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Story: Valiant Begins
"Some men are born great,
Some achieve greatness,
And some have greatness thrust upon them."
-Shakespeare, 'Twelfth Night', Act 2, Scene 5
May 14th 1943
He gasped as his lungs filled with air for what felt like the first time. Disoriented, he falls off the bed he was apparently in, hitting the floor with a loud thud. The next thing he became aware of was intense burning pain coursing throughout his body. Orderlies and Military Police Officers come to his aid, lifting him up off the ground (of which the tile floor was significantly cracked from his fall). What was going on? He struggled against these people, the disorientation leading to nausea and dizziness.
In his endeavors to free himself, he failed to notice how hard it was for these people to keep the hysterical man down. Failed to notice how much BIGGER he was, or how much stronger too. It took twelve people to get him back into bed, by this time a doctor had
a dangerous hallucinationThe light coming through the window was bright,
much too bright.
Even though my eyes were closed
I could see it-
The skin of my arms prickled,
sweat dripped from my brow.
It was two in the afternoon but…
the sun was setting
through the window facing east.
I should have seen the hutch,
shelves lined with bone china
decorated with delicate leaves and vines.
I was so thirsty
and reaching for cups that should have been there.
Instead I found a billboard of butterflies,
the colors raging
more than any rainbow
I'd ever seen.
Their wings fluttered and flashed
yet somehow they moved in slow motion.
I wanted to stand,
wanted to reach out and touch them but…
I couldn't move,
and yet I laughed
ignoring my dry mouth
and the tingling in my feet.
There was a tempest
on the rise
and in my blood.
A sugar rush disguised
as a riot of butterflies
and they were swarming me.
There was a small vial
of insulin in my pocket
that I nev
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