Autumn has always been a shy girl, especially as long as she has lived in her apartment. Most of the time, these past three years, she just keeps to herself, quiet and content, but after her closest neighbors moved in recent months they were replaced by men who give her the creeps.
For the most part, avoiding the men is the best reaction, and the least confrontational which Autumn prefers, having never been one to just aggressively deal with fears or troubles.
It's this very thought process which has Autumn so excited as she gets the mail one brisk October day, a brand new computer program arriving that she has been eagerly waiting on. Avoiding anxious and fear inducing situations can be easy cooped up in her apartment but it also can be boring.
Virtual Escape offers the solution, a program she found out about online, having always been a bit of a techie despite her model good looks. Using Virtual Escape, one simply runs the program while connecting medical monitoring pads to their temples and closing their eyes. The virtual reality comes in the form of lucid dreams activated while awake and connected to the program. Basically Autumn can literally take a trip inside her mind, go somewhere, anywhere she can imagine, without ever leaving the apartment.
She can talk, interact, go anywhere she wants and the variety of seemingly real characters to see is amazing, no repeats of the same person which definitely is impressive for a computer program.
Around the back of a virtual building in the virtual park, Autumn is shocked to find a virtual woman having sex. As she stands and just watches, the man finishes up his climax and rather stiffly steps aside with lifeless eyes as another man takes his place, the woman getting one fucking after another, only moaning and crying out for more.
It isn't until Autumn gets a close look at the woman's face, mostly hidden behind her thrashing hair, that her virtual reality comes crashing down around her.
The woman is the mirror image duplicate of Autumn herself, doing horrible perverse things an innocent shy girl like Autumn never would dream of... at least she doesn't think she would. The world is supposed to come from her own mind and thoughts, but could this really be somewhere locked inside her?
As the duplicate Autumn notices the genuine article watching her, taunting begins, continued depraved acts impossible in the real world, actions clearly intended to further abuse Autumn and make her only more shocked and horrified.
What began as a fun escape is quickly becoming an escape from sanity, but will Autumn survive it? Find out just how real the changes from a virtual world can be when Readers Scare Month frightens with the advancement of technology and our own hidden fantasies.