Amnesia is addictive. It offers delicious freedom, but each choice you make -- each clue uncovered -- narrows your personal possibility until you become mired in the familiar day-to-day drudgery you meant to escape.
Despairing, you seek out a new city, another procedure. You awake to mental white noise -- an unblemished mind -- and rediscover your favorite oblivion.
Nanofic from the prompt here.
(Photo credit: Chris Smart.)