape this mindless prison.. Yes, 
mindless, it literally was mindless, as if I had used several kilograms 
of cocaine.. Would I ever be able to escape? What did the voices say.. 
The voices.. The voices were around me but I could not understand.. The 
crying.. That one voice, it seemed so close, I recognized it somehow, 
but.. didn't know.. who, what it was.. 

"Mommy, what happened to daddy?" 

"He's asleep, Beth.. I'm sure he'll be ok soon." 

"I want my daddy!!", Beth cried, as tears again formed in her eyes. Her
mother tried to calm her. 

"Oh honey.. Please wake up.. We need you." 

What did they say, and were they talking to me, or were they just random
thoughts taken from minds of people who I did not even know. Maybe the 
words were in another language.. Yes.. Or maybe aliens.. Aliens! Aliens 
could have kidnapped me.. Why.. But.. What did they do to my body.. Why 
have I become just a mind.. a soul.. a single soul left in this light.. 
this bright light.. Why do I hear things when I don't have ears.. Why 
do I see when I don't have eyes.. Why do I breathe when I don't have 
lungs.. Why? 

"I'm sorry to inform you about this, ma'am, but it seems that the
situation is worse than we originally diagnosed.." 

Gina buried her head in her hands. Her body had become old because of
the worries. Some of her tears fell down on the floor. She looked up at 
the doctor. The cruel doctor who had to do awful things like this every 

"What.. What do you mean, doctor?" 

"Well.. He has suffered major brain damage. The chance that he will ever
return to his original self is almost non-existent.." 

Again, Gina cried, her spirit broken. 

And my thoughts were still alive, free in this world, but trapped
because there was no way out. I tried what I could.. But that was the 
problem.. I couldn't do anything.. Without feeling, without a body.. 
And the bright light was slowly fading. Slowly I was slipping in a 
cold, lonely darkness, abandoned by everything that I had once loved. 
That I still loved. Was I still loved? 

Gina was sitting next to the bed, in which her sleeping husband lay. Her
eyes were red, burnt by the endless tears. She had just heard the news. 

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