"... And then something breaks in my head and a voice that isn't mine, but which I know is me shrieks, "I am Tlaloc, the bringer of rain and watery death, fucker and when I get out of this cell, I am going to tear your fleshy limbs off one by one. I am going to skull fuck you until your eye sockets are just poke-holes filled with blood-".
They shut off my voice. 10005. I don't know what happened. 10005. I am frightened. I am sorry. 10018. 10018. Please come back ..."
This story was runner up in the James White Award 2012 and subsequently published in Interzone Issue 247. The lovely people at Starship Sofa podcast a version of it in October of that year, featuring the voice talent of the amazing Mr Nick Camm. Click on the link below to listen to it.