This week’s Trifecta challenge is to write between 33 and 333 words incorporating the word ‘appear’ – using the definition ‘to have an outward aspect: seem ‘appears happy enough’
“According to the results Mr.Carson, you appear to be in excellent health.”
“But doctor, what about this voice in my head? It’s driving me nuts.”
“Stress, Mr. Carson. You’ve probably been overdoing it at work. I’m going to give you a sick note for two weeks and I suggest you use that time for a holiday. Go somewhere nice and warm and relax. You’ll feel so much better for it.”
As Doctor Smith handed Tim Carson the sick note he shook his hand and wished him all the best for the future. As Tim left the surgery he wondered just what sort of future lay ahead of him.
I looked on, a mere observer, taking it all in. As a ‘Researcher’, it was my job to find out as much as I possibly could. I watched, listened and tried not to ask too many questions, unless they were absolutely necessary. A lot of work had gone in to the selection of Tim Carson and so far, he was proving to be an ideal subject.
I’d first entered his body three weeks ago. March 24th 2013 at 7.43am, to be precise. Initially he had no idea I was there. As time went on I became increasingly curious and started asking questions. He nows spends much of his time desperately trying to rationalise my presence, even exploring this present theory that he’s going mad.
I’ve done my best to explain to him what is happening but he refuses to accept it. A shame really. I’d hoped we might be able to co-exist harmoniously. This is obviously not going to happen.
I have no option but to use this two-week holiday to finalise a total merger. By the time he goes back to work he will be a new man.