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I am Seven.

That's my name, or at least, that's what they said is my name. I don't know what Seven stands for. It may be something. It may be nothing. I know that seven is a number, but what's that? They showed me a table once. It had numbers from one all the way to one hundred printed on it. That is the first day I remember. I can't remember anything before that except waking up. I was small then. The stark white-paneled walls seemed to rise up forever. My bed was white too. Only the numbers were black.

I was in that room for a long time. How long is long, you ask? Well, I don't know. I grew a lot and they fed me a lot. I don't know where the food came from except when I woke up, food would be by my bed. But I was alone. I was taught things in that room. How to read, how to write. It's funny though, I never saw anyone. I've never seen myself either. There were only screens which taught me words. And the voice doesn't count, it's too fake. But there must be others. There have to be others. I cannot be here alone.

The fake voice started a count down one day. It was a slow count down, beginning at ten and after every sleep it went down one number. It hit one. And that was when I heard a new voice...

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ElfFriend
ElfFriend

okay.....well my first thoughts are your crazy, but good job on writing that story:D

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Arcones Author
Arcones

Hehe, thanks!

I decided on first person for this as I was a tad more comfortable writing it in this world.

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ArielY
ArielY

Very well written, deserves more pages!

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Arcones Author
Arcones

Thanks! And they're coming! :D

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Tac_9
Tac_9

Hmm... Reminds me of one of my favorite books

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Arcones Author
Arcones

And that's a good thing? :D

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Salsa_Shark
Salsa_Shark

I liked it :3 reminds me of portal for some reason.

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Sab3rr
Sab3rr

same

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Arcones Author
Arcones

Yeah, I started writing this and got to a up to a certain point and thought: Portal.

The thing is, I've had many stories that are similar to video games/other stories and I figure, nothing is new, but if I can put a twist on it, then it should work.

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Salsa_Shark
Salsa_Shark

I think it's very original, and I don't think there's anything wrong with using games as inspiration. ;)

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Arcones Author
Arcones

Thanks! I should have the next part out soon (today or tomorrow :))

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cork279
cork279

Maybe it's the "stark white-paneled walls" :D

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Arcones Author
Arcones

Yeah, but what was I gonna do if I wanted the main character to learn about certain things like colors and different foods, etc, without him being in a plain environment?

I guess it's just one of those decisions writers have to make.

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Salsa_Shark
Salsa_Shark

@cork279: it is actually :P

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cork279
cork279

Sounding good so far. Lemme read more. Now. :D

BTW, is this the one you wrote for nanowrimo?

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Arcones Author
Arcones

Thanks!

Nope. I still haven't touched that one since I wrote it (I'm WAY too scared of looking at it because I know there are tons of mistakes). I know I need to though, because I want to finish that story....

Ah well, conflicting emotions going on right here *points to heart* xD

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cork279
cork279

Haha. Well, you sure are motivated to finish stories. Longer stories. I always get distracted from the novel I'm writing (Orkmoth) :P

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Arcones Author
Arcones

:D

Well, I have to have a LOT of motivation (some sort of really tangible goal). NaNoWriMo was one, and I have a goal for this one as well, but we'll see how far it goes!

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