The drabble challenge is a weekly challenge , hosted by Aheila on her blog : thewriteaholicblog.wordpress.com
A reminder how it works : read the prompt and find your angle ; write a drabble ( 100 word story , give or take 5 words ) ; post a direct link to the drabble in your comments .
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It was futile , a wasted exercise .
He was blank , a clean slate , tabula rasa .
Numerous tests were conducted .
The doctors had done everything possible .
They said it was simply a matter of time .
But time was a luxury he couldn't afford .
They were coming to get him . That he knew for certain .
In the absence of reliable memory , gut instinct prevailed . But who were they ? Who was he ? Why were they after him ?
Snippets of images flitted along the edges of his memory … a black beret … the scent of vanilla … a plaintive violin … steel grey eyes … and then slipped away .