In near future world overpopulated with loneliness we meet Charles. She conducts her life in the world of hyper-connected voyeurs. Scared by a previous trauma and a physical disability she lives in isolation on-board an freight liner, where she makes a living as a content creator.
Charles is virtually gregarious, confident and outrageous, yet in her physical reality and she is petrified of people. So she lives in perfect isolation. Her entire world occurs in an area half the size of a shipping container, it is the dormitory area on the rig of an eighteen wheel self driving cargo truck. She travels the roads picking up and delivering cargo. She lives over the road. Never still. Never stationary. A butterfly.
Until her perfectly moulded world cracks under the weight of her past.
The ignored things lean in. Cracks form in her reality, they threaten to crush her solitude, obliterate her brittle serenity and plunge her into the real world. A living hell, where the hell is other people. The sky is blue, the sun is out and it never rains on top of the clouds. Everyday is a beautiful day on top of the clouds.
The weather is changing and her return flight is grounded. She goes out with her crew, and they are separated. At some point in the night they are buzzing on coke, and someone approaches her with asking for directions, she is a beautiful Mexican woman, and she shows her a map, the map is dusty and the woman blows the powder into her face. Charlie is a bit insulted but drunk and she is confused when the woman gets nervous and looks fidgety and anxious, and approaches her, and whispers in Spanish. Charlie doesn't understand.
- early twenty year old
- small plane pilot training
- one hundred hours flight to mexico and on to medilline
- stay over for party. coke whiskey and cock
- dust in the face and black out memories (scopolamine)
The story begins in the kitchen of a bed and breakfast, Charlie wakes up with a hangover, she is hot and sweating and dressed in a surgical gowen. There is a paper note telling her she will be dead in 3 hours unless she gets to a hospital. Her arm has been amputated. She is still under anesthetic and grabs her phone to call for help only to realise the fingerprint to unlock the phone is on the stollen arm, she is panicing and starts sreaming. At this point a neightbour is passing and in broken spanish he clams her enough to use the "emergency call" that doesnot require unlokcing the phone. Charlie gets dressed and smacks her cut arm on the floor after slipping. She faints in the pain, she recovers to see the neightbour stealing her purse then she faints.
Charlie wakes up in the hospital. she is told she was induced into a coma because she was very delarios and violent and so the administration induced comma. By this stage two weeks have past, and bother her mothers are in the hospital. The police arrive to interview her. Charlie recounts the events of the night that she can remember and then amnesia. The police share their hypothesis and a probable MO. She was a medical theft, probably for an American client. Later a doctor/specialist arrives and tells her they will need to cut more off her arm, because her fall on the floor tramatised the stump. They also tell her that she is pregnant, and it is probably the result of rape, she is demolished by the news, and becomes hysterical. They sedate her. And the mothers arrange to take her back to the USA for the surgery.
The two mothers have opposing perspectives on the pregnancy and Charlie is torn between the two arguments, and decideds to terminate the pregnancy but for whatever reason spits out the pill.
More complications mean more arm needs to be removed and this last straw oblisterates the last optimism of Charlie and she has to be sedated and re-comotosed. She wakes up with not more than a shoulder stump left, and is very depressed. But the surgons did re-route her major nerves and prepare her for a neuro-physical proceedure for a bionic prosthetic arm.
more surgery is required and she is getting more pregnant and the drugs are put on hold in case they damage the embryo. She has electrodes inserted and starts physical trails to control a computer simulation. Her control improves and she is selected to trial a militart grade prosthetic, which goes very well, and starts training with the carbon arm, and essentailly restores full mobility and dextarity.
The child is born and unfortunately she does not cope well. The boy is very obviously Latin characteristics and so Charlie dumps the child with the mothers and leaves home on a bus without telling anyone.
The post-trauma makes it very difficult to hold a job, and when she almosts kills a man for making a toxic sexual comment she is charged with house arrest, and during the house arrest she decides to remain banished from the world, and ends up living in her car, collecting social security and disablity allowance.
She earns more money by becoming a delivery driver and that is how she meets the long haul drivers and discovers she can chaperone for a shipping company. She takes the most isolated hardest jobs and puts buys a self driving rig, and moves "over the road" permantly.
todays another day
- wake up routine, excessive water plants
- drinks coffee and watched lightening farm
- talks to leading rig pilot and departs to static station
- showers wipes herself and bags the panties
- puts the panties in bubble wrapped envelope
- drives to the station and refills water electricity and sewage
- buys ALL the panties, and posts the used panties
- she does her shopping and makes content in the shower
- meets and "old" man, and man who stopped meds, is terminally ill
- he show her a death warrant for his wife and tells her his plans
show time on the train
- she returns to the rig and heads off
- later that day she does makeup for show
- she host a show and goes to sleep
- the next day she arrives at a dropp off and get new cargo
- she talks to her son and sees the mother is very ill
- she promises to come and visit them
- she does another show later that evening
- the next day is on the road in the rain
- the next day she is arrested and interviewed
- the crime was comitted by her arm, the missing arm
- the police catch the person who did it
- charlies want to see her stolen property the chat with the new owner reveals how she hates the arm and a little about her life.
this is a story about a nomad.
she was a trained piolet as a very young woman, one disaterous trip took her to colombia where she was became a victum of a limb-jacking.
her right arm was aputated and so too was her profession.
During the kidnap she was rapd mtiple times under the influsence of escopamina (suggestion drug) as a result of the rape she beomes pregnant, and lter enduced to coma and as a result the family is legally unable to to terminated the pregnangy .
wound contamination meant more arm had to be removed and at that point her nerves where re-reouted to clusters for bionic control system.
the re-routing was successful and eventually she was fitted with a very hi-tec prosthetic mechanical arm.
birth control and procreation
[[birth-control]] boys can not be aborted, and girls can be harvested