I woke up in a hospital on a different planet, with a different arm and leg. I would have hoped to keep my limbs, but they were beyond saving. I would have hoped to have landed on a planet with humans, but that didn't happen either.
The escape pod did its job, just not the way I wanted it to.
Waking up in odd places has a strange effect on you. First, you go through a short, blissful stage where you believe it is a dream, but soon you realize it’s a nightmare. I woke up in a strange room, with concrete walls, stray pieces of broken machinery all around me and sunlight pouring down through slits in the ceiling. I would like to say it was a prison, but it felt more like I was trapped in some superstructure, as if by accident.
Lisa picked up the cell-phone the moment it rang but hesitated before she answered. The call came a lot sooner than she expected, she wondered if she did something wrong. Yet, how could she have? She followed every instruction to the letter until she arrived at this small shack in the middle of nowhere.