It was soon the turn of the man to my left. Glukhov got into his face and he blinked, hard, and involuntarily reeled back. I closed my eyes and shook my head. Another one gone. Glukhov signalled and the man was hurried towards the rest of the camp, rejected.
Unaffected, he moved on to me. He stared me down and I stared right back. I was not one to flinch in the face of the devil. He had my freedom and I was the body he wanted. That was all.
He nodded at me and smiled.
‘This one,’ he said. ‘This one has spirit. Take him.’
Russian Sleep Experiment Artwork by Daniel Tyka @ artificialdesign
The Russian Sleep Experiment
Four political prisoners living in a 1940s Siberian POW camp volunteer to be Subjects in a Soviet Military experiment. They are promised freedom in exchange for completing the exercise. In return they must endure 30 days without sleep, fuelled by Gas 76-IA. One researcher, Luka, stands alone in believing the experiment needs to be stopped before irreversible damage is done but is he too late? The Subjects no longer want the Gas switched off.
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