Stop. Wait. Freeze. Take your time. Don’t rush. Don’t hurry. Don’t go too quickly. Have to be smart. Have to be careful. Don’t want to screw this up. Don’t want to make a mistake. It’s too important to be accurate. To be right. Don’t blow this. Don’t blow everyone up.
Tick. Tick. Tick. Time is wasting. You only have so long. Be careful but don’t be too slow. Being too slow is the end of things. Hurry. Hurry. Hurry! But with care and precision. Go fast but also go slow. Come on. You can do it. Don’t think about it too much. Just do it and be confused later. What’s wrong with you? Don’t stop to consider it. You don’t have that time. You don’t have any time to waste.
Feel that sweat? Try to stop sweating. It doesn’t help. It’s just going to make your fingers inaccurate. Wipe them off and keep going. You can’t stop. If you stop, everyone dies. Everyone dies and it’ll be your fault. Your fault. You don’t want that so you have to succeed. You have to get it right. Hurry! But not too fast!
You’re in charge but you’re to blame, no matter what happens. Better make sure it ends the way you need it to, of course. Better make sure you get it right and save the day. This is what you wanted, right? Power over life and death? The chance to be a hero? You certainly talked about it enough. It just so happens the wrong person heard you. Bad luck, I suppose. Bad luck but you can’t be unlucky with this. You have to do it right. You have all the information, so why not just do it the right way?
People are screaming now. That was close, wasn’t it? Too close for comfort. You have to keep going, though. You can’t pay attention to what everyone else is doing. They have their own lives to worry about, but you have everyone’s lives to worry about. You can’t slip up. You have to ignore the gunfire going on. You have to ignore the blood and the smoke. Those are distractions and you can’t afford a distraction. They can’t afford a distraction.
The clock is getting tighter now. I know you can see it. I know you can hear it. You feel that tickticktickticktick getting louder and louder in your ears. The situation is coming unraveled but you have to stay strong. You have to stay focused. Do not let yourself become part of the problem. This is your fault, yes, but you can fix it. Have to fix it. Don’t screw it up.
You’re through. Good. You’re close. Just one wire left. Oh no. Oh no. They didn’t know and you didn’t tell them, did you? They don’t know you’re colorblind. There’s a red wire and a green wire left and you can’t tell the difference. One is right. The other is death.
You have to guess. Just guess.
Here is where I''ll post random stories that aren't, as of yet, in a larger book. Call it a free ride into the mouth of madness, yo.