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Rated: E · Fiction · Contest · #2276784
7/17/22 prompt to The Daily Flash Fiction prompt above.
Word Count: 297

The blast of cold air slammed against my face. The shade of the office buildings helped little to fight the heat. I walked to the metal desk and smiled. Strangely I felt no fear.

“May I help you Sir?” a bright-faced young attendant asked.

I straightened and cleared my throat. “Do you know who I am?”

The young man stared. “Excuse me?”

“I woke up this morning in a hotel room and I can’t figure out who I am. I have no identification on me.”

“One moment.” The attendant reached for a phone and spoke.

A minute later a young man wearing a white coat came through a door off to my left. The man was slightly out of focus but smiling. “Ah, Mr. Sampson, we’ve been looking for you. Come with me, please.”

My feet carried me toward the door a few steps behind the stranger.  The door opened toward a dark room. I followed the stranger in and started falling. There was no floor beneath my feet. There were no walls only streaks of light going up into blackness. I tried to scream but nothing came out. I tried to find something to grab, but there was only air.

Someone was calling the name Harry. The distant voice was getting closer.  My freefall was slowing. “Harry, can you hear me?. Come on wake up.”

My eyes fluttered open. I was sitting in a padded reclined chair. Jim, my dentist was standing beside me. I had an oxygen mask on my face. “What happened?”

“You had a reaction to the gas. You are fine though. An EMT is close if you need him.”

Right. Today I had four wisdom teeth pulled. Being allergic to novocaine, I had been knocked out. Well, at least it was done.
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