This is a little old and i feel like could do better, but its all i have access to. I wrote this story from a writing Prompt i received on a Forum, enjoy!
My son Jack by my side i walked through the overgrown foliage on the parks stone path. Suddenly i became aware again, i was simply dreaming, memories flashed through my mind and as i looked to my side i saw my healthy boy disappear, i was all alone.
My time dreaming gave me time to contemplate on my actions, I remember the moment vividly, every excruciating detail. After drinking inordinate amounts of alcohol me and my wife had a fight, and oh boy, do i regret it. She insisted on taking my son, and i let her, she drove away, and i let her. It wasn't tell the next day i woke up from my drunken comatose and realized what had happened, what i had let happen. At that time i suspected she may have left me and taken my son, and so i quickly called her cellphone, no answer, i called my son, yet to no avail, I was left listening to the incessant ringing of my phone. This cycle repeated until i realized the probability of something much worse happening. I turned on the tv, i waited for something, anything, and to my dismay i got what i asked for, the reporter stated it so plainly "Mary Anaway, has passed away in a car accident, and her son is in critical condition, doctors say he may pass away, police suspect Alcohol was a large factor in the accident, Mary's husband is urged to report to the hospital as soon as possible." I grabbed my keys and ran as fast as i could, tears streaming behind me. When i arrived i learned of Jacks fate, paralyzed and brain dead, he might as well be dead. His college fund was useless i thought begrudgingly, until it hit me, technology can answer this, maybe i can find someone to perform surgery. I tried contacting doctors, but they informed me such technology was not currently available. Later that day i had doctors cryogenically freeze us, hoping for a day we could live together, a world where my son could once again be human.
As my dream faded away I contemplated how much time had passed, 10 years? 50? When would the scientists wake us up? I had several more dreams, every one just as vivid and real, only to come to the realization that each one was an illusion. Suddenly my ears rang, the sound was different than usual, instantaneously it hit me, those were my real ears, would i finally be able to wake up?
My eyelids slowly opened, this time it was for real, my senses all rushed back to me in a collision of color and smell. I looked at my hands, they were the same, i looked at my feet, these were my feet! For some time i stayed in that position, staring at the ceiling, unable to move, slowly i regained my senses until my mind jumped to what the doctors incessantly reminded me of, the bright red button that was placed to my right, i pushed it, revealing the cold metallic lab, how much i longed for the outside again.
I stepped out looking at several giant gray tubes. Something was off, where were the scientists? Why was there so much dust? I suddenly twirled around on my heels. "My son!" I croaked. I stepped towards his tube, a lingering sense deep in my mind told me something wasn't right, the tube smelt peculiar, though just regaining my senses i couldn't quite place the smell. But i still opened it, inside laid a great horror, my son was dead, in fact only a skeleton remained in its place. I cried far worse than ever before, had my struggle to keep him alive been in vain? Slowly i regained my sense, turned, and ran towards the exit. I swung open the great iron doors. What i saw pushed me to my limit, destroyed buildings, skeletons littered the grounds, no lights, no sound, where were all the people? Where were the bustling street cars? For a brief moment i took in a deep sigh, this is ridiculous, i'm still in my pod, waiting for the doctors to wake me up, though deep inside i knew i was only fooling myself. I searched far and wide for survivors, any sign of life. My level of sanity rapidly dropping as i came to dark realizations; My son was dead, and not a single person was left to share my pain. After some searching I eventually arrived to my house, but it wasn't my house, it had new paint and was completely remodeled, despite that I still entered, everything inside was also completely different except for my room, it still had the same floorboards, i pulled them up with a bloodied metal crowbar, to find a rusty revolver, right where i had left it. I pushed it towards my head, and as I pulled the trigger I had no regrets, I felt peace, a release from a dark cage.
I arrived in a small gray room, a dilapidated sign pointed in two directions, one read "For the guilt free," and the other, "For the sinners," though i had done many wrongs i believed that i could still make it into Heaven. Climbing a winding staircase i found myself in a white room with a great oak desk in the center, however I saw no one around, only an empty room filled with a deafening silence. Was there not supposed to be a god, checking my name off of on a gigantic book? I walked around the desk and turned the knob to the next room, but to no avail, it was locked, and so i knocked furiously for weeks, months, possibly even years. After what seemed to be an eternity i finally received response, a tall bearded man opened the door.
He stood with a great magnificence and wisdom
"Can I enter?" I questioned
"I'm afraid i haven't seen someone at this door for, 5000 years? I'm afraid all humans have been sorted to their proper places, I'm sorry, but there are to be no exceptions from either side, hell or heaven."
"You have to! I just died... What am i supposed to do?"
"I can assure you going to neither, is surely better than going to hell, i'm sincerely sorry, but no exceptions."
"Wait! Can you at least tell me if my son made it! What about my wife!"
"Your wife... Shes arrived here quite some time ago... Your son doesn't seem to be in either hell or heaven,"
"What's that supposed to mean! Where could he be then?"
"He may be in where nobody holds territory, in the grey room and the stairs,"
I could stand it no longer, i ran as fast as i could until i found the staircase that led down, i kept climbing lower and lower, until i found a hooded figure, i tapped on his shoulder, as he turned i looked into his face, it was my son, he was my healthy boy, I held him in a tight embrace, i guess we truly could be together again, forever, alone.