Baby It’s Cold In Here

This post is written for Friday FictioneersThe challenge is to write a complete story, beginning, middle, and end in 100 words or less using the picture prompt (below) as inspiration. My story follows the picture prompt.

Photo by Claire Fuller

It doesn’t feel cold in here. The dial in front of me reads -120 degrees.

There are three other occupants with me here in this stainless steel tube. One in each of four  pie-shaped quadrants. They used a crane yesterday to lift my buddy to my right out of this giant thermos bottle. He hasn’t returned yet.

They said they could find a cure for my disease in the next five years. Now that I think about it I should have asked a lot more questions. What will the world look like when I get out? Will the world still exist?

20 thoughts on “Baby It’s Cold In Here

  1. Priceless Joy August 28, 2015 / 6:45 pm

    I can’t stand the thought of being frozen and still conscious! Yikes, the horrors! Great story Danny!

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  2. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) August 27, 2015 / 11:06 am

    A scary thought.. but I guess it has happened in the vain hope that you will come to a better life.. maybe the one lifted out had forgot the fine-print on how many years the rent was for…

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  3. gahlearner August 27, 2015 / 9:07 am

    Great story, very descriptive. Horror to think about bein in this tube for centuries, and conscious. By them time they let him out, there may not be much of ‘him’ left.

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  4. Sandra August 27, 2015 / 8:32 am

    Very sinister, especially his neighbour not coming back. Perhaps they needed the space? Nice take.

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  5. draliman August 27, 2015 / 7:34 am

    He’s probably paying for his storage by the end so it makes no business sense to let him out the moment they find a cure 🙂
    Great story – you pose interesting questions at the end.

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  6. rochellewisoff August 27, 2015 / 6:22 am

    Dear Danny,

    I hope things work out for him. I love the description likening the cryogenic tube to a thermos. I can’t help thinking about Woody Allen in the movie Sleeper. 😉



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  7. micklively August 27, 2015 / 6:15 am

    Is that 120 Kelvin?
    Good piece.


    • Danny James August 27, 2015 / 2:47 pm

      Celsius. Which would be around 393 Kelvin.



  8. Claire Fuller August 27, 2015 / 3:11 am

    Creepy. I don’t like the thought that the narrator is still conscious! Great story.

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  9. Dale August 26, 2015 / 10:11 pm

    A little cryogenics hope happening here! 😉

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