Tim felt like he was floating in a sensory deprivation tank; his senses were completely numbed as only his mind seemed to be operating. He was experiencing a Zen-like peacefulness—a serene tranquility that he felt was as close to Nirvana as he’d ever be.
As he drifted towards consciousness, he became gradually aware of warmth from some unseen source radiating around him. It cascaded across his face and shoulders as a steady sizzle filtered through the darkness, filling his ears with familiarity. The sound grew to a crackle as its accompanying aroma made its way towards his olfactory center.
He began to salivate and opened his eyes, completing his sensory awakening.
“Bacon…” he said, breathlessly.
Propping himself up into a sitting position, he realized...
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