Cold Storage

Cold Storage is a funny scary science fiction story about a man who is cryogenically frozen in the hopes that in the future he can be revived and cured.

Cold Storage

Gerald Sidney was a very wealthy man, but all the money in the world couldn’t help him now. He was dying and there was nothing more the doctors could do for him. They had tried their best, but their best wasn’t good enough.

“We’re going to freeze your body, Gerald,” the doctor told him. “You will be placed in suspended animation. Hopefully, some day, medical science will have advanced far enough to be able to heal you. In the meantime, your body will be cryogenically frozen and kept in cold storage.”

When Gerald woke up and opened his eyes, he found himself lying on a bed in an unfamiliar room. There was a man standing over him. A tall man, dressed in a shimmering, multi-colored robe.

“Welcome to the future,” said the man.

Gerald coughed and cleared his throat. “Who are you?” he asked.

“I’m your descendant,” the man replied. “You’ve been asleep for a long time. You’re my ancestor. It’s a pleasure to meet you.”

“What’s your name?” asked Gerald.

The man smiled. “My name is Blargh,” he replied.

“Blargh?” Gerald repeated. “That’s a funny name.”

“Not really,” said Blargh. “Gerald is infinitely more amusing.”

“And what do you do for a living?” Gerald asked.

“Living?” Blargh looked confused. “I don’t understand the question… Oh you mean work… No, we don’t have that anymore. The robots do all the work now.”

“How convenient,” said Gerald. “What year is it?”

“30 ADL,” said Blargh.

“30 ADL?” Gerald spluttered. “What the hell does that mean?”

“30 years after the Dear leader came to power,” said Blargh.

“Who’s the Dear Leader?” asked Gerald.

“Oh, he’s our leader,” said Blargh proudly. “And he’s the greatest leader the world has ever known. He single-handedly united all of the countries on Earth. All hail the Dear Leader.”

“Where are we?” Gerald asked.

“We’re in a bunker, approximately one mile beneath the earth’s surface,” Blargh said. “Quite a change from your time, I imagine. It’s too hot for anyone to live above ground now.”

“Keeping me in cold storage all this time must have cost a fortune,” Gerald said. “Did my savings cover it?”

“I’m afraid not,” said Blargh. “Your savings ran out about 100 years ago. I had to pay all your debts when I had you revived.”

“Well, thank you,” said Gerald. “That was very kind of you.”

“Think nothing of it,” Blargh smiled. “It was my pleasure.”

Gerald tried to get up, but he was too dizzy and instead he slumped back down on the bed with a groan.

“You mustn’t move,” said Blargh. “You need to rest for the heart transplant.”

“Oh?” Gerald sighed. “Is there something wrong with my heart?”

“No,” Blargh replied. “There’s something wrong with mine.”

Comments

  1. HorrorFanGirl says

    9/10 blarghs! Even if cryogenically freezing people will be developed to work- i’d never try cause i’m not leaving my body in the hands of my future gen, god knows what’ll happen xD

  2. Saliq_Khan says

    Um, with that advanced technology, couldn’t have he just created another heart? A metallic one maybe? And in few other stories here, there is a reference to ” Dear Leader. ” anyone has any back story for it? Who or what is he / she / it?

  3. dr. dead says

    Yes keeping people in auspended animation is a bad idea coz it couldnt work. Ur cells die eventually and if the die, ur body will die too.

  4. Rachellioes says

    Being frozen to live longer just seems like a bad idea. What if you stay awake when you’re frozen? Then it’s just you an your thoughts and you would go crazy. Plus something like this could happen.

  5. FAN OF SCARY FOR KIDS says

    How could he do this to his ancestor? hmmm…creepy.
    Anyway “HAPPY WORLD AIDS DAY” TO SFK AND ALL WHO IS A PART OF THIS SITE. Please try to create awareness about Aids.
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  6. xXxGrrrrRawrxXx says

    Ha that’s messed up yo…that the only reason he brought his ancestors to life? BTW this life sounds horrible.

  7. XxScaryGirlxX says

    What? I did not get it.

    scaryforkids says: Blargh needed a new heart so the only reason he revived Gerald was to use him for body parts. :D

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