Deja Vu

One step, two steps, three… Keep moving.

Down the corridor to the right. Take a left and head to the canteen, at another t-junction hallway.

Deja vu? I swear I’ve been here before…

I left the recreation room after binging on TV for the past few hours. Honestly Netflix is a godsend and a curse. Now I’m out in the corridor, turning a corner, making my way to…

I realise at this point I’ve stopped mid-step in the corner of the hallway. I don’t know why.

Where was I headed again? ARGH, totally spaced out. Never mind, take a breath and look around. The corridor is dark, we really need some better lighting down here. Also maybe some signs. I heard a fizzing of some loose wiring in the walls, either the hamsters are loose or the maintenance bots are halfway through a job.

My stomach growls slightly. Okay I was obviously headed to the canteen to get some food. That’s my goal now at least.

However before I can take another step I look up. There’s a blank wall up ahead which I blink at. I still haven’t moved. Why haven’t I moved yet?

Then I hear a voice. It’s distant. It’s down one end of the corridor. It’s someone calling my name. I look to my left, down the other end of the corridor I see the engineers room. No one in there would be calling me, besides they’re playing music so loud it’s audible where I’m standing. No it sounded distant and from a quieter place.

I look right. The canteen’s that way. The way the voice came from. Something urges me that way and I’m not sure if it’s my growling stomach or the voice and despite the nagging thought in the back of my mind I go anyway. I start walking again.

One step, two steps, three… Keep moving.

Down the corridor to the right. Take a left and head to the canteen, at another t-junction hallway.

Deja vu? I swear I’ve been here before…

This story first appeared on Gonzo Enterprises