From the diary of John Saunders
20 August 2035
I have been thinking about my situation. Now that my headache has receded, I need to formulate an escape plan. I must exhibit sisu and find a way out of this locked room.
I have no idea why I have been locked in, but I know that my wife and son must need me. Someone brought me food and drink while I was sleeping so my superiors are clearly monitoring my movements. I need to find a way to fool the microchip in my head into believing I am sleeping. Then, when someone comes, I can make my move.
A little bit extra:
In order to fool the microchip in his head that he is asleep, John will have to do the following:
Breathing, John will have to take long, even and gentle breaths;
Eyes, John will have to mimic rapid eye movement which occurs during the REM stage of sleep;
Snoring, John will have to mimic the gentle sounds he makes during sleep; and
Pulse, your pulse rate drops while you are sleeping. John, will have to meditate himself into a completely relaxed state to mimic this effect.
This post was written for Charli Mill’s Carrot Ranch 99-word flash fiction challenge here: https://carrotranch.com/2019/05/02/may-2-flash-fiction-challenge/