Red Petals: A Short Story

Rosy Red Petals
BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP…
Briana opens her eyes as she hears her alarm clock ringing in her ears. She then jumps right out of the bed before it flips her over. It is 6:30 A.M. and she needs to get out of the house by quarter till 8 at the latest. She is dragging herself into her shower booth, luckily the bathroom is already steamed up for her. She takes a quick twenty-minute shower and runs downstairs in her robe to start her kitchen to make her breakfast and lunch. She stares at her kitchen robots working. Briana misses her Monday-no-pack-day, a day filled with Courtney’s nutritious but tasty snacks.
Mondays have been hard for Briana lately not only because of the weekly meeting she has to attend, but also because she no longer
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Is it about your date with Chris? You guys have a good time? I want to know all about it,” Courtney says as she grabs her lunch and rushes out of her office.
“I will tell you in a minute and it’s not about Chris, we don’t even have a second date,” Briana tells Courtney as they grab a corner table at the cafeteria. “Someone left a glass box of roses in my front door” Briana explains.
“Are you sure they’re not from Chris, because that is so romantic,” Courtney exclaims.
“No or I don’t think so. Also, the roses were dried up in a glass box.”
“Dried up roses? That doesn’t sound so romantic. You should just throw them away. Geeze I thought this was something good,” Courtney whines about it.
“I just left it in my house. I was running late to the meeting. It is strange to think that someone has sent me such finely dried up roses. If you look at how delicately it has been dried up and placed into the glass box you wouldn’t think of it as so disturbing,” Briana explains.
“I wouldn’t feel so attached to such creepy gift if I were you. After all you don’t even know who it’s from. What if it has a tracking device or anything that might be life threatening? You never know how things can sneak up on you. Just be careful and have someone look at it if you are going to keep it in your
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She was announced as the next Memory Box® winner from the drawing she entered herself with Courtney during their lunch hour about a year ago. It was her first time winning anything from these kinds of events so it did not matter much that the drawing was to recruit people to test out the new machine her company had made. She also does not remember Mike’s warning about having unexplained feelings, which was a top secret. Strangely enough, those memories did not stick around for too long though Mike risked his job from sharing that information to

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