Survival Mode

Paul Fidalgo
9 min readMar 7, 2021

It’s freezing. I can’t stop shivering. I’m in the middle of a snow-blighted wasteland, and everything is white, and it would be hard to tell day from night if not for the fact that night is much colder. My only source of heat is some threadbare clothing recently issued to me, that at least includes a hood. I’m exhausted, badly needing sleep, and starving, but carrying precious little food. There’s a school-my school, actually-that’s really not all that far off…

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Paul Fidalgo

Odd duck. Indoor cat. Rogue planet. A motley fool; a miserable world.